It turns out that
there is a close relationship between
environmentally green businesses and financially
green businesses... in fact, when you combine
the immediate good will generated inside your
customer base with Uncle Sam's tax breaks it is
easy to justify a green restaurant.
"Going green" can be as simple as using Energy
Star appliances in the kitchen or as complex as
installing advanced solar powered systems.
The most important part of being green is
letting everyone know that your business is
trying to make the world a better place.
Here are some
great ideas that are inexpensive to implement
and give your business "green bragging rights"
(perfect for a local media press release).
to recycled TO GO containers
Energy Star appliances in the kitchen
energy efficient light bulbs throughout your
upon request to guests (this concept also
increases income producing beverage sales)
low-flow toilet kits in each commode
entry way with weather tight doors
Put lights &
other systems on energy saving timers
Add items to
your menu that take less energy to prepare
(these dishes tend to be cold: salads,
in cans (instead of from the fountain) and
recycle the cans.
environmentally friendly business can receive
tax breaks, grant money for R&D as well as tons
of local publicity. Get a leg-up on
everyone else and start going green today!