While visiting DC recently we ate at a wonderful vegan café, but something more refreshing than the food, were the utensil options...We'd previously eaten at a different restaurant where the only flatware offered were plastic plates and cups with to-go packets of paper napkins and plastic forks. It was really frustrating because this was at a restaurant that definitely had a kitchen and dishwasher, but obviously lacked the thoughtfulness to conserve and reuse (seems like it would also save money).
So it was nice to have the option of not only reusable utensils while dining in, but also have the choice of using compostable and recyclable silverware to take on the go. Not only did the restaurant offer the options, but they were also adamant that their customers be aware of the alternatives.
We like this trend and hope it continues - though reusable is always preferred. Have you seen your restaurants be adamant about using their reusable flatware, or make the switch from disposable plastic to biodegradable utensils?