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Darden Focuses on Sustainability - Restaurant Management (RMGT)

Darden Focuses on Sustainability - Restaurant Management (RMGT) | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
Darden Restaurants is taking the plunge—with the design and operation of the world’s most expansive lobster aquafarm, scheduled to open in Malaysia in five years.Since 2004, Darden, the world’s largest full-service...
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Zoës Kitchen wins diners with healthful fare | Healthy Dining content from Nation's Restaurant News

Zoës Kitchen wins diners with healthful fare | Healthy Dining content from Nation's Restaurant News | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
The chain's vice president of marketing discusses its Mediterranean positioning
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Consumers are shifting to foods that taste good and are good for them.  Zoes Kitchen proves it every day. 

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Next Steps for Growth: How Chipotle grew into an industry paradigm | Fast Casual content from Nation's Restaurant News

Next Steps for Growth: How Chipotle grew into an industry paradigm | Fast Casual content from Nation's Restaurant News | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
The history of Chipotle Mexican Grill and how the chain's principles and development have made it a paradigm of growth.
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Students Leading Sustainable Charge | Colleges & Universities content from Food Management

Students Leading Sustainable Charge | Colleges & Universities content from Food Management | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
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Great example of next generation values driving change that impacts multiple stakeholders. 

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McDonald’s Corp. looks to use sustainable beef by 2016 | Sustainability content from Nation's Restaurant News

McDonald’s Corp. looks to use sustainable beef by 2016 | Sustainability content from Nation's Restaurant News | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
Burger chain could face challenges as sustainable beef supply tightens
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According to Nation's Restaurant News Forecast and Trends Report for 2014, there is a growing number of consumers who value sustainable supply chains. 

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A New Holiday Tradition: Out with the New, In with the Old | Business on GOOD

A New Holiday Tradition: Out with the New, In with the Old | Business on GOOD | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
It was Black Friday. A day of crowds. A day of clearances. A day of consumerism. But I was not in a line. And I was not grabbing any door-busting deals or fighting through crowds for a big screen television.
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Charities Get Into Fast Food - NYTimes.com

Charities Get Into Fast Food - NYTimes.com | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
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TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie Discusses the Success of His Business and Philanthropy

TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie Discusses the Success of His Business and Philanthropy | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
In a short six years, TOMS Shoes has effectively redefined the landscape for fashion philanthropy. F...
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10 surprising economic trends that rule the world

10 surprising economic trends that rule the world | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
What’s going on in the world today? It’s hard to keep up. Some facts are familiar to anyone who reads the news. Unemployment is high. Growth is slow. Shale gas is a big deal.
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Some good news for the economy and the environment. 

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What Does 'The Scarecrow,' Chipotle's Animated Ad, Tell Us About the Company?

What Does 'The Scarecrow,' Chipotle's Animated Ad, Tell Us About the Company? | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
The Mexican-food chain’s short film has been praised as innovative marketing and beautiful art, but is it a cynical attempt to turn sustainability into sales?
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Some thoughtful and transparent conversation about Chipotle values, ads, and operations. 

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Why This Millionaire Is Attempting To Live On Just $4.50 A Day

Why This Millionaire Is Attempting To Live On Just $4.50 A Day | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
Panera Bread founder and CEO Ron Shaich earns about $3 million a year.
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NRN Social 200: Togo’s tops ranking with cause marketing | The Social Media 200 content from Nation's Restaurant News

NRN Social 200: Togo’s tops ranking with cause marketing | The Social Media 200 content from Nation's Restaurant News | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
Other top-ranked restaurant brands use a range of social media strategies
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ToGo's campaign for #NoKidHungry gets results; Restaurant industry gets behind the issue of ending childhood hunger in the US.  

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Restaurants see success with 'Meatless Monday' vegetarian menu items | Healthy Dining content from Nation's Restaurant News

Restaurants see success with 'Meatless Monday' vegetarian menu items | Healthy Dining content from Nation's Restaurant News | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
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Another way to balance people, profits and the planet.  

