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What Loukinens’ on 4th is Doing for the Local Environment

A far away image of Loukinens’ on 4th restaurant in Springfield, IL that is helping the local community restore the environment.

Located in downtown Springfield, Illinois, Loukinens’ on 4th is a top dining destination for everything from formal banquets to work meetings to date nights. With a diverse lunch and dinner menu featuring a mix of classic entrees and contemporary American fare, and a relaxed dining atmosphere, this local restaurant has something unique to offer every diner who walks through the door. Loukinens’ on 4th is also committed to protecting our environment and making the Springfield community a better place to live. Here are just a few of the ways they are doing just that:

Minimal Plastics — Glassware Only

A sandwich and soup combo entrée at a fine dining restaurant in Springfield, IL using glassware to help the environment.

Plastic products harm the environment and clog up landfills while adding very little value, if anything, to the dining experience. That’s why Loukinens’ on 4th keeps their use to an absolute minimum, opting instead for glassware that can be washed and reused.

They also use biodegradable paper straws — the sturdy kind with a smooth surface, not the cheap ones that disintegrate in your mouth when they get wet — instead of plastic. Eschewing plastic products for alternatives that are more environmentally conscious and create a better dining experience is just one of the ways Loukinens’ on 4th is working to make Springfield an even more pleasant city for residents and visitors.


Loukinens’ on 4th is committed to recycling whenever possible. They maintain multiple large recycling bins in areas in and around the restaurant where waste disposal occurs. All employees are trained on the types of waste products that are recyclable and expected to dispose of items properly. Supervisors monitor new hires to ensure they get into the habit of recycling products that should be recycled rather than throwing them into the waste bin.

Maximum Outdoor Seating

Outdoor seating at Loukinens’ on 4th in Springfield, IL that is helping the environment by minimizing HVAC use.

Loukinens’ on 4th makes the most of its outdoor dining areas, including a spacious wraparound patio. Not only does maximizing patio dining and preventing diners from being concentrated indoors help with social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it also helps lower the restaurant’s carbon footprint by minimizing the use of electricity, heating, and air conditioning.

That being said, diners still have the option of eating inside if it’s more comfortable for them. But particularly during the beautiful spring and fall seasons in Springfield, many diners prefer to be outside anyway, and Loukinens’ on 4th has more than enough room for them.

Why Choose Loukinens’ on 4th for Your Next Dining Experience

Loukinens’ on 4th offers great food from top chefs in a casual atmosphere while staying committed to making the community and environment a better place. Whether you are looking for a new place to grab lunch during the workday, a nice dinner spot to take your out-of-town guests, or an inviting venue for your next meeting or banquet, Loukinens’ on 4th delivers. Make sure you bring your appetite, though, as the portion sizes are generous.

To learn more about this downtown Springfield staple or to make a reservation, call today!

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