Press release

Spur Steak Ranches phases out the use of balloons

November 8, 2019

One of the biggest threats to marine mammals and sea birds

From November 2019, Spur Steak Ranches restaurants across the country will be phasing out the use of balloons. This is in line with the brand’s commitment to environmental sustainability of continually striving to improve operations to limit environmental impact and operate well within the natural boundary.
Balloons are associated with celebrations and colourful birthday parties, but they have a terrible impact on the environment. When balloons end up in the ecosystem, animals mistake them for food and because it fills up their stomachs, the creatures then starve to death. Experts rank balloons as one of the biggest threats to marine mammals and sea birds. Gradually phasing out balloons as party decorations and toys in franchises will be an important contribution to our overall sustainability efforts.