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Tony Medeiros’ family celebrates Earth Day by getting take-out at Quesada

    My wife and I had some take-out from Quesada Burritos & Tacos. For the past two years, I have strictly ordered through take-out. I can honestly say some of the apps out there are frustrating. Some are hard to navigate. Some just take away from the experience of ordering. Quesada makes it so easy to order. It was such a pleasure using their interface. It was so easy to use. Just enter your location and presto you are ready to order. Pick a time when you want to pick it up. You can easily customize your burritos. Select your burrito combo and pay. That simple. No hassles. The user-friendly app makes it a pleasure to order from Quesada. If you are not into apps, you can call or pick-up yourself.

    I was really surprised by my burrito. I had the Beef Burrito and loaded it up to the max. I have a soft spot for Jarritos drinks. They offer that drink in the classic bottle form. Nothing like a cold Jarritos. I’ve been to authentic Mexican restaurants in Texas. I never realized I had a great Mexican restaurant in my own backyard in the West Island. I will be going back over and over. My wife had the Grilled Chicken Quesadilla which she enjoyed emensly. We shared a nacho plate together. We were both surprised just how much we got food-wise for our money. When we finished our meals, all the contents went straight to compost. We feel good doing our part in helping the environment as Quesada does. We are going to tell our friends about Quesada.

    Did I mention they have churros? I can never get enough of my guilty pleasure. I am happy to know Quesada is an environmentally responsible company that is great for all of us. They go beyond Earth Day. Earth Day should be every day.Please donate and help them with their joint venture with the David Suzuki Foundation. Your donation will go a long way to help the planet.

    Quesada, the chain that brings the very best in fresh Mexican-inspired flavors to Quebeckers, today announces the launch of #GreenEveryday, a province-wide campaign that takes place throughout April in support of sustainability and the David Suzuki Foundation.

    “Being an outdoor enthusiast, I am passionate about the environment and how we can all work together to leave a better Canada for future generations,” said Steve Gill, founder of Quesada Burritos & Tacos. “Encouraging Canadians to do what they can for the planet is all part of our journey toward sustainability as a company.”

    Until April 30, Quesada will donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of every delicious Roasted Veggie Burrito or Quesadilla sold to the David Suzuki Foundation, a national, bilingual non-profit organization with offices in Montreal. Through evidence-based research, education and policy analysis, the Foundation works to conserve and protect the natural environment.

    Throughout April, Quesada guests can help make an even bigger impact by making a donation of $1, 2 and $5 to the David Suzuki Foundation at any of Quesada’s locations across the province, including Montreal, Sherbrooke, Laval, Longueuil, Chicoutimi, Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec City, Terrebonne, Pointe-Claire, and Saint Hubert. Click here to find a location near you.

    Quesada Engages Fans @QuesadaBurritos

    Quesada will also rally its fans @QuesadaBurritos to get involved. Starting April 8th until the end of the month, anyone who posts an image doing something that’s better for the environment, such as using a refillable water bottle, carrying a reusable tote, or riding a bike instead of driving, and tags @QuesadaBurritos will automatically be entered into a contest for a chance to win 1 of 3 prize packs that include a $50 gift card for Quesada burritos.

    “Working toward a more sustainable Canada can start with small changes in our daily routines like walking instead of driving, or taking a reusable bottle with you everywhere you go. Together, we can make a big impact,” said David Suzuki. “Quesada is a great example of how companies can work toward being more sustainable while encouraging their customers to do the same.”

    Quesada’s Journey Toward Sustainability

    In March 2021, Quesada became the first Mexican chain in Canada to stop giving burritos a ‘bad wrap’ by phasing out foil to package its burritos in favor of biodegradable paper. This translates to diverting about 100,000 pounds of aluminum or 12.5M foil wraps from landfills over the next 5 years.

    Quesada launched the Kindness Menu initiative at the onset of COVID to give back to the environment and communities in need. Over the course of the last 2 years, several charitable organizations have been a part of it and David Suzuki Foundation has been one of the prominent ones

    Over the last two years, Quesada has helped Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue with a dual mission of environmental protection and hunger relief, divert 282, 021 pounds of food from landfills and provide 75,000 meals to those in need.

    Quesada now only uses brown paper bags for its takeout orders, eliminating 700,000 plastic bags from landfills each year. Since September 1, 2020, Quesada has diverted approximately 1.1M plastic bags from landfills.

    Since November of 2021, Quesada has donated over $80,000 to causes that support sustainability and humanitarian aid through its Kindness Menu.

    By Tony Medeiros, publisher of MtlRestoRap

    Tony Medeiros

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