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Minimize Food Waste

We reduce food waste across our operations with the dual goals of conserving resources and keeping food out of landfills. Our practices include back of house operational practices to reduce waste before it’s generated, programs to help consumers decrease food waste, feeding those in need during instances of excess safe, unserved food, and finally implementing composting programs wherever possible.



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  • We recycle used coffee grounds every day!


All WKU Restaurant Group Locations 

  • Recycle Used Cooking Oil
  • Pre- & Post-Consumer waste composted and taken to WKU Farm


frnIn January 2019, a partnership with WKU Food Recovery (a student-run organization) and the WKU Restaurant Group began recovering leftover food that was not used in daily service. The WKU Restaurant Group is able to donate food to organizations that give to individuals facing hunger or food insecurity.

As of October 2020, we have reached a milestone of collecting 5000 pounds of food that has been donated to the community and been diverted from waste!

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Currently, WKU Food Recovery picks up from DaVinci's, Einstein's Bagels, Pit Stop Convenience Store, and Subway @ Bates.

Our weekly tracking of donated pounds can be seen at https://www.foodrecoverynetwork.org/.

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 Last Modified 12/30/21