Foodchain: The Power of Lean

Foodchain: The Power of Lean

  • Case
  • Teaching Notes

This case describes the novel business model devised by a sustainability minded leadership team managing a fast-casual restaurant in Montreal. The guiding principle at Foodchain is the pursuit of simplicity, in line with the concept of radical resource productivity. In developing a strategy based on leanness, the Foodchain founders questioned almost every axiom and assumption common to their industry, leading them to rethink how a restaurant operates. The case invites students to put themselves in the shoes of the managing director at Foodchain, and provides an opportunity to assess how a business in the service sector can pursue financial viability through innovation and sustainability.

You are not authorized to view Teaching Notes. Please contact your librarian for access or sign in to your existing instructor profile.
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles