There was a time when it seemed â€śgoing greenâ€ť was a luxury only independent restaurant operators could enjoy. Taking meaningful steps to save energy and water and reduce waste didnâ€™t appear to make good business sense at the chain level.Enter Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, the 500-unit Los Angeles-based coffeehouse chain, which recently became the largest multiunit national chain to become a Certified Green Restaurant by the Green Restaurant Association, or GRA.The nonprofit association, based in ...
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