25 Sep '13, 10pm

Green fast food: Category: Story Published on: 25 Sep 2013 Feature image: Sl... #greenstuff

Green fast food: Category: Story Published on: 25 Sep 2013 Feature image: Sl... #greenstuff

Last week in Beijing, China I had the honor of presenting Yum! Brands Inc. with a LEED Gold plaque for their first LEED certified fast food restaurant in the nation’s capital. The restaurant is a local KFC that is impressive both inside and out with several green building strategies that will not only enhance the experience for customers, but also for the delighted staff I had the pleasure to meet. I could feel the enthusiasm of the entire Yum! LEED project team as they talked with me about their goals of having 100% of their new restaurants be eligible for LEED certification by 2015. The Shanghai-based China Division of Yum! Brands Inc. has 5,500+ restaurants in 850 cities in China and are positioned, beautifully, to be a key leader for green development throughout China. Yum! Chairman and CEO David Novak has made bold commitments to sustainability, and Chief Sustainabili...

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