This Earth Day, One Percent for the Planet, Patagonia, Gung Ho! Pizza, C Nature and Live Simply are presenting the second annual Beijing Earth Day Festival, a series of events to raise awareness of environmental programs in Beijing.
Taking place on Earth Day April 22, the Beijing Earth Day Festival will feature a Green Market run by Earth Day Festival partner C Nature, featuring lots of handmade environmentally friendly items on offer, as well as an organic farmer’s market by partner Live Simply. We will also host stands for all of our Green Project partners, giving them a chance to spotlight their efforts in Beijing and China, as well as help raise donations with a charity auction.
The festival will also feature live presentations from our Green Partners as well as a keynote presentation from Gung Ho, a charity auction, Patagonia documentary screening and Q&A, as well as special kids’ events, live music, and more! See you there!
12pm to 6pm April 22 | Sanlitun SOHO (Next to Patagonia)
On Wednesday night – International Women’s Day – our CFO, assistant Lao Ban and co-founder of Lush, Pyro Pizza and Gung Ho! Pizza Lucy Hu was the proud recipient of the 2017 WOW Business award! A lot of you know our other founders John and Jade but not many people know Lucy. Jade’s business partner since 2003, Lucy is the spiritual heart of our team and our biggest cheerleader, and recently has been moving into a more visible leadership role. In her words:
“Until know I have been happy to stay behind the scenes, but last year in particular I have been very proud to take a more forward role in the company. Last year we opened our largest store, we launched new initiatives such as the Women of Gung Ho, and achieved a huge milestone in our Green Program with our successful B Corporation accreditation, only the third company in China to do so. I am now also a member of Beijing’s Chinese Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO).
I am proud that I have been able to first learn, and now to teach and mentor my own team as well as others in my EO forum, as well as take a hand in steering the company as we expand into a true China based company.”
Congratulations Lucy! We’re proud of you!
Gung Ho! Pizza has partnered with Anchor to bring you this Beijing exclusive: Tea Macchiatos! Brewed – not steeped – tea, with a float of flavored cream milk foam on top, served hot or ice cold. These things are blowing up in Shangers, and we’re stoked to bring them to Beijing. Available now from Sanlitun and Xihongmen, and coming to delivery soon! And yes, they’re as tasty as they look…
VANILLA COFFEE MACCHIATO
Fresh brewed coffee layered with vanilla flavored milk foam
OOLONG TEA MACCHIATO
Brewed oolong tea macchiato topped with cocao flavored milk foam
JASMINE TEA MACCHIATO
Sweet jasmine tea macchiato layered with strawberry milk foam
BLACK TEA MACCHIATO
Brewed black tea macchiato layered with fresh Anchor cream
GREEN TEA MACCHIATO
Brewed green tea macchiato layered with fresh matcha favored milk foam
Try one today!
Since it’s the season of rebirth, we’re going to celebrate by, er, resurrecting some old Gung Ho favorites. First up:
CHILLI PRAWN PIZZA
As the weather gets warmer and we can **gasp** finally sit outside again, enjoy the air with our South East Asian seafood offering; prawns and sliced eggplant topped with fresh lemon, chili and basil.
小S 66元 / 中M 99元 / 大L 143元
SATAY CHICKEN PIZZA
Sticking with the South East Asian vibes, try our sweet Satay Chicken pizza, topped with pineapple, criss-crossed with yogurt dressing and and coriander on the side. Vegetarians, try it with tofu!
小S 48元 / 中M 86元 / 大L 110元
A great Spring pasta we’re happy to see back! Mixed Chinese mushrooms sautéed with spinach and garlic in a creamy parmesan sauce on your choice of spaghetti or penne
MINT CHOC CHIP COOKIE
This Gung Ho homemade cookie was on our very first menu! Chunk is the operative word here, made with Swiss chocolate and a touch of fresh mint
The team at Gung Ho! Pizza would like to wish you all a happy and hopeful Year of the Rooster! If you were born in the year of the Rooster, number one: we can probably work out how old you are, and 2) you’re supposed to be trustworthy, responsible at work, and have a good sense of time. Basically, you sound like one of our type of people. Want a job?
