- An important goal of the restaurant is to have the cuisine return to the roots of sushi, meaning simply to use what we have available where we live
- Nationwide, invasive species are destroying farms and fisheries, causing economic damage that has been estimated at $120 billion a year
- A solution to invasive species is to eat them, “free weeding service”
Bun Lai's strategy of collecting invasive species for his restaurant is like hitting 2 birds with one stone. There are environmental benefits as well as economical benefits. Environmental benefits being that he reduces the population of invasive species, so that the native species will have more room to thrive. Economical benefits such as the revenue he accumulates from creating delicious dishes of sushi from the invasive species.