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Texas Roadhouse 'Going Strawless' to help the environment

Provided by Texas Roadhouse

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 19, 2013) To support the environment and encourage guests to stay abreast of efforts to conserve plastic, for a week in May, several Texas Roadhouse locations will cut loose its straps and unhook tradition by "Going Strawless!"

After hearing 11-year-old Milo Cress speak at a conference, restaurants throughout Texas were inspired to follow in the footsteps the Burlington, Vt. boy. Milo started a Be Straw Free Campaign when he was just nine years old to reduce the waste of disposable plastic straws. Monday, May 20th - Sunday, May 26th, the Texas Roadhouse locations will ask guests if they want a straw instead of automatically handing them out, regardless of cup size.

"More than 500 million plastic straws are used in America each day," says Travis Doster, Sr. Director of Public Relations for Texas Roadhouse. "Milo's Be Straw Free Campaign inspired us to take a small step towards reducing our plastic footprint on the earth."

Thirteen Texas Roadhouse restaurants throughout Texas will cut (plastic) loose and "Go Strawless" -- Monday, May 20th - Sunday, May 26th.

For more information on Milo and his campaign visit http://www.ecocycle.org/bestrawfree.

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