Digital menus are the digital twins of paper menus and are often seen via QR codes on restaurant tables. Digital menus are perfect for restaurants as they can be updated with a few clicks on a weekly, daily or even hourly basis! In addition, they allow restaurant customers to edit the menu in their own language, filtering dishes to their liking and more.
This all sounds great, but in an age where we are paying close attention to our impact on the environment, “are digital menus sustainable?” We will explore this question in this article.
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Less paper, less ink, less waste
The obvious thing to say is that with digital menus, you no longer need to print your menus on paper. Yes, it’s good practice to have a paper backup, but no more printing in multiple languages on a daily or weekly basis. The environment will thank you.
Great, but digital menus require electricity to run, don’t they? That must have an impact? Yes, it does, but there are ways to mitigate the impact.
Removing the carbon footprint of your homepage
A first step is to remove the carbon footprint of your homepage. This is now possible thanks to service providers who take care of your carbon footprint in exchange for a fair price. This is the solution that Take a Seat, a digital menu builder for non-technical people, is testing to offset the carbon footprint of its homepage.
Planting trees on demand
Another solution is to plant trees on demand. For example, for every new customer you can plant a whole new tree! This can amount to up to 140 kg of CO2 offset per tree!
An excellent example of this is Take a Seat, which offers to plant a new tree for free for each annual customer! Thanks to such initiatives, you can build digital menus with greater peace of mind.
Not only do you save trees by opting for digital menus instead of paper menus, but you can also plant additional trees by using services that offset your carbon footprint! This is the first of many steps towards a more sustainable future.