When we first announced our inaugural Earth Day Fesitival, there was only three of us, One Percent, Patagonia, and us. Now we have 34 different Earth Day partners!! Thank you to everyone that has donated time or goods to the event so far – and to everyone else that is helping us get the word out. It’s shaping to up be a great event!
We’re proud to present our Green Partners: Conservation International, Friends of Nature, Greenovation Hub, Green Student Forum, Pet Orphans Home, Roots & Shoots, Shan Shui, Hong Zhi’s Swanport Coffee, Thirst & the Wildlife Conservation Society.
We’ve got a jam packed entertainment schedule for you featuring Heyrobics, Le Kids, Longboard.cn and Natooke!
Tasty food and cool drinks will be brought you by iF Juice, Yealands Estate, Mojo and Gung Ho! Pizza.
The Beijinger and Peking Photogrpaphy are covering all the media angles.
Our great Charity Auction prizes have been generously provided by The Orchid, Plastered T-Shirts, LifeSaver, Patagonia and Gung Ho! Pizza.
Our lucky draw prizes have been generously provided by Big Bear Baked Goods, Chi Restaurant, Khunu, OSAH, PTengine, Saffron, Serk and Yoga Yard.
See you there!
April 22, 4pm to 10pm – Sanlitun SOHO, South Lower Concourse
We’re incredibly proud to announce that Gung Ho! Pizza and environmental all-stars Patagonia and One Percent for the Planet will be collaborating to throw the first annual BEIJING EARTH DAY FESTIVAL, a one day event showcasing the Beijing environmental community’s Green Initiatives.
The festival will include a charity auction and lucky draw, an environmental presentation and Q&A, live performances, children’s entertainment, live music, and movie screenings as well as gourmet pizza, craft beer and more. See you there!
The event will be held on EARTH DAY (Wednesday April 22) in Sanlitun SOHO’s South Promenade. The event will start at 4pm and end at 10pm.
Fantastic Four (Awards)
This year we were stoked to receive not 1 but 4 nominations in The Beijinger’s annual Reader Restaurant Awards – our most nominations ever! And if we were stoked at the nominations, words simply cannot express how happy we are to have taken home four of them! It was an incredible haul across the board – especially in addition to the Pizza Cup trophy we managed to pick up last year.
It was especially gratifying to receive these awards in the areas we’ve been particularly focused on: delivery operations, food hygiene and safety, customer service and sustainability. It’s a great recognition of these efforts, and an amazing sign that we’re moving in the right direction. The team at Gung Ho! would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote in TBJ’s extremely comprehensive restaurant awards.
In the photo above we have from left to right: Lido Assistant Store Manager & Interim Green team Leader Lena (Outstanding Green Store), Training Supervisor and Restaurant Service Manager Clara (Outstanding Service), Finance and Ops Director Lucy (Outstanding Delivery) and Marketing Manager Rich (Outstanding Salads). What a good lookin’ bunch!
We launched our Lido store and Company HQ in 2011 – that’s nearly 4 years ago! And after the massive success of our new Sanlitun restaurant, we thought it was time to do a little work on Lido too. We’ve got big plans, we can’t wait to show you! But if you’ve been to our new Sanlitun dine-in restaurant, you’ll have a pretty good idea what we’re talking about, gourmet shares, piping hot pizza and ice-cold craft beer. Just in time for Beijing Summer.
LIDO IS CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS
We’re still open for delivery though, so if you feel hungry just give us a call at 5135 8557 or online at order.gunghopizza.com.
The Beijinger Reader Restaurant Awards
We’ve been nominated for a record FIVE awards at this year’s Beijinger Reader Restaurant Awards: Best Salad, Best Wings, Best Delivery, Greenest Store and BEST SERVICE! We couldn’t be more proud.
We’ve had a pretty good run at these things, with 4 outstanding pizza nods in a row, culminating in our Pizza Cup win last year. This is our year to prove that we’re not just about pizza!
2011 – Outstanding Pizza
2012 – Outstanding Pizza, Outstanding Salads
2013 – Outstanding Pizza, Outstanding Service
2014 – Oustanding Pizza, Outstanding Delivery
The Beijinger is certainly one of the most complete awards brackets here, and one of the best ways to celebrate the ever-improving f&b scene in Beijing. Please vote when you get a chance!
Gung Ho! Girls
As foreigners living in China, one of the things we like most about living here is the attitude towards gender equality in China’s workforce. Across Asia, China tops the field in terms of female representation at junior, middle as well as senior levels – which improved just under 15% from 2011 to 2015.
And we’re proud to be a part of the trend! Of our full-time crew, 42% are women. More importantly just over 40% of our leadership positions – including a third of our department heads – are occupied by women. Equal opportunity hiring is something we’re absolutely committed to at Gung Ho, but the way things are going in China it’s something everyone will need to get on board with!
Gung Ho Women’s Day
This Women’s Day, use the code GIRL POWER online at order.gunghopizza.com or on the phone (or swing by the store) and get 4 egg tarts free!
Happy Women’s Day!
As you all know, Spring Festival is a very important time for Chinese people all around the world. In particular, it’s a very important to our team, many of whom are working very far from their hometowns. For some of them Chinese New Year is their annual trip home to see their families. The map above shows the hometowns of our team. The closest are in Beijing (obviously), the furthest is in Kunming (Yunnan) over a day’s train ride away!
We’ll be closing for the week, beginning Wednesday the 18th of February and opening again on the following Wednesday (February 25). From the Gung Ho! Pizza team, have a safe and happy Chinese New Year! Enjoy the fireworks! (Watch your fingers!)
Happy Valentines Day
This Valentines Day, Gung Ho has prepared something very special… for the single people among us. Watch the video to learn more about our new Lonely Hearts Pizza. Available this Valentines Day.
And hey, you’re great.
If you lucky enough to be spending Valentines Day with someone special, don’t forget Gung Ho’s 4 course set dinner with free-flow wine and beer! Call 8587-1663 for reservations!
As a special Spring Festival treat we’re going to celebrate this Year of the Sheep the Chinese way – by eating it!
This exclusive new pizza features sweet grilled veggies, homemade Middle-eastern harissa spice paste and fresh mint tzatziki, with tender imported New Zealand lamb, slow-baked in our oven for 6 hours. Available for a limited time only so get on it!
Designed for Gung Ho! Pizza by the one and only Rob Cunningham, the incredibly talented (and irrepressible) head chef of Food by East, this pizza is a delicious mix of Kiwi, middle-eastern and Mediterranean flavours. Enjoy!
HAPPY YEAR OF THE (BLACK) SHEEP
At Gung Ho we’ve always prided ourselves on doing things a little differently. Whether that means thinking outside the box, looking at things from a different perspective or getting off the beaten track, we believe that it can make the world a better place. So this year we’d like to wish you and yours a happy, prosperous – and above all different – year of the Black Sheep.