Please believe that providing you (our guest) with plasticware is absolutely short term. In full disclosure, the reason why we are using plasticware is because we (i.e., leadership) decided that some of the new [optional] city requirements were important enough to us that it was worth the sacrifice to make our restaurant more eco-friendly. Specifically, we decided to invest in, not one but two, new eco-friendly dishwashers that both require less water and less strain on the environment to clean and sanitize dishware. Secondly, we added an additional water heater to support the eco-friendly dishwashers. With the addition of these new pieces of equipment, the city required us to go back through a process called "plan review", which consisted of us modifying our architectural drawings to include the new modifications. To date, the drawings have already been submitted to the city for their review and approval. In the interim, we are required to use plasticware until the plan is approved.
We are happy to discuss this with you in greater detail. Should you want to chat, swing by our restaurant, or give us a call at 704.965.0781. We look forward to hearing from you.