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Maya's Restaurant

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Company: Maya’s Restaurant

Business Sector: Restaurant
Location: 9447 Rainier Ave. Seattle, WA. 98118


  • Since enrolling in the Get on the Map program, Maya’s Restaurant has received a variety of free marketing tools and cost-saving tips that have resulted in a 25% decrease in their monthly utility expenses.
  • The restaurant also replaced faucet aerators and installed high-efficiency toilets, reducing its water use by nearly 152 gallons, or 16 percent. This resulted in more than $1,000 in yearly savings.
  • Trained 16 employees to separate waste according to material — paper, bottles and cans, glass and cardboard.
  • Owner Exequiel Soltero began composting in the restaurant, which has reduced his garbage bill by $1,250.
  • Began to use only compostable takeout boxes and utensils for catering.

“People need to know that by going green, they’re saving money.”
–Exequiel Soltero, Owner, Maya’s Restaurant