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Sustainability at Lettuce

Conscious actions at our restaurants

Lettuce Entertain You is committed to a more sustainable future and we will continue to do everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint. Our commitment is a continued effort and includes reducing the usage of single-use plastics, responsible sourcing and more.

These are some of the steps we are currently taking:

Going Plastic-Free

Paper gift card in restaurant settingPart of our sustainability commitment includes reducing plastic use and waste. To meet this goal, our restaurants have switched to plastic-free straws and are converting to compostable food containers for to-go orders. Lettuce recently released a plastic-free version of our gift card, replacing over 400,000 plastic gift cards produced yearly.

Sourcing Sustainably

Summer ProduceOur chefs have a responsibility not only to our guests but to the suppliers, purveyors, and supply chain partners that make serving our guests possible. We work to source seasonal, organic and sustainably-farmed meat and produce wherever possible. For example, a large percentage of our produce is sourced from farms within 100 miles of our restaurants, such as Mick Klug, Local Foods and Nichols Farms. And where local offerings cannot accommodate, we work with trusted purveyors like Regalis and Rare Tea Cellar to responsibly source ingredients such as truffles and other delicacies from small businesses around the world.

Operating in Green Spaces

RPM Steak Covered PatioAs we continue to grow, we prioritize spaces that offer eco-friendly amenities such as energy-generating wind turbines, green roofs, high-efficiency glass, recycling programs, energy-efficient lighting, electric car charging stations, and local and sustainable building use materials during the construction process.

We have identified these three areas as a focus on becoming more sustainable. We are enthusiastic about our role in helping make sustainability attainable and a priority in our industry. We have a long way to go, but we appreciate the support of our teams and guests.

Composting at the RPM Restaurants and The Oakville Grill & Cellar

RPM WasteNot Sustainability initiative

Chicagoland RPM Restaurants including RPM Seafood, RPM Steak, RPM Italian, Pizzeria Portofino and The Oakville Grill & Cellar have all implemented a composting program inclusive of glass, cardboard, and food waste.  RPM is partnering with a local Chicago-based company WasteNot, who supplied the restaurants with bins and composting bags, they also provided a comprehensive training for staff and managers at the restaurants. In addition to composting nearly all waste coming from the restaurants, RPM Restaurants has also switched to offering only glass bottles from water to liquor so they can all be recycled. The team is excited to be taking this step in Lettuce Entertain You’s mission to achieve a more sustainable future.

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