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The week in ideas, December 10, 2012

Yelp reviews in the bathroom. Resourceful employees. A super-sustainable Applebee’s. And no more rare burgers in London. A well-done Week In Ideas awaits.

Kick the salt, but keep the flavor

Boston Market’s late-August announcement that it would cut sodium levels an average of 20 percent throughout its menu—a decision symbolized by the chain...

(October 26, 2012 - Houston Chronicle)—Food service products distributor Ben E. Keith Foods says it is building its most energy-efficient distribution...

BOSTON, MA (October 16, 2012 - Marketwire)—Digital Lumens announced that Ben E. Keith Foods, the nation's eighth largest institutional foodservice...

CHICAGO (October 12, 2012)—Testa Produce announced that it is a founding participant in Greener Fields Together, an industry-wide sustainability and local...

The phrase Founding Farmers may conjure up images of colonial America, but the restaurants operating under that name are anything but old-fashioned. One of the tenets of the Farmers Restaurant Group is using the latest technology available to carry out its mission of “operating, serving and living green.”

Which restaurant chains are valued most by Millennials for the brands’ social-responsibility efforts? Here’s a hint: Don’t waste a guess on Chipotle or Starbucks.

Customers are armed with more information about your business practices, and they are acting on their values. If you share their values, great; if you don’t, look out.

Indra Nooyi came aboard PepsiCo in 1994 to steer the foodservice division, visiting front- and back-of-the house operations across America.

MONTEREY, CA (February 9, 2011)—This week, PRO*ACT announced the addition of Kathleen Phillips as Sustainability Coordinator. In this newly created...