Sustainability with Eco-Friendly Packaging

We care about the food we prepare and how we serve it!  Downtown Dempsey’s is a family-owned business committed to quality products, and that includes the packaging in which our food is served.

We want to protect our environment as much as possible. That’s why we use high-quality, biodegradable or compostable food service and take-out packaging in our restaurant.

What is Eco-Friendly Packaging?

Cross-contamination risks exist with recycling. The sorting bins you see are important for recycling because you cannot combine food products with cardboard or plastic, and then recycle.

The packaging we use for your quality food is eco-friendly. The plant-based compostable foodservice packaging emits less carbon during the manufacturing process than most plastics.

Renewable resources such as trees, corn and sugar are eco-friendly after use also. Most items are completely compostable with food waste.

When you order food from Downtown Dempsey’s, the box, bag, or cup doesn’t need to be washed and sanitized to remove all food particles to recycle it. Since it is made from plants, it composts along with the food particles.

What is Eco-Friendly Dining?

Your dining experience at Downtown Dempsey’s will reflect our commitment to quality and to our environment. The straw used in your cold beverage is not plastic! It’s either plant-based or made from paper. The cutlery you use for our Homemade Chili or scrumptious salads are actually made from plants; although many customers have told us they are sturdier than a plastic spoon or fork.

We are committed to reducing waste and eliminating single-use items, such as plastic straws, that pollute our land and oceans. We hope you enjoy your meal at Downtown Dempsey’s and also appreciate how we’re trying to make our world a better place!

Downtown Dempseys Sustainable Drinking Thermos

Downtown Dempsey’s Sustainable Drinking Promotion

To reduce the consumption of single-use items, Downtown Dempsey’s offers the following promotion:  Buy 10 “to go” coffees/cappuccinos, get a free Downtown Dempsey’s thermos.

Every “to go” coffee/cappuccino purchased with the thermos is discounted 50 cents.