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The first "Subway Eco-Store" will open in Florida. Working with the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the store will seek a LEED rating at some level, and features more efficient HVAC systems, LED interior and exterior signage and recycled-content building materials and furnishings.

Subway plans to compare performance data between this store and its other franchises and says it plans to open additional Eco-Subways.

As much as I like an occasional Subway sandwich, I keep hoping they will expand their vegetarian choices beyond iceberg lettuce. The newest addition of spinach leaves is a start, but wouldn't it be great if they offerred all organic veggies? Perhaps they could take the lead from a Florida frahchise company based in Ft. Lauderdale, Pizza Fusion, which promotes itself as "the leader in the organic restaurant sector and green business practice." They were listed in Grist Magazine as one of 15 green business founders. Maybe next time I'm in Broward County, I'll check them out.



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