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How tackling food waste saves restaurants money

How tackling food waste saves restaurants money


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The restaurant industry is worth nearly $800 billion in the United States, and there are more than a million restaurants nationwide. But running a successful restaurant business is not easy — as many as 60 percent fail within the first three years of opening their doors. At full-service restaurants, profit-margins are razor thin, ranging...

Trend Alert: the Urban Farm-to-Table Movement

Trend Alert: the Urban Farm-to-Table Movement


Vertical aeroponic gardening at Tower Gardens.

Farms aren’t just in the country anymore. Rooftop gardens supply dozens of Chicago restaurants with just-picked veggies. In the lobby of Vin de Set restaurant in St. Louis, diners are greeted by tall white towers growing kale for salads thatnight. At New York’s...

Silver Lake’s Botanica Dishes Up a New Kind of Healthy

BY ANNETTE SEMERDJIAN| Los Angeles locals are always looking for new ways to stay healthy, often following the guidelines of vegan or gluten-free lifestyles. Silver Lake’s newest restaurant and market, Botanica, provides healthy, feel good meals without the (often constricting) rules of health lifestyles.

It’s simple: there are no refined...

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