Being green is cool. But for us at Lazlo Inc., environmental sustainability means so much more. It’s a core company value and point of pride. We practice this by conserving energy, building sustainable restaurants, reusing materials whenever possible and recycling everything we can. In fact, our family dining venues recycle an average of 270 tons of assorted materials each year.

We design our establishments from the ground-up with more than aesthetics in mind. Our buildings are designed to help to reduce energy consumption. Doors, windows and skylights are strategically placed to maximize sunlight. Our kitchens contain the most energy-efficient cooking equipment available, and dining rooms contain low-energy light bulbs on programmed timers. We keep our guests comfortable with our state-of-the-art geothermal heating and cooling systems, which minimize fluxes in temperature.

Pictured: Geothermal heating and cooling diagram

Our to-go containers and silverware are 100% recyclable. In addition, our fiber leftover containers and takeout silverware are sustainable, certified compostable and biodegradable. We’re excited to have made the switch from plastic straws to agave straws. These biodegradable straws made from plant fibers don’t change the flavor of beverages, while still holding their shape!