Sustainability is central to our operating philosophy. We believe strongly in the idea that “Health and Nutrition” are closely connected to protecting the environment.
In the early 1990’s, Guckenheimer introduced programming practices to protect and support the environment. We believe that our efforts and current standards have established us as the leader in our industry.
Guckenheimer is proud to be Green Restaurant Association Certified.
We source ingredients locally from suppliers who protect the environment and practice sustainable agriculture. Our food is prepared using only fresh and natural ingredients – you won’t find processed, frozen, or canned foods in any of our kitchens. This practice greatly reduces the use of high carbon foods which expend more resources through manufacturing, transportation, preparation, packaging and waste processes. The positive effect of reducing our carbon footprint is significant.
We perform regular energy audits on our equipment, waste management and utilities usage, and employ innovative environmental techniques such as advanced recycling and composting to convert our waste and raw materials into renewable resources. In addition, 100% of the disposable products in our restaurants come exclusively from renewable resources.
But sustainability does not end with our food standards. Our grassroots Sustainability Council was created by front-line managers and chefs throughout the country and meets on a regular basis to share new ideas, best practices and practical ways in which the entire Guckenheimer organization can lead our industry in supporting and protecting the environment.