These sustainable restaurant innovations range from imperfect produce meals to plastic-free ice cream shops.
Standouts include McDonald's Canada's two green concept restaurants that will be located in London, Ontario, and Vancouver, B.C. "The green concept restaurants are part of McDonald's Canada's efforts to source 100% of its packing from renewable and recycled materials" and will feature biodegradable packaging like paper straws and coffee cups that are no longer wax-lined.
Canadian restaurant chain Chop Steakhouse & Bar's sustainable Chop Burger is another notable example that addresses sustainability within the meat industry. The steakhouse menu item recently received the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) Certified Mark for beef sustainability with categories like efficiency, innovation and animal health and welfare examined by the board.
From Imperfect Produce Meals to Plastic-Free Ice Cream Shops
Eclectic Ethically Sourced Eateries
Boston’s Tender Greens is Vibrant and Welcoming
Upcycled Bun Sandwiches
Gail's Hot Cross Bun Bacon Buttie Helps to Reduce Food Waste
Sustainable Beef Steakhouses
Chop Steakhouse & Bar is Awarded Use of CRSB Certified Mark
Plastic-Free Ice Cream Shops
Nabati Ice Cream Shop Offers Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Cold Desserts
Marketed Plastic Straw Bans
KFC France Replaces Single-Use Plastics with Eco-Friendly Paper Straws
Eco-Friendly QSR Innovations
McDonald's Canada Opened Two Green Concept Restaurants
Imperfect Produce Meals
Toronto's 'ImPerfect Fresh Eats' Makes Dishes with "Ugly Produce"
Environmental Activist Cafes
Patagonia's Pop-Up Educates on the Climate Crisis & Inspires Action
Zero Waste Restaurants
Helsinki's Restaurant Nolla Sends Customers Home with Compost
Zero-Waste Takeout Containers
ARK Reusables Prevent Disposable Dishes from Ending Up in the Trash