Huey’s Midtown is going green on Madison Ave. Midtown celebrates 40th anniversary, and works towards sustainability.
(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) – Project Green Fork has announced Huey’s Midtown as the latest restaurant in the Memphis area to begin the certification process to “go green.”
Project Green Fork contributes to a sustainable Memphis by helping reduce environmental impacts, with a focus on strengthening homegrown restaurants.
Ashley Williams, Vice President of Operations for Huey’s said, “Over the past few years, our customers and employees have asked about our use of styrofoam and whether or not we were recycling. We listened to their concerns and are looking forward to initiating these and other “green” changes. It is important to us to make a positive impact on the environment and we are excited to be on board with this fantastic project”.
The Madison Ave. eatery is the flagship location for the local family owned restaurants. Huey’s Midtown was the first of the seven Huey’s locations and is celebrating its 40th year in business. Huey’s has also been awarded Best Burger in Memphis Magazine’s reader poll for more than 27 years and Memphis Flyer’s Best of Memphis every year since 1990.
“We are thrilled to be working with Huey’s Midtown,” said Margot McNeeley, Executive Director of Project Green Fork. “Huey’s is a Memphis landmark. The Midtown location was established first, so it’s a natural fit to be the first of the Huey’s restaurants to begin the certification process.”
To be certified sustainable by Project Green Fork, the restaurant must incorporate these six steps into their daily operations:
• Have sustainable products in place
• Set up a recycling program
• Compost kitchen waste
• Replace toxic cleaners with non-toxic cleaners
• Complete an MLGW audit and take necessary steps to reduce energy and water consumption
• Demonstrate steps to prevent pollution
More than 20 restaurants in the Memphis area have been certified green by Project Green Fork. Several other Memphis restaurants and food service operations are currently undergoing the certification process including Sweet Grass, Amerigo Italian Restaurant and Circa.
For more information about Project Green Fork or a list of certified sustainable restaurants, visit projectgreenfork.org.