We changed from natural gas deck ovens to electric deck ovens. Not only did we ditch natural gas to lower our fossil fuel consumption, but the added benefit is that now our employees and customers do not need to be exposed to natural gas that produces the byproduct of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), an air pollutant that can reduce lung function, cause inflammation of airways, increase asthma attacks, and exacerbate other respiratory issues, according to the American Lung Association.
We changed from natural gas cooktops to electric induction cooktops. See pizza ovens for why we did this.
We changed from a natural gas furnace to an efficient air sourced heat pump.
We changed from an electric hot water heater to a hybrid hot water heater (air sourced heat pump with a back-up electric element).
We changed from fluorescent lighting to LED lighting.
We have an 100% battery electric vehicle fleet of seven vehicles. Four of the EVs are Chevrolet Bolts that are used specifically for delivery. One of the EVs is a Ford eTransit cargo van that is used for special events, hauling products, and maintenance. The other two EVs are used for general purposes and fill-in delivery vehicles.
In 2023 we added 12 additional plant-based menu items. We also have improved some of our previous plant-based menu items for what we think are better tasting products.