During the COVID-19-era of dining, when reusable menus are a thing of the past and individually wrapped plastic utensils have become more common, talks of sustainability have stalled. But despite the challenges, BurgerFi is still committed to being a leader in the green space. The Palm Beach, Fla.-based 120+-unit, fast-casual burger chain already uses recycled Coke bottles as materials for their dining room chairs and their walls are made from renewable natural wood.
“When we started that first BurgerFi restaurant, the whole premise of constructing the restaurant was to create an environment centered around sustainability,” BurgerFi president Charlie Guzzetta told Nation’s Restaurant News on the latest episode of Extra Serving. “Our DNA built inside the brand was all around sustainability, eco-friendly, and fresh, clean, transparent and organic foods.”
On this episode of Extra Serving, Guzzetta discusses the company’s history of commitment to sustainability and what they’re doing now, even in the midst of the pandemic, including installing energy efficient fans, energy efficient Eddison bulbs, and patio furniture made of recycled water bottles and milk jugs. The company is also looking for ways to combat food waste, including recycling their used cooking oil into diesel fuel.
Listen below for more COVID-era sustainability initiatives from BurgerFi.
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