KFC opens eco-friendly restaurant in Indianapolis

Indianapolis -- KFC is looking to earn LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for its newest restaurant in Indianapolis. The building is designed to use 25% less energy and water than a conventional KFC restaurant. It features energy-efficient cooking equipment, LED lighting, locally sourced building materials, recycling for cooking oil and plastics, fixtures designed for lower water use, and parking preference for hybrid vehicles.

“The restaurant is part of KFC’s E3 initiative, which seeks economically responsible ways of saving energy and being environmentally aware,” said Roger McClendon, chief sustainability officer for parent company Yum! Brands.