We are excited to announce Lucky Samurai has just signed a contract with Blue Ridge Biofuels!!! Blue Ridge Biofuels is a local company dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of industry in our area by producing petroleum diesel that benefits local farms, UNC Universities, the State of North Carolina, and many more organizations!
Because Lucky Samurai is a community-centered business we count this contract as a major success. Yes, we love serving great Teriyaki Chicken and your favorite Sushi, but we also believe that each and every member of our community (this means businesses and individuals alike) have a duty to help create and maintain a great place to live and work. We have talked in the past about our marketing program with Gaston Community College and, since then, have been working on other, direct engagement programs with schools like Highland Tech and Piedmont Community Charter School.
At the same time, we recognize that the future of our entire planet requires that humans learn how to become good stewards of Earth. For that reason we are making environmentally-positive switches inside the restaurant, like our change to paper cups, but we also recognize that there are things we can be a part of that happen outside of Lucky Samurai.
Blue Ridge Biofuels is a great example of the kind of company we want to do business with. They are local, and the benefit of their work, although global in consequence, has an epicenter right here in North Carolina. That means we are a part of creating local opportunities for local people. And so are you, when you support us.
Since just 2005 Blue Ridge Biofules has manufactured over 3 million gallons of pure biodiesel, all made in either Asheville or Newton, NC. That means that the biodiesel they sell does NOT have to be imported from crude sourced from other countries. It also means that Blue Ridge Biofuels is directly responsible for keeping 30,000 tons of green house gases OUT of our air. That’s Thirty Thousands Tons! It’s pretty clear why we are so thrilled to be contributing to this kind of success as well as toward the success of a company that cares about the future of our community as much as we do!