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Going Green in the Restaurant Industry

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Green business practices are a growing trend not only in the food industry but other places as well. As the world population rises, food becomes just a touch more scarce, and global warming grips the concerns of citizens some corporations have responded to the pressure by developing more sustainable practices. New practices have hit the market in order to reduce the carbon footprint and support local producers. Research helps show why managers decide to implement or not implement such programs into their business models in alignment with customer interests. Approximately 84% of Americans show a willingness to switch their brands based upon the desire to support positive societal causes (Bhattacharya & Sen, 2004). This willingness of customers to vote with their dollars creates additional support for the development of sustainable products. With the ability to obtain profits businesses will more likely support green agendas because they have both a social and financial ben