Franchises That Are Going Green Are Featured in the March Issue of Food and Drink Digital

San Diego, CA, March 09, 2011 --( Food & Drink Digital, a top digital media source for global food and drink news and information reaching over 155,646 C-Level executives and more than 49,814 companies worldwide announces the launch of its newly developed Front of Book story featuring Franchises that are Going Green.

Going green is one of the major trends every type of business is adopting in the new millennium and fast food franchises are no exception. Starbucks, Arby’s and McDonald’s are among the top of the list when it comes to fast food places implementing sustainability practices.

“Arby's 'Green Power' means at least 35 percent of the building receives its electricity from renewable sources. The exterior of the building features a thermoplastic membrane roof to assist in reducing the heat island effect, which can increase summertime peak energy demand, air conditioning costs, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and water quality. Solar glass and thermally broken aluminum storefront materials also are in place to improve energy efficiency. The parking lot features preferred parking for those who drive fuel-efficient vehicles, and drought tolerant landscaping native to the area is planted around the restaurant.” Read the full article here.

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