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Yard House Restaurants

2010 Green Team, continued ...Published: June 01, 2010

Brea, Costa Mesa,
Irvine and Newport Beach  • 
yardhouse.com
Founded: 1996 in Irvine
President and CEO, and Chief Green Officer:
Harald Herrmann


The Yard House was the first restaurant in the nation to install eCorect, a wet-waste system that reduces the weight and volume of food scraps by 93 percent. Theone-touch machine decomposes the compostable waste through intensive heat, with no negative environmental impact. The result is a high-density organic substance that can be used for soil amendments, biomass energy and organic fillers. And the company saves about 180,000 gallons of water a year at each restaurant with the waterless urinals it installed in its men’s rooms.

OC METRO'S 2010 GREEN TEAM