Being green is cool. But for us at Lazlo Inc., environmental sustainability means so much more. It’s a core company value in which we take deep pride. We greet this objective 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. Integrated into our buildings are numerous aspects that drastically reduce our energy consumption. Doors, windows and skylights are strategically placed to maximize sunlight. Our kitchens are outfitted with the most energy-efficient cooking equipment available, and our 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.

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 are excited to be moving to agave straws in replacement of plastic straws. These biodegradable straws made from plant fibers don’t change the flavor of beverages while still holding their shape!