“Sorry… the dog ate my pizza.”
Last Thursday, Gung Ho! Bro Jade Gray was invited to do a presentation on entrepreneurship at top ivy institution Tsinghua University. His performance was a rousing success, garnering many questions during the Q&A portion of the event, both from the floor as well as over Weibo through the event’s liveblog.
We got his guest-lecture on video and we’ll get it online as soon as we can. After all, how else are we going to find out if he really did open with the Haka?
Make sure you get my good side…
Last month, Gung Ho! Bros. John and Jade were interviewed by CCTV BizAsia’s Haidi Lun. The interview played over the Golden Week holiday, but thanks to the magic of the internet you can watch the awesome interview it here!
Big props to Haidi and the team!
Action Figures Coming Soon!
We stand behind our product. So much so, in fact, that we’ve stuck the face of the last person to check your order on the side of the box. See? That’s David. He checks the pizza coming out of the oven, and he checks that your order is… in order.
And if you’d like to learn more about David and the rest of our team, you can check out their bios on our new GHP Allstar page!
Here’s the opening paragraph copied in it’s glorious entirety (spoiler alert!):
We believe that the success of Gung Ho! Pizza is absolutely dependent on our team.
We spend a lot of time and energy finding the brightest and most passionate people, developing and training them, taking care of them, and creating a fun and productive company culture to retain them.
We really do feel that we have the best team in Beijing – most of the comments we get are not just about the pizza but also about our awesome team and service!
You’ve talked to our customer service team, you’ve met our delivery guys at the door, now meet the old guard, the Gung Ho! Lao Shou’s that rock it day in and day out behind the scenes.
GO! GO! GO!
Chang’e and the Moon Bunny chillin’ on the moon.
Happy Mid-Festival from the Gung Ho! Team!
Go! Go! Go!
Enviro-preneur Nathan Zhang and Sustainability Manager Laura at the Brandnü, Gung Ho! Hutong Golf design challenge!
Hutong Golf was last weekend and it was a raging success! Expected attendees tripled in the last few days – that’s over a hundred people traipsing around Beijing’s Hutongs!
As you know, Gung Ho! was one of the supporters. We teamed up with an old friend of ours, the always effervescent Nathan Zhang to put together a design challenge for the event. Nathan Zhang is the founder of the ethical clothing line Brandnü, which takes offcuts, seconds and remaindered stock and repurposes it into all new apparel designed by his ever growing team of like-minded collaborators. In addition, all the work is done by women in rural communities (hence, Brand-nü). Pretty great huh? We sent along a box of t-shirts, our sustainability manager Laura and our talent liaison Spring to help out.
Learn more about Brandnü here!
Looking good is half the battle!
Look out for the Gung Ho! Bros John and Jade at the inaugural Beijing international Triathlon this Sunday!
Set in Beijing’s Fengtai District, this new race features a 1.5km swim in the picturesque Qing Long Lake, a challenging 40 km bike race from the Park to Qian Ling Mountain and back, and finally a fast 10 km run through the beautiful trails and pathways of Qing Long Lake Park. The event weekend will be filled with dinners, receptions, course tours, city tours, a Fitness Expo, the race, parties, and more!
Good luck guys! I may join you for the party after…
If you’re interested, check out their website here!
Or follow the action on Weibo!
Go! Go! Go!
Honored Stateswoman He Liliang and the Gung Ho! Team
Some of you already know this of course, but Gung Ho’s vision is to change peoples’ lives. The name ‘Gung Ho’ itself comes from ‘Gong Ye He Zuo She’, the Chinese industrial co-operatives started by New Zealand expatriate Rewi Alley in 1938, who is a massive hero of ours.
Last Monday, we were incredibly honored to have He Liliang, the wife of renowned Chinese diplomat Huang Hua, come and talk to all of our managers about her inspiring life story.She talked about meeting Henry Kissinger and Helmet Schmidt, about incredibly tough times during the war of resistance against Japan and the following war of liberation against the KMT, about the time that Rewi Alley helped push an old bus along an old country road, and about how her and her husband, along with Gong He, helped change the lives of Chinese people.
Thanks again He Liliang for your incredible story!
To learn more about our vision and values, head to our story page!
It’s no wonder really that so many of our Gung Ho! Allstars were also here on day one. It’s not just a job; it’s more of a way of life. Take Charlie. One of our first two chefs ever, he’s risen through the ranks like a true champ and now runs our central kitchen! With discipline and an eye for quality, he’s a Gung Ho! Allstar
We’re crazy about service. If you have any recommendations on how we can serve you better, email us anytime at: JOHNANDJADE@GUNGHOPIZZA.COM. And remember, if you’re ever not satisfied with your meal we’ll give you your money back!
This is Betty, another member of our very small ‘day one club’ – she made some of our first pizzas! In true Gung Ho! style she may speak softly but she delivers in a big way. She rocked it as a chef and now she’s crushing it as a manager. She’s even teaching herself English! She’s not just a star. She’s a Gung Ho! Allstar.
We’re crazy about service. If you have any ideas or suggestions on how we can serve you better, email us anytime at: JOHNANDJADE@GUNGHOPIZZA.COM. And remember, if you’re ever not satisfied with your food we’ll give you your money back!
The long wait is over! Gung Ho! Shuangjing is now go go go!
All Shuangjing customers on Opening Day will get a half-price pizza voucher!
Uh, pretty self explanatory. One per customer! Only valid for a week so… get cracking!
All Shuangjing orders from Opening Day until the 19th of June will get double pizza points!
What are Gung Ho! Pizza Points you scream, shaking your fist at the sky? Well let me enlighten you. For every 40rmb you spend you get half a point. GHP Points can be exchanged for GHP Goods such as pizza, salads and more! Check out our website for details!
Online Ordering is fully operational!
If you’ve heard about our fancy-schmancy fully-widget-enabled online ordering service, you can give it a go tomorrow! It’ll be live from day one!
Fuli Cheng Stuff!
If you live in Fuli Cheng, keep an eye out for us towards the end of the week. We should be around doing some fun stuff
As usual, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheers guys, and as always,
GO! GO! GO!