You’re at the Cheesecake Factory enjoying a huge plate of…pasta? Some type of Asian food? A cheeseburger?…well, there’s a whole novel to choose from. But, you’re halfway through and you can’t seem to fit the rest anywhere, so you’re going to box it up and take it home. And guess what? You brought your own Tupperware this time. Look at you! Being eco-friendly.
Nope, this is not a drill! A new law in California now allows restaurants the choice to opt into having customers bring their own to-go containers for meals to take home. The new law got governor Gavin Newsom’s stamp of approval in July, and is another huge step in an effort to cut down waste.
Sometimes, you know going into a meal you’re going to need a doggie bag to take the rest home, especially with Maggiano’s Little Italy “Buy One, Take One” deal. But all those plastic containers definitely add up, so bringing your own seems like a great idea, right?