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National Restaurant Association Conserve Program and LeanPath Team Up to Help Restaurants Fight Food Waste

(Washington, D.C.) The National Restaurant Association (NRA) announced today LeanPath Inc., creators of automated food waste monitoring systems, as a preferred supplier of its Conserve sustainability program. LeanPath provides systems which enable foodservice professionals to dramatically reduce food waste, lower food costs and operate more sustainable facilities. 

“As part of our Conserve Program, NRA provides tips and tools for restaurant operators looking to minimize food waste to run a more sustainable operation,” said Jeff Clark, Conserve Program Director. “Preventing food waste has a triple-bottom line impact: environmental, social and financial. As a program collaborator, LeanPath will help us connect operators with tools and expertise on how to measure and minimize food waste.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with the National Restaurant Association to tackle such an important issue,” says Andrew Shakman, Founder and CEO of Leanpath. “We know that food waste is a significant problem most every operation battles and thus far it’s been challenging to get ahead of it. LeanPath solutions shape foodservice culture in a way that engages employees and leads them to focus on every day decisions which drive down waste.”

As NRA continues to tackle the issue of food waste, LeanPath offers two primary solutions: LeanPath 360, a comprehensive food waste tracking platform that weighs, photographs, characterizes and appraises the value of waste items for higher-volume foodservice operations; and LeanPath Zap, a tablet-based food waste tracking software which is extremely easy to use in conjunction with existing kitchen scales. Both solutions provide real-time, cloud-based reporting via the LeanPath Online platform, including alerts and intuitive dashboards with drill-down capabilities. LeanPath is offering NRA members special pricing.

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important to many restaurant customers. According to the NRA 2014 Restaurant Industry Forecast, over half of consumers say they are likely to make a restaurant choice based on its eco-friendly practices—meaning food waste prevention is not only good for a restaurant’s sustainability and bottom line, it might also help you attract new customers.

To learn more about LeanPath, visit our landing page here.  


Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises more than 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of 14.7 million employees. We represent the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocate on its behalf. We operate the industry's largest trade show (NRA Show May 20-23, 2017, in Chicago); leading food safety training and certification program (ServSafe); unique career-building high school program (the NRA Educational Foundation's ProStart); as well as the Kids LiveWell program promoting healthful kids' menu options. For more information, visit Restaurant.org and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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