Otarian, which already has locations in London, offers a vegetarian menu that includes portobello mushroom burgers, roasted vegetable lasagna, and berry panna cotta — none of which are made with air-shipped ingredients. Restaurants are built using sustainable materials, and practice recycling and composting whenever possible.
Now that nutritional information is being added to menu items, what's next?
Now that nutritional information is being added to menu items, what's next? Why, carbon emissions, of course. One eatery, Otarian, hopes to set the standard: The fast-casual restaurant, which opens its first New York location April 19, will be the first global chain to carbon footprint all its menu items according to PAS 2050, a set of greenhouse gas specifications recognized world over.