Do-Good Dining

Ethical eateries give foodie consumers peace of mind
Implications - Cause marketing has become a major part of marketing over the last year, helping brands create positive images in the minds of consumers who want to feel good about the purchases they are making. One area where cause marketing is high is in the hospitality industry, where restaurants are basing their foods and business models on social causes, appealing to consumers who want a good meal, as well as the feeling that they have contributed to a cause.
SCORE: 4
Mild Top 6 Examples: 31,026 Total Clicks May 11 - Feb 12
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Badass Bean Roasts - Kicking Horse Coffee is a Trailblazer of the Canadian Fair Trade Movement
SCORE: 5.6
Warm 11,020 Clicks Pub: Jul 22, 11
Badass Bean Roasts
Kicking Horse Coffee is a Trailblazer of the Canadian Fair Trade Movement
Lately, it seems that fair trade coffee companies are a dime a dozen. There’s always a new business or a new blend -- I mean, even Starbucks and Walmart offer fair trade and organic options. Our contemporary… [More]
Social Business Sweets - Eat My Words Dedicates Funds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation
SCORE: 5.2
Warm 7,100 Clicks Pub: Aug 26, 11
Social Business Sweets
Eat My Words Dedicates Funds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation
Eat My Words, a Toronto-based confection company, is delicious inside and out. Founded by Jeanne Grierson in 2001, Eat My Words was first conceived as an enterprise that would raise money for Out of the… [More]
Community-Empowering Food Systems - DC Central Kitchen is a Social Enterprise with a Long-Term Focus
SCORE: 4.8
Warm 7,474 Clicks Pub: Dec 24, 11
Community-Empowering Food Systems
DC Central Kitchen is a Social Enterprise with a Long-Term Focus
By harnessing leftover food destined for the dump, DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) isn't your average soup kitchen. Every day, the people at DCCK bring in about 3,000 pounds of food from restaurants, hospitals… [More]
Ethnic Exchange Cuisine - Culture Kitchen Employs Immigrants to Teach Cooking Classes
SCORE: 3.7
Mild 1,149 Clicks Pub: Dec 14, 11
Ethnic Exchange Cuisine
Culture Kitchen Employs Immigrants to Teach Cooking Classes
Social business Culture Kitchen in San Francisco aims to teach authentic and ethnic cooking with the help of immigrant women who are both food lovers and experts in their native cuisine. The organization… [More]
Virtuously Veritable Dining - The Hoxton Apprentice Serves Feel-Good Meals
SCORE: 2
Untested 2,034 Clicks Pub: Dec 16, 11
Virtuously Veritable Dining
The Hoxton Apprentice Serves Feel-Good Meals
The Hoxton Apprentice is a restaurant with a charitable mandate to use 100% of its profits to train unemployed people to work in the hospitality industry. The socially conscious restaurant was conceived… [More]
Appreciation Entrees - Cafe Gratitude Demonstrates Generosity With Free 'I am Grateful' Dish
SCORE: 2.2
Untested 2,249 Clicks Pub: May 18, 11
Appreciation Entrees
Cafe Gratitude Demonstrates Generosity With Free 'I am Grateful' Dish
Cafe Gratitude has a unique take on what to charge for one specific dish on its menu. The 'I am Grateful' dish stems from the cafe's determination to run a socially responsible business; the idea is that… [More]
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