A growing number of food and beverage brands are beginning to label their products carbon-neutral and Just Salad is setting itself apart as the first United States restaurant chain to do the same for a more sustainable menu. For Climate Week, which kicks off in September, Just Salad will be labeling its entire menu with the aid of an NYU Stern School of Business MBA student team.
Last year, the chain removed grass-fed beef from its menu and replaced it with Beyond Meat—which emits 90% fewer greenhouse gases than animal-derived protein. By 2022, Just Salad plans to add dairy-free cheese alternatives to its menu, helping to address the fact that plant-based cheese has a lower carbon footprint.
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