Via goodcleantech.com, 27-04-2011
KFC has announced that it’s joining in on the recent trend of fast food restaurants going green by opening a new eco-friendly location in Indianapolis.
The new restaurant, which opened on Tuesday, uses 25 percent less electricity and water than a traditional KFC location. Some of the energy-saving techniques used in the restaurant include energy-efficient cooking equipment, LED lighting, locally sourced building materials, and fixtures designed for reduced water use. Customers driving hybrid vehicles are also given preferable parking spaces.
“We are very proud of this restaurant, which is a tangible example of the work we are doing to reach our goal of reducing our environmental impact, while serving the food our consumers love,” said Roger McClendon, Chief Sustainability Officer for KFC parent company Yum! Brands.
“This is one step along our path toward designing and building greener restaurants and we’ll be using it as a ‘test lab’ to evaluate the performance of technologies and processes. What we learn at the Indianapolis restaurant could potentially impact the design of future buildings worldwide.”