By Mike Hughlett, TRIBUNE REPORTER—Chicago Tribune, Chicagoland Final Edition
The restaurant industry unveiled a big push to go green Monday, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Or a worse time, depending on your perspective.
At its annual convention in Chicago, the National Restaurant Association launched an initiative to lessen the industry’s environmental impact—cutting energy use, reducing waste and so on. While clad in feel-good green, such an initiative could also have long-term economic benefits for restaurants.