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On Anthony Bourdain’s Birthday, a Mental Health Program for Chefs Spreads to 22 More Restaurants

Spurred by the suicide of Anthony Bourdain, a California chef launched a mental health program for restaurant workers – and it's slowly picking up traction.

When Fast Food Restaurants Encourage Obese Man to Lose Weight, He Sheds 140 Pounds in 15 Weeks

Community fast food restaurants all agreed to stop serving an obese patron in a bid to help save his life – and it resulted in a stunning weight loss story.

5 Nonprofit Restaurants Join Jon Bon Jovi in Giving Back to Communities

GNN fans will already know about Jon Bon Jovi’s Soul Kitchen, a pay-what-you-want restaurant in Red Bank, NJ. It opened in 2011 with no...

Oyster Shell Recycling Program Opens for New Orleans Restaurants

"After you shuck ‘em, don’t just chuck ‘em," is the motto for a new oyster recycling program which aims to help restore Louisiana's Gulf...
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Paris Restaurants Turn Food Scraps into Biogas

A group of Paris restaurants is turning food scraps into biogas and compost ahead of a new law that will force thousands of French...
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D.C. Restaurants Offer Freebies to Furloughed Federal Workers

To ease the strain on federal employees going unpaid during the government shutdown, numerous restaurants in the Washington, D.C., area began offering free sandwiches...
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Boy Rallies Restaurants to Recycle Used Crayons for Schools in Need

After a family dinner at a local Outback Steakhouse, Yoni Kalin noticed the waiters tossing into the trash small packs of crayons given out...
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Boy Rallies Restaurants to Recycle Used Crayons for Schools in Need

After a family dinner at a local Outback Steakhouse, Yoni Kalin noticed the waiters tossing into the trash small packs of crayons given out...
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19 Chain Restaurants Join to Offer Healthier Kids Food

With nearly one in three American children obese or overweight, 19 U.S. restaurant chains, including Burger King and IHOP, are backing an industry effort...
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Restaurants Offer Free Meals to Vets on Veteran’s Day

Veterans are getting a big thank you from companies that are providing free meals and discounts in honor of Veterans Day this week. Applebees,...
Applebees is giving free meals to vets this week

Restaurants Offer Free Meals to Vets on Veteran’s Day

Veterans are getting a big thank you from companies that are providing free meals and discounts in honor of Veterans Day this week. Applebees,...
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240 Anchorage Restaurants Recycle Fryer Grease into Biodiesel

The Anchorage area's private trash hauler, Alaska Waste, is picking up used food-frying oil and has started turning it into biodiesel to power its...
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Garage Invention Turns Restaurants Into Power Plants

Invented in a garage, a new generator burns the used oil from restaurants' deep fryers to generate electricity. The first Vegawatt is being...
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McDonald’s Sees Restaurants as Green Laboratories

McDonald's has made a variety of changes to benefit the environment, like fueling delivery trucks with used French fry oil, reducing the amount and...

Good News in History, July 8

Happy 70th Birthday to Chef Wolfgang Puck, the Austrian restaurateur and businessman who learned cooking from his pastry-chef mother. Puck moved to the U.S....

Two More US States Have Approved Bans On Single-Use Plastic Bags

The two new pieces of legislation mean that there are now five US states that have approved bans on single-use plastic bags.

Good News in History, June 8

66 years ago today, the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled that restaurants in Washington, DC could not refuse to serve black patrons, invalidating “separate...

Good News in History, May 4

75 years ago today George Cukor’s film Gaslight was released. The mystery-thriller was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best...

After Family’s Thatched Cottage Burned to the Ground, Irish Town Built Them a New One in 3 Weeks

When this French family suddenly found themselves without a home, their Irish community rallied together to build them a new one in just three weeks.

City in England Has Finally Achieved its Goal of Becoming the World’s First ‘Sustainable Palm Oil City’

Over the course of the last few years, dozens of organizations have ensured that all of their products and goods come from sustainable palm oil sources.