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Restaurant Industry Sustainability: Barriers and Solutions to Sustainable Practice Indicators

Abstract Restaurants have a cumulative impact on the environment, economy, and society. The majority of restaurants are small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs). Review of sustainability and industry literature revealed that considering restaurants as businesses with sustainable development options is the most appropriate way to evaluate their sustainable practices or lack thereof. Sustainable development is the means by which a company progresses towards achieving an identified set of sustainability goals and harnesses competitive advantage. The purpose of this thesis is to identify barriers to implementing sustainable practices in restaurants, and explore ways that restaurateurs can incorporate sustainable business practices. Energy consumption, water u... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Freeman, Emily Mcconnell (Author) / Eakin, Hallie (Advisor) / Basile, George (Advisor) / Williams, Eric D (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sustainability / Business / competitive advantage / Energy Star / restaurant sustainability / sustainability / sustainability indicators / sustainable business development
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 91 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.S. Sustainability 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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