Fast-Casual Restaurants Add Carbon Labeling to Menus in an Effort to Be More Sustainable

Just Salad, Panera and Chipotle want to help diners make climate-friendly food choices

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In 2020, several fast-casual restaurant chains started labeling each item on their menus with their carbon footprint. Kacy Burdette

Though many people associate greenhouse gas emissions with transportation, food production actually contributes more methane and carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.

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This story first appeared in the March 22, 2021, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
@RichCollings Richard Collings is a retail reporter at Adweek.