Today’s Solutions: May 28, 2024

A woman orders food in the touch screen terminal with electronic menu in fast food restaurant

France's ban on single-use restaurant tableware is a fast-food “revolution”

Fast-food restaurants in France are now tackling one of the most significant shifts in the industry, ever: a government ban on disposable plates, cups, and tableware for anybody eating or drinking on-site. On January 1, McDonald's, Burger King, Starbucks, and Subway faced what Read More...

plant-based vegan burger against yellow backdrop

The plant-based fast food movement continues to grow

As the world continues to focus on strategies to reduce carbon emissions and our impact on the environment, plant-based fast food is gaining more traction across the restaurant industry. The presence of new companies such as California-based Plant Power Fast Food is propelling the concept of Read More...

KFC wants to use 3D printing t

KFC wants to use 3D printing to produce “eco-friendly chicken”

As part of its vision for the ‘restaurant of the future’, KFC is working alongside a Russian 3D Bioprinting firm to create chicken meat, which will allegedly taste and feel like the real thing but with minimal negative impact on the environment. The idea of ​​crafting the ‘meat of the Read More...

Food access: The LA restaurant

Food access: The LA restaurant charging lower prices in poorer areas

Fast food restaurants don’t just lure people into eating their unhealthy food because it tastes good. Often enough, fast food is chosen because it’s cheaper than other options. If healthy fast food was the same low cost as McDonald’s, would people keep choosing to eat McDonald’s? That’s Read More...

Wealthy investors are demandin

Wealthy investors are demanding fast food giants to act on climate change

A group of investors worth more than $6.5 trillion is putting massive pressure on fast food suppliers such as McDonalds, KFC, and other chains to change their ways in order to mitigate the effects of climate change. The investors are calling for public, time-limited targets for reducing the impacts Read More...

Why investing in fast-food may

Why investing in fast-food may be a good thing

Social entrepreneurs see the economic upheaval as a chance to go mainstream. Amy Domini | March 2009 issue My friends and colleagues know I've been an advocate of the Slow Food movement for many years. Founded in Italy 20 years ago, Slow Food celebrates harvests from small-scale family farms, Read More...

Had it with the heartburn? Try

Had it with the heartburn? Try a Mediterranean diet

 April 2009 issue When I was a young assistant professor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I often woke in the night with heartburn. I mentioned it to a few colleagues, who were surprised to hear I didn’t take an antacid every night—as they did—to prevent acid buildup in the stomach. At the Read More...