BOG paper plates only

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  1. diana13

    diana13 Mouseketeer

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    Having lunch today and BOG is using paper products only, no more plates. Think it's a test and they said switched yesterday. I agree with trying be more green but think they need different plates. The appearance is not great for a $17 sandwich and seems like you're getting less since the various plates and bowls look smaller. The french dip looked like barely any fries and looking around at other meals they all looked so small. Anyone else notice?
     
  2. hllb

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    Well that's icky. That was one of the upsides to needing reservations for a CS restaurant! I wonder how long the test will last. We're there in less than 2 weeks.
     
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  4. MudQueen22

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    That's a bummer. One of the benefits of eating at BOG is real plates, which lends itself more to the castle experience.
     
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  5. Malestrom Troll

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    I hope the French Onion Soup is not in a paper bowl ;)
     
  6. diana13

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    No I had that for lunch and in real bowl. Also still silverware.
     
  7. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk Bring Back MARIE!

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    I'm going to ask the dishes what they think about this!
     
  8. JZCubed

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    Reduce, reuse, recycle....

    Paper plates are not 'being green'....unless they are compostable.

    This is an area where Disney should be leading, but fails miserably.
     
  9. GADisneyDad14

    GADisneyDad14 TPAS Moderator Moderator

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    Ok, you win DIS for today. Nice one. :rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:
     
  10. bluejasmine

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    Wonder if breakfast is like that too
     
  11. kiramay

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    I hope the test is over by February 9. My sister has never been and real plates was such a nice touch. ☹️
     
  12. 10CJ

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    I am confused. Is Disney trying to say paper plates are more green? or is that just your interpretation OP? Did you ask why the switch?
     
  13. HopperFan

    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

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    Yeah I always get the Braised Pork ... this would be a deal breaker for me. :wave2: Bye Bye.
     
  14. JZCubed

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    I'm saying that, in general, Disney is not as 'green' as they could be.

    Disney disposes of way too much paper & plastic that is not compostable.

    I have no idea what is going on at BoG, but it would not change my view that Disney could do more to be 'greener'.

    For instance, Disney uses paper straws in Animal Kingdom because of the danger to the animals. If those straws cost less than plastic, Disney would use them throughout all their Parks.

    Another example - Disney uses disposable plastic utensils in all their QwikServe places - imagine the reduction in waste if they simply washed metal utensils instead. With service areas of QwikService places that connect to Table Service places that do wash their utensils, I am constantly shocked at this sort of needless waste at Disney.
     
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    Yes, I understand all of that. Sorry I was not clear. I was referring to...
    OP makes it sound like either they or Disney thinks disposable plates are more green.
     
  16. Betty Rohrer

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    don you realize what has to be done to wash silverware to be reused. I am will to bet that moat CSs do not have a dishwasher. plus are you willing to chance traces of nuts/peanuts being left behind when ran thru a dishwasher. I am guessing Disney isn't
     
  17. seshat0120

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    I'd guess Disney is since flatware would go through the same process at a table service restaurant...and nuts aren't the only allergan that trace amounts could cause a problem.
     
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  18. Dug720

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    Plus BOG is TS at night, so they'd have to have the equipment any other TS does for washing dishes.
     
  19. JZCubed

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    If I follow your logic, for the sake of people with a peanut (or any severe) allergy, all flatware at Disney should be discarded instead of washed - whether plastic or metal.

    Plenty of other posts on this Thread have pointed out that BoG turns into a table service restaurant for dinner - so it likely has a dishwasher to sanitize. Also, have you seen maps of Disney QS - many (if not most) are attached to table service establishments behind the scenes - where a dishwasher would be located.

    Further still, you are ignoring how plastic utensils are obtained - anyone can touch the lever that dispenses plastic utensils, even people who might have been in contact with peanuts. How about the trays - are they sanitized before being loaded with paper plates and plastic utensils? If so, even QS have dishwashers to sanitize; if not, then your argument falls-flat again.

    And while I gave an example about plastic versus metal utensils, you seemingly ignored all the other places where Disney simply fails to be green, like using more expensive paper straws in Animal Kingdom, but less expensive plastic ones every place else. And anyone can touch these dispensers - even people who have been in contact with peanuts.

    I'll state it again, unequivocally - Disney is not as 'green' as they could be - and it has nothing to do with preventing the spread of allergens.
     
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  20. Betty Rohrer

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    I am basing my comments from small park I work at. I work at the largest food stand in my park even though we have dishwasher we use plastic silverwear. the amount of time that hand washing and sanitize or dishwasher would slow everything down. yes this is what I do in the stand. if you have read my past posts yes one of my grandsons reacted to peanuts while in a line at MK
     
  21. JZCubed

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    By your own admission - your place of employment and/or Disney are using plastic utensils to save time & money.

    This has nothing to do with being 'green' - as I used as the basis to my argument.

    This has nothing to do with preventing the spread of allergens - since your grandson was impacted from merely standing in place.
     
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