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Wimpy officially ditches plastic straws
8 Jan 19
The move is said to be part of their commitment to reduce non-recyclable waste throughout their stores.
It's the most wonderful time of the year!
21 Dec 18
We’re taking the time off.
Deliveroo gives away biodegradable greaseproof papers to allow recycling pizza boxes
18 Dec 18
They also announced that they ended the year with 10,000 more delivery riders.
Chop'd plans to use 100% recycled salad bowls in 2019
4 Dec 18
This is part of their initiative to reduce plastic waste.
Bella Italia raises £100k to support children with medical conditions
27 Nov 18
The proceeds have said to have already helped 30 people with serious illnesses.
LEON trials allergen awareness initiative
13 Nov 18
Two weeks have now passed since staff are asking customers about their food allergies.
Chilango's second Burrito Bond raises over £1.6 million
30 Oct 18
The brand's second crowdfunding initiative offers an 8% interest return annually for four years.
Wagamama to test bring-your-own takeout containers in New Zealand
23 Oct 18
The chain further aims to create more sustainability initiatives after banning plastic straws last year.
Boparan Restaurant Group to launch new initiatives dedicated to emergency sector workers
16 Oct 18
The chain will be presenting promotions to support the police, firefighters and National Health Service workers.
200 Degrees Coffee's Sheffield site to unveil permanent display of Esperanto advocate Jakob Applebaum
16 Oct 18
The location of the coffee shop site used to house a historical bookshop owned by him.
Esquires Coffee launches compostable coffee cups
8 Oct 18
The coffee chain says they want to be a single-use plastic-free business by 2020.
Just Eat sponsors bike hire scheme in Edinburgh
11 Sep 18
Transport for Edinburgh says that this will attract a broad range of residents, visitors, commuters and students.
Marks & Spencer removes plastic cutlery from its store
4 Sep 18
The supermarket now joins the sustainability trend of banning disposable plastic items.
McDonald's vows to employ 43,000 apprentices by 2025 in Europe
31 Aug 18
The programme is set to launch in five countries, with plans to expand to other markets in the future.
UK gov't mulls having laws to reduce waste
22 Aug 18
The number of responses to the Treasury’s call to reduce single-use plastic is said to be the largest in their history.
Olleco raises £100,000 for struggling hospitality workers
22 Aug 18
Prior donations from the company have helped over 540 families.
McDonald's, Pret A Manger, Lush, Caffe Nero and Costa Coffee join Landsec's “Refill Me” initiative
14 Aug 18
Research reveals that 59% of shoppers doesn’t carry refillable bottles.
Costa Coffee joins the Chatty Café Scheme movement
14 Aug 18
The coffee chain found out that 6 out 10 adults in UK have less conversations compared to ten years ago.
UK Chinese fast food brand Green Kitchen seeks funding for expansion
14 Aug 18
They turned to a crowdfunding platform to raise £200,000 in exchange for 11.61% equity.
Tart surpasses crowdfunding target
31 Jul 18
The bakery & coffee-shop concept plans to expand by 2019.
pod reaches £300,000 mark in crowdfunding initiative
30 Jul 18
The brand initially aimed to raise £200,000.
Overfunding: Daisy Green surpasses crowdfund target, looks to accelerate growth
13 Jul 18
The Australian hospitality group currently has nine sites across Central London.
pod eyes “organic” expansion, seeks funding
26 Jun 18
The multi-site has a maximum fund target of £1 million.
Notes Coffee almost 200% funded in investment platform
26 Jun 18
The growing coffee shop and wine bar concept started as a coffee cart in 2010.
Cantonese restaurants join Chinatown London's first National Dim Sum week
12 Jun 18
The celebrations will run from June 30 to July 6.
Weekly Global News Wrap: Starbucks' racial bias training video; Domino's welcomes customers to suggest ‘Hotspots'; Sugar substitutes market projected to value at $19.1b
1 Jun 18
Here is a summary of the most interesting QSR news stories of the week from around the world.
Starbucks' Community Café programme expands to 20 cafés
25 May 18
The global coffee brand is also celebrating its 20th year in the UK.
40 UK companies commit to cut plastic pollution
1 May 18
Over 40 companies have signed a pact to reduce plastic pollution over the next seven years.
UK Coffee Week 2018 kicks off with support from a range of coffee shops
17 Apr 18
The nationwide celebration raises money to bring clean water and sanitation to coffee growing communities around the world.
Starbucks and Closed Loop partners to develop recyclable cup solution
22 Mar 18
It pledges $10m to establish a groundbreaking consortium to launch the NextGen Cup Challenge.
McDonald's to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 36% by 2030
20 Mar 18
It commits to a 31% reduction in emissions intensity across its supply chain by 2030 from 2015 levels.
Pret to trial bottle deposit return scheme in Brighton shops
19 Mar 18
Over 7,000 customers responded to the blog post of Pret's CEO Clive Schlee and 80% believe it’s a good idea.
Starbucks ties up with Malala Fund to invest in 250,000 women by 2025
13 Mar 18
The partnership will expand the organization’s Gulmakai Network of education champions in India and Latin America.
Costa Coffee teams up with Keep Britain Tidy for the Great British Spring Clean
6 Mar 18
Team members from around 300 stores across the country will join a nationwide army of #LitterHeroes.
Industry-wide review launched into meat processing plants across the UK
6 Mar 18
The Food Standards Agency published details of a major review into the sites where meat products are processed and stored in the UK.
Jamie's Italian turns to Checkit to cut out paper and boost efficiency
6 Mar 18
37 sites of Jamie’s Italian will be deploying Checkit to digitise key processes operated by restaurant staff, including food safety.
McDonald's ties up with Enevo to offer full service waste management
6 Mar 18
It helped seven McDonald's locations to reduce its waste collection costs by 12% in six months.
McDonald's to offer healthier Happy Meals across 120 markets
20 Feb 18
It announced the company’s long-term global growth plan to impact children’s meals.
Crussh outlines sustainability commitments
19 Feb 18
It announced the removal of plastic straws from all stores, as well as the introduction of reusable cup discount.
Latte levy proposal sees consumers move to travel mugs
6 Feb 18
A high street retailer observed an increase in eco-friendly and reusable coffee cup sales before the announcement of the report.
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