Environmentally Friendly Takeout at its Best!
Reviewed by Kevin
My buddy Phil actually recommended Lucky Duck Gastro Pub in Fort Mill, SC to me. My mother in-law lives down there so I figured let me buy some takeout dinner for the family. Their restaurant is in a cool area – kind of like a town center right off I-77. The food was legit and they care about the environment impact of takeout food. Details below:
- Restaurant: Lucky Duck Gastro Pub
- Chain, Franchise, or Single: Single
- Style: American
- Location: Fort Mill, SC
- How many people: 3 adults, 1 child
- Takeout/Eat-In/Drive Thru: Takeout
- Delivery method: Self Pick up
- What was ordered: 3 mains and 1 child grilled cheese
- Food Packaging: 4 cardboard takeout boxes
- Utensils: None
- Condiments: 2 plastic to-go sauce containers (~4oz in size)
- Other: None
- Plastic, single use
- I loved the fact they didn’t give any napkins or utensils
First off let me quickly talk about the food. We ended up getting 3 fish taco meals with fries and slaw. The tacos were on point, they were blackened to perfection and the sauce they used brings back that distinct flavor kind of like Chipotle.
Ok – on to the environment impact of the takeout food. The bag they used is recyclable and even lets the consumer know to recycle it. I like that; I also loved the fact that they didn’t put napkins or utensils in there – we all know what happens to plastic utensils: no one recycles them (are they even recyclable? maybe I’ll write a future article about that) and they just get tossed in the trash. Plus since I am bringing the food home I can just use my own utensils and reusable napkins!
The containers were recyclable cardboard – kind of like the ones you get at Whole Foods. It just felt good getting takeout where I could pretty much recycle everything. You know what I’m talking about – sometimes you get takeout food and it’s just all styrofoam with unnecessary condiments that get thrown out; everything ends up in the trash – start thinking about thousands of these per day and it gets downright scary. My only gripe was the sauces we got were #5 plastic – still recyclable; just not at all facilities. Sounds like I need to write another article on the types of plastics and which ones are and are not recyclable.
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