At FireWorks Restaurant, we celebrate being green. Environmental sustainability a core company value and point of pride. One way we practice this is through our rain garden located in our backyard. The plants in it were strategically placed to absorb various contaminants that collect in rain water as it rolls off parking lots, rooftops, sidewalks and lawns. This 5,400 square foot rain garden is a public display of our commitment to environmental stewardship in the community.
But we didn’t stop there. The FireWorks builiding is a leader in the restaurant industry when it comes to energy conservation. Our establishment is heated and cooled by energy captured from the earth through a state-of-the art geothermal system. Long overhangs, skylights and strategically positioned windows maximize light and minimizing fluxes in temperature. Our kitchens contain the most energy-efficient cooking equipment available, and dining rooms contain low-energy light bulbs on programmed timers. In addition to recycling glass, paper and cardboard, more than 80% of our used fryer oil is recycled into bio-diesel fuel. We think this is something to celebrate.
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’re excited to have made the switch from plastic straws to agave straws. These biodegradable straws made from plant fibers don’t change the flavor of beverages, while still holding their shape!