In November I finally did a zero-waste visit to Quiznos. Due to temporarily losing the cord for our camera the photo was never added so I didn’t post it. I give up. When I find the cord again I will add the photo!
Quiznos has a similar set up to Subway. I did notice a big difference on this zero-waste fast food? mission though. They do not automatically put your sandwich on a piece of paper. Sandwiches are built on what looks like a small stainless steel cooking rack. I tried to ask and look over the counter about whether their meat is separated in paper. Due to a bit of a language barrier I just asked for a meatball sub. At Subway I know that the meatballs are not separated so it’s a zero-waste option. Figured Quiznos was the same and went on with my order. Showing my Rubbermaid container and giving a quick explanation of what I wanted gave me the response I wanted. Of course! Clarity seems to be the solution to get what you want. No napkins, no paper, no plastic please 🙂 Just put it in my container please.
I have come to the conclusion that if the business has receipts that automatically print then it is more environmentally friendly to take them. If you leave them at businesses they will just throw the receipts away. When I take it then I know I will recycle the paper.