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How Intrapreneurship Can Help You Innovate

How Intrapreneurship Can Help You Innovate | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
Encouraging an intrapreneurial culture in your company won't reap instant innovation, but laying down some ground rules and cultivating that culture will.
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Terrific blog from Alexandra Levit on how companies can leverage Intrapreneurship, that also includes a story about Hilton employees reducing their carbon footprint while saving 147K. 

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Solar Roadways

Solar Roadways | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
Solar panels that you can drive, park, and walk on. They melt snow and... cut greenhouse gases by 75-percent?!!!
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Solar Roadway campaign takes off after celebrity tweet. 

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John Bird, founder of the Big Issue, asks: what makes a social business?

John Bird, founder of the Big Issue, asks: what makes a social business? | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
'A social business is a campaigner mixed with a provider, giving customers what they want while changing them and the world'
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Restaurant Community Investment Builds Consumer Base By Giving Back | QSR magazine

Restaurant Community Investment Builds Consumer Base By Giving Back | QSR magazine | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
The Good Neighbor - Giving back to the community takes more than a financial investment.
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Multicultural Trends (CulturalTrends) on Twitter

Multicultural Trends (CulturalTrends) on Twitter | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
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Is Your Company Ready To Make The World A Better Place?

Is Your Company Ready To Make The World A Better Place? | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
Humanizing workplaces fostering sustainability and increasing engagement are noble causes. Theyre just not enough for employees if the company itself...
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The Kinship Economy: “Live Large, Carry Little” :: Best Practices Conference 2013

The Kinship Economy: “Live Large, Carry Little” :: Best Practices Conference 2013 | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
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Excellent recap of a brilliant presentation by J.Walker Smith of Futures Company on the "Kinship Economy" by Matt Charner, Managing Editor at RecrutingBlogs.com.  

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Rooftop gardens can boost restaurant profits | Operations content from Restaurant Hospitality

Rooftop gardens can boost restaurant profits | Operations content from Restaurant Hospitality | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
A rooftop garden demonstrates a restaurant’s commitment to local, artisanal and sustainability raised food—but there are bottom line benefits, too.
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People Report and Black Box Intelligence Announce the Nominees for the 2013 Best Practices Awards

People Report and Black Box Intelligence Announce the Nominees for the 2013 Best Practices Awards | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
The Green Technology World Web site educates readers about technologies, essential issues, and trends that enable companies to operate more efficiently, thereby creating a positive impact on both their businesses and the environment.
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Companies who are balancing People, Profits and Planet.  

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NRN Social 200: Bravo! leads index with No Kid Hungry tie-in | The Social Media 200 content from Nation's Restaurant News

NRN Social 200: Bravo! leads index with No Kid Hungry tie-in | The Social Media 200 content from Nation's Restaurant News | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
Regional chain’s cause-marketing focus results in week’s biggest increase
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Restaurants ramp up Dine Out fundraising efforts | Share Our Strength content from Nation's Restaurant News

Restaurants ramp up Dine Out fundraising efforts | Share Our Strength content from Nation's Restaurant News | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
Share Our Strength campaign boosts business while combating childhood hunger
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Restaurants connect with milennial consumers, engage employees, and give back to their communities. 

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Chef Michael Leviton discusses the challenges of his new restaurant, A4 Pizza | Chef Insights content from Nation's Restaurant News

Chef Michael Leviton discusses the challenges of his new restaurant, A4 Pizza | Chef Insights content from Nation's Restaurant News | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
Chef Michael Leviton discusses the challenges of his new restaurant, A4 Pizza
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Don’t Flip Out, But Some Burger Chains Actually Pay Pretty Well

Don’t Flip Out, But Some Burger Chains Actually Pay Pretty Well | People Profits Planet | Scoop.it
P. Terry’s wants to be the anti-fast-food fast-food chain. By paying workers well and still turning a profit, the Austin company is proving the impossible. Daniel Gross reports.
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Nice example of a small company in Austin, trying to balance people, profits and planet.  

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