Would you like to make your restaurant “greener” but you’re not sure where to start? Here is the first post in our “Make your restaurant greener and save money in the process” series!
Green is Sustainable
I think it’s important that we define what it means when we say, “going green” just so we’re all on the same page. Going green means creating a restaurant that minimizes the negative impact on the environment. You’ll often also hear this referred to as environmentally sustainable.
Sustainable Restaurants have a Competitive Advantage
People love supporting eco-friendly companies, and being truly green can give you a competitive advantage over rival restaurants. I say, “Truly green” because there are unscrupulous food-service businesses that advertise themselves as being sustainable when they really aren’t. In my opinion, these restaurants are doing a disservice to their patrons, and eventually the customers will catch on and abandon them for honest eateries that care about the environment.
Being Green can $ave You Money
A restaurant can go green in a variety of ways. For example, reducing waste; decreasing utilities; and recycling are just a few of the techniques you can use to help your eatery become ecologically friendly. You know what all of these examples have in common besides making your restaurant uber cool in the eyes of customers? They can also save you money!
Connects You to Your Neighbors
Sharing your green initiatives is an excellent way spread the word about your restaurant. Going green can have a genuine and positive impact on your local community, and your restaurant may even create a green revolution in your neighborhood. It’s like that “follow the leader” game we played in school. When your restaurant starts going green, and you share what you learn with your local community, you’re setting an example for others to follow!
In our next post, we’ll give you tips on small changes for your restaurant that can have a significant impact on your restaurant!
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