Sometime in between 2007 and 2008 we watched as a customer struggle between a cup of water in a styro foam cup or purchasing bottled water. The idea of putting either into the earth really bothered this customer. Her struggle led us to look at that little white cup differently. We did a little math and realized that between our two locations we were putting on average over 10,000 styro foam cups per month into the earth. And that was just cups for water.
We not only launched a search for a more earth-friendly cup for water, we made it our mission to replace as many disposable products with sustainable options. On Earth Day 2008 we launched our products and we became one of the first quick serve/fast casual restaurants to in Illinois to bring such products to our area and the reason they became available to other businesses. And to this day customers reach out to us to find out the names of our vendors for use in their own offices and schools.
As a company we continue to be committed to doing our part in preserving our planet. This includes but is not limited to choosing more earth-friendly disposable products and eliminating polystyrene and petro-chemical lined containers and cups. Together we can make a difference.