First Sushi Takeout Charlotte Review!
Reviewed by Phil
I consider myself an honest and fair person, and my goal for this site is to inform the public about takeout restaurants and how environmentally friendly they are. But I get it – restaurants operate by super thin margins and they need to make money; maybe they aren’t aware of bad practices or they’ve been using the same non recyclable bags for 10 years. Change takes time and I understand – so for the reviews, I will not put the name of the restaurant if scored 3 or lower green thumbs . Like I said, the goal isn’t to put small businesses “out of business” but to make us all aware of the throw away world we live in and how can we take small steps to better it.
- Restaurant: Sushi 101
- Chain, Franchise, or Single: Chain
- Style: Sushi/Asian
- Location: South Charlotte, NC
- How many people: 2 adults, 2 children
- Takeout/Eat-In/Drive Thru: Takeout
- Delivery method: Self Pick up
- What was ordered: 3 mains and 1 appetizer
- Food Packaging: #5 Plastic
- Utensils: 2 Sets of paper wrapped wooden chopsticks
- Condiments: 8 single serve soy sauce packets, 1 sauce provided in plastic with lid
- Other: 4 paper napkins (un packaged)
- Plastic, single use
- Size was right for the amount of food
- Non recyclable
- 4 paper napkins were included (not individually wrapped)
- Food was good and on time
The sushi takeout packaging and efforts to be sustainable was decidedly average however, it was better than most competitors in the Asian category. Plastic #5 (Polypropelene) containers were used with all of the food, and while this plastic can can be reused and boasts of the ability to be recycled – not all recycling centers accept or recycle this type of waste, so you’ll need to check around, or be prepared to toss it in the trash (Plastic Numbers and Recycling).
The wooden chopsticks seemed appropriate and the amount of condiments was about right, however that most were in single serve packets begets more waste for very little product. Love that the napkins came on their own and stuffed into a plastic bag, wrapped, or included with more plastic utensils!
Lose a leaf for the plastic bag and #5 plastic.
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