Mmmm, there’s nothing like a cold A&W rootbeer on a warm summer day. I went to the same location that gave me my zero-waste? breakfast for my lunch. The employee that helped me last time was there but leaving for the day. So I had to indoctrinate a new cashier today. I’m figuring out how to best ask for my requests because I think she really understood. Asking whether they would be able to just count out my onion ring directly into my container or if they would have to put it in their container first went really easy. I said I wanted the burger just right in my other Rubbermaid, no sleeve please. The girl went around into the kitchen area with my containers and I could see another employee taking a sleeved burger out of the pass. Overhearing the conversation, my cashier was trying to explain that “the customer” doesn’t want it in the foil sleeve. I never saw the burger go back in the pass through area. What happened to that burger? Is it the one I ended up with? Was it thrown away? I guess I will never know. I did get my food nice and hot in my containers. A&W does have the “help yourself ketchup” so I put some on the side and went on my way.
One of the best things I learned on this zero-waste fast food? trip was that I might be able to enjoy a root beer float that is not floating in a disposable cup. Yeah it’s the simple things that make me happy. Now I just need to go to the gym to burn off those onion rings 🙂