Fast food chain KFC India has unveiled an initiative, ‘KFConscious’, which aims to build ‘sustainable restaurants’ by tapping into energy efficiency and using eco-friendly materials, the company said on Sunday.
The company said the first such sustainable restaurant was set up in Thiyagaraya Nagar (T Nagar) in the city.
“A first for the Quick Service Restaurant industry in the country, the restaurant is located in Thiyagarayanagar (T Nagar) in Chennai,” marking the brand’s commitment to sustainable growth, according to a company statement here.
“Efforts with the KFConscious initiative align with KFC’s global commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 46 percent by 2030. This is in addition to a sustainability commitment of all plastic-based, consumer-facing packaging to be reusable or reusable by 2025,” the statement said.
Integrating the restaurant’s design and operations with energy efficiency, eco-friendly materials and waste disposal. This launch continues the brand’s ongoing efforts in the journey.
Another KFC outlet in the Yamunanagar Expressway food court is characterized by energy efficiency, the company said.
The company said the brand aims to launch 20 more such restaurants by 2022, with the aim of enabling consumers to enjoy their favorite KFC dishes in a much more responsible way.
According to Samir Menon, Managing Director of KFC India, “We are passionate about nurturing a future with more purpose and are committed to creating a better future for our customers, communities and the environment. The KFConscious initiative has gained momentum given to our efforts to bring meaningful change and groundbreaking sustainable development in the restaurant industry.”
“We are honored to advance the conversation on sustainability and are proud to shape the path ahead,” he said.
According to the company officials, the solar panels at the restaurant in Chennai would save about 18,000 units of power annually. At the same time, 100 percent of the water collected from the RO system is used to flush the washrooms.
The use of natural and LED lighting ensures energy efficiency, while the energy management system in the kitchen ensures optimum use of electricity.
It said the company has also installed eco-friendly materials, such as local clay tiles for wall finishes.