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BurgerFi has made a commitment to sustainability as part of its standard business practices and operations — from the food it serves, to the design of its restaurants.
With 69 locations throughout the U.S., the brand’s considerable efforts serve to minimize the company’s carbon footprint in a number of ways by employing a variety of environmentally-friendly best practices.
While it may not be the most cost-effective route to building a leading restaurant chain, sustainability is central to BurgerFi’s brand promise. The positive impact from these efforts thus far, includes:
· 1,076,400 pounds of peanut oil are recycled into biodiesel fuel every year
· 701,040 milk jugs are upcycled to make the large picnic tables and four-top tables located throughout all BurgerFi restaurants
· 150,960 Coca-Cola bottles are upcycled to make the chairs featured chain-wide throughout all BurgerFi restaurants
· 20,000 gallons of water are saved (and less chemicals used) annually chain-wide due to BurgerFi’s three-compartment washing sinks
· 35 tons of paper towels are saved per year chain wide through BurgerFi’s hand drying systems, which translates to 621 trees saved per year
· Each BurgerFi location uses two large ceiling fans per location; these fans use 66 percent less electricity
· Wood panels on BurgerFi’s walls are made from number-2 pine lumber, which is the most renewable timber source available
In addition, BurgerFi only does business with purveyors committed to the ethical treatment of animals, and the brand’s tables were originally designed by Tolix, the same company that produces recycled metal furniture for the Louvre in Paris.