Chipotle Goes for the Green!

Chipotle Mexican Grill has opened a new GREEN restaurant!

Located in Gurnee, Illinois it features the LASTEST in eco-friendly amenities. Some highlights from MarketWatch:

  • Constructed with recycled drywall and barn metal and low-chemical paints.
  • A 6-kilowatt onsite wind-turbine will provide some of the restaurant’s energy.
  • Energy-efficient LEED lighting, kitchen equipment, faucets and toilets.
  • A 2,500 gallon water cistern that will gather rainwater and irrigate the landscape.
  • Beautified with native plants which require less watering and fertilizer
  • And special asphalt that reflects the sun’s heat, cooling the entire site.

Chipotle is MORE my speed. But Dunkin’ Donuts recently unveiled its own green store.

No wind-turbine, but it uses energy-efficient lighting, eco-friendly plumbing and earthworm-casting that’ll CONVERT restaurant scraps into fertilizer.

Via GreenDaily.

Gerald "Gerry" Pugliese

Gerry is your typical yoga practicing, no pizza or meat eating Italian guy from New Jersey. Seriously, his family still isn't speaking to him. Professionally, Gerrys been Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD's blogger since 2005.