Sustainability

Sustainable food comes from more than just compostable containers and recycling.

Big Wheel Burger was founded on the idea that FAST food didn’t have to mean JUNK food. We’ve put thought into every step, from what we serve our customers, to how we run our shops and how we impact the environment and local communities.

Carbon Neutral From the Start

Already a low carbon operation (producing only 67 tonnes of emissions in our first year), Big Wheel Burger is proud to be Canada’s first carbon neutral fast food restaurant, having chosen to offset our remaining emissions!

100% Compostable Packaging

Our customer area is 100% trash free since all of our packaging is completely compostable. We divert a minimum of 90% of our waste, recycling soft plastics, cartons, styrofoam and other items that are typically thrown out.

Composting keeps our landfills from piling up and prevents unnecessary methane, a greenhouse gas, from being released into our environment.

Soil to Feed our FED Garden

All of those wrappers, plates and food scraps are turned into high-quality compost for our FED garden. We partner with Food Eco District (FED), a non-profit organization that works with local restaurants that are committed to reducing their impact on their environment. With their help we have developed a FED Garden!

FED Gardens Growing Edible Plants

The compost created from diverting our restaurants’ waste is turned into high-quality compost for our community gardens. These gardens provide green space, offset carbon emissions and even get used in the kitchen!

Fryer Oil

Our kitchens are furnished with high-efficiency appliances, including our deep fryers which use Frylow technology, which reduces deep fryer oil use by half, saves energy in cooking, and lowers oil content in food. The used oil from our restaurants is converted into biodiesel.

Biodiesel Van

Catch our cargo van running errands all over Victoria, fuelled using our own homemade biodiesel.

Our Approach

Big Wheel Burger provides the best quality burgers, shakes, sodas and fries through local, sustainable and environmentally friendly resources. It's fast food without the guilt trip.

Learn more about our approach to real fast food.