Quick Stop for Coffee and a Bagel !
Reviewed by Kevin
I won’t lie – I like coffee; I like it a lot. Maybe it’s just the taste, but brewing a fresh pot always makes me feel invincible. I try to avoid lunches out to save money, but I had an appointment around lunch time and figured – let me grab a quick coffee and bagel at Einstein Bagel. Their coffee is legit, but how did they score on the environmental aspect of their takeout? Details below:
- Restaurant: Einstein Bagel
- Chain, Franchise, or Single: Chain
- Style: American
- Location: South End – Charlotte, NC
- How many people: 1 adult
- Takeout/Eat-In/Drive Thru: Takeout
- Delivery method: Self Pick up
- What was ordered: 1 coffee, 1 egg bagel
- Food Packaging: 1 coffee cup, aluminum foil for bagel
- Utensils: None
- Napkins: None
- 1 recyclable brown bag
- Coffee was great
I’m really starting to love the fact when I get takeout food and don’t get any napkins or utensils. Pretty much all the utensils end up in the trash and sometimes the napkins do too. You know the deal; you get like 50 napkins and sometimes they just get thrown out if you aren’t home and can’t reuse them later.
So, pretty much everything was recyclable except the aluminum foil packaging for the sandwich. But then I got thinking; can you really recycle coffee cups and their plastic tops? You actually cannot recycle the coffee cups (since they are coated in plastic to prevent leaks) but can recycle the sleeves and top. Well – given that I’m going to start bringing a reusable coffee cup so that shops can just fill that to cut down on waste. Not really Einstein Bagels fault on that one – more mine that I will fix.