Top Sustainability News

Hopdoddy Shifts Toward Regenerative Agriculture Practices

Tuesday, on National Cheeseburger Day, Hopdoddy, an Austin based national brand who pioneered the better burger space, is making a large and public shift toward utilizing meats that are raised via regenerative agriculture practices, which is a way of farming that is immensely better for the consumer, the planet and the animal itself. “Enough with […]

Eco-Products Unveils Latest Impact Report

Eco-Products released its 10th annual report on its social and environmental responsibility efforts — now known as its Impact Report — detailing the company’s progress to date and highlighting its ambitions moving forward.  The new report outlined a variety of successes for Eco-Products in 2022, including helping more foodservice operators divert waste from landfills, advocating […]

Starbucks Expands Test of 100 Percent Reusable Cups

Starting August 14, Starbucks is expanding its 100 percent reusable format to 12 stores in Napa and Petaluma, California. That means every beverage made at these stores will be prepared in either a personal cup or in a Starbucks reusable Borrow A Cup that customers can take with them and return in smart return bins. […]

Yum! Brands Makes Progress on Cage-Free Eggs Commitment

The Open Wing Alliance (OWA), a global coalition working to end the abuse of chickens worldwide, announces that Yum! Brands—the world’s largest service restaurant company with almost 50,000 locations in 150+ countries—has started reporting on its commitment to source 100% cage-free eggs (shell, liquid, ingredients) globally by 2030. The majority of YUM! Brand and sub-brand locations, including KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and […]

Starbucks to Develop Sustainability Learning and Innovation Lab in Costa Rica

Starbucks announced plans to develop a new sustainability learning and innovation lab at Hacienda Alsacia – the company’s global agronomy headquarters for research and development, located in Costa Rica. The lab will serve as a hub for hands-on and virtual learning opportunities for Starbucks partners (employees), students, researchers and industry leaders to innovate and scale […]

Taco Bell Announces Plan to Expand Sustainable Farming Practices in Beef Supply Chain

With bold ambitions to operate 10,000 restaurants in the coming years, Taco Bell acknowledges its responsibility to balance global expansion with intentional impact. In pursuit of parent company Yum! Brands’ broader climate efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 50 percent by 2030, Taco Bell is taking bigger steps to improve the environmental effects […]

Wendy’s Makes Progress on its ‘Good Done Right’ ESG Strategy

The Wendy’s Company released its 2022 Corporate Responsibility report, detailing significant progress against the three key pillars of the Company’s Good Done Right ESG strategy: Food, People and Footprint. The report reflects milestones on Wendy’s journey to drive positive change, including achieving a 10-year goal related to responsibly sourcing pork in the U.S. and Canada, […]

Just Salad Earns B Corp Certification

Just Salad announced that it has been certified as a B Corporation, furthering the brand’s commitment to social and environmental responsibility. By joining the B Corp community, Just Salad is honored to become a part of a global movement of people using business as a force for good. “Just Salad’s B Corp Certification represents our […]

The Human Bean to Give Back by Planting Trees

With Earth Day on the horizon, customers at The Human Bean will find plenty of ways to celebrate farmers and flavors from around the globe. Springtime specialty drink specials are returning to drive-thru locations across the U.S., and later in the month beverage lovers will have a chance to plant a tree just by enjoying […]

Chipotle Appoints Former FDA Exec Frank Yiannas to its Food Safety Advisory Council

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced the appointment of Frank Yiannas to the company’s Food Safety Advisory Council. Most recently serving as the Deputy Commissioner at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Yiannas will join a group of independent experts commissioned to ensure Chipotle’s food safety standards continue to evolve and serve as best practices for […]

Tractor Beverage Company Introduces Organic Impact Tracker

Tractor Beverage Company, in partnership with sustainability research company HowGood, announced the launch of its Organic Impact Tracker – a sustainability impact tracker developed to quantify the benefit of sourcing organic ingredients versus their conventional counterparts. Tractor is the first beverage brand to track and disclose impact data about its ingredients, supporting the company’s commitment […]

HMSHost Introduces BIOLO Biodegradable Straws

Global restaurateur HMSHost has introduced new PHA biodegradable straws from BIOLO in numerous dining venues at U.S. airports across California, Washington, Texas, North Carolina, and Florida.  The partnership with BIOLO, which was secured through HMSHost’s packaging partner Baer & Associates, Inc., marks a significant milestone in HMSHost’s promise to reduce the use of single-use plastic guest packaging […]