Like our co-founder Ted Turner, Ted’s Montana Grill has a deep commitment to the environment. We believe it’s our responsibility to care about the planet we call home. That’s why we’re working in big and small ways to make environmentally responsible decisions. From an energy-efficient light bulb, to a company-wide recycling program, to the way we design and build restaurants, Ted’s is turning a passion for the environment into real-world change. We use energy-efficient, low-voltage lighting in all of our restaurants to reduce energy consumption. Reusing our cooking oil helps reduce air pollution, carbon emissions, and reliance on imported petroleum. We also aspire to be 99% plastic-free. As a result, Ted’s uses paper straws in all of our restaurants, and we’re often credited with reviving the demand for these green straws. Altogether, the company recycles more than 370 tons of plastic, glass, and aluminum each year.
I’m an environmentalist and have been for my whole life, since I was a little boy. It just comes very natural to me to try to conserve and encourage people to be as efficient as they can possibly be. It makes good business sense and it’s the right thing to do for the planet and the people on it. – Ted Turner, Co-Founder and Chairman, Ted’s Montana Grill