Bertucci’s Italian Restaurants Case Study


  • Bertucci’s Italian Restaurants Case Study

The Challenge

  • Restaurant chain renowned for large open kitchens with distinctive brick oven pizzas and warm welcoming atmosphere
  • With 90 locations from New England to Virginia, Bertucci's needed a reliable and capable partner to provide its solid waste and recycling services
  • Objective to minimize time spent by managers and staff on waste and recycling, allowing fuller focus on what's most important: serving delicious food to customers

 The Solution

  • Casella coordinated the delivery of nearly 170 solid waste and recycling containers for all of Bertucci's locations
  • With a focus on cost savings, Casella collaborated with the Bertucci’s team to implement new optimized collection frequencies and container right-sizing
  • Institution of Zero-Sort® Recycling at the majority of locations, simplifying recycling process for Bertucci's staff and diverting more material from waste stream

 The Results

  • Solid waste collections services were decreased at almost all locations, while recycling services increased or were introduced where needed
  • Optimized container sizes and service frequency quickly created dramatic cost savings
  • Zero-Sort well-received by staff with more training planned for the near future; ease of use stands to improve the restaurant's recycling rates and streamline training efforts
  • Relationship extends beyond business and into the community.