What better place for green restaurant tips are there than from the fast food giant McDonald’s. The company recently announced its new store opening in Ohio is all about going “green.” Two of these “green” features the restaurant is touting focus on water. According to The Columbus Dispatch article: “The landscape is equipped with a bioretention swale, which is a rain garden designed to collect and filter storm-water runoff from hard surfaces such as the parking lot and sidewalks, diverting it away from the city’s storm drains.” “The restaurant also will be collecting rainwater, in a system that can store up to 5,200 gallons. It will then be used to water plants through the site’s irrigation system.” Read more here to incorporate these green restaurant tips into your food service operation. Another source for sustainable restaurant advice is the “7 Sustainability Tips for Restaurants” by Tundra Specialties, a restaurant parts, supplies and equipment dealer. If you are looking for alternative fish and seafood to offer consumers and help the worldwide fishing environment as well, look no further than “iridescent shark and sardines” for your menus. Find these ideas and more for your sustainable restaurant plan here. Better yet, and if you are in San Francisco this week, get green restaurant tips first hand from our own Howard Cummins and a panel of green experts. Learn more and register for the Restaurant Sustainability & Profitability Workshop presented by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association and Five Green Forks on November 10, 2011 at the Thirsty Bear.