888RMB CNY COMBO
Our Sanlitun and Shuangjing stores will be closed for the CNY break, but if you’re around Xihongmen, take advantage of our big CNY dinner party combo suitable for 8-10 people, available January 27 to February 3, featuring NZ Lamb Jiaozi!
4 Medium Pizzas + 2 Medium Salads
Chicken Wings, Fries, Kumara Fries & Shish Kebabs
2 Kiwi Pavlovas, 2 Brownies & Ice Cream, and drinks
NZ Baby Doll Sauvignon Blanc + Fruit Plate
Special New Zealand Jiaozi
CNY OPENING HOURS
Our Sanlitun and Shuangjing restaurant and delivery will be closed for the CNY break but our Xihongmen store will stay open as usual.
- Everyday 10am to 10pm (No Change)
Sanlitun & Shuangjing
- Closed from 9pm January 26 until Febrary 3
(Open for business February 3)
Happy Chinese New year!
Every year we celebrate our Frontline All-Stars at our annual end-of-year Gung Ho Service Awards, something we like to call the “Gung Ho Oscars”
What is that? Pretty much exactly what it sounds like! First of all we collect all the examples of Feichang Fuwu (Super Service) that we’ve shared throughout the year and a small committee chooses the best stories and places them in categories such as “Most Creative” or “Most Heart-Warming”. We then send these nominees out to our team who vote on the winners of each category.
This year we joined forces with the teams at Lush and Pyro Pizza and held a massive mega-event at our brand-new soon-to-open Pyro Pizza flagship store in Wukesong. The event was a blast, and a great celebration of the guys and girls that really make this company what it is. This year, awards went to:
Most Creative Service:
Sanlitun Team, Coco, Young
Paul, Simon, Johnny
Best Service of the Year:
Bess, Sky, Clark
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!
ONE PIZZA / ONE MEAL
To celebrate being the only the third company in Mainland China to become a Certified B Corporation – as well as celebrate the season of giving – Gung Ho! Pizza is proud to announce that in conjunction with Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village, for every large pizza we sell, we will provide one complete meal to one of the at-risk, special-needs orphans at Shepherd’s Field from December 25 until the end of the year.
SHEPHERD’S FIELD CHILDREN’S VILLAGE
Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village (SFCV) is located in Tianjin and is home to 70 to 100 children at any given time. Their goal is to assist local orphanages in caring for seriously at-risk, special-needs orphans who have been abandoned because they were considered useless and broken.
Shepherd’s Field cares for these orphans through an array of services, including: five children’s’ homes, a medical clinic, a therapy center, a school, housing for volunteers, an office, and a new vocational center. In addition to receiving every day essentials, children are also given an education, as well as the surgeries, medical care and therapies they so desperately need.
Shepherd’s Field is the largest facility of its type in China and home to special needs orphans of all ages. Since their establishment in 1999 they have:
- Cared for more than 4,000 orphaned children
- Provided more than 3,000 critical surgeries and other medical procedures
- Helped more than 900 children find Forever Families through adoption
- Become a model for other foster-care facilities to emulate
To learn more about the work of Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village, or how you can help, volunteer or adopt, head to: chinaorphans.org.
GH… B the Change!
Gung Ho! Pizza is now a part of a community of more than 1,900 companies from 50 countries in over 130 industries with one unifying goal: redefining success in business. We meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability, and are using the power of business to alleviate poverty, address climate change, and build strong local communities and great places to work.
Gung Ho! Pizza is the third company to become a Certified B Corporation in mainland China.
WHAT IS B CORP
What Fair Trade certification is to coffee, B Corps is to sustainable enterprise, leading the global movement of people using business as a force for good.
BECOMING A CERTIFIED B CORPORATION
Becoming a Certified B Corporation is a long process. Each company is required to complete a rigorous assessment covering governance and transparency, treatment and welfare of workers, as well as impact on the community and the environment in order to earn a reviewed minimum score of 80 points out of a possible 200 with most companies scoring between 40 and 100.
ABOUT B LAB
B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good™. Its vision is that one day all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the Best for the World® and as a result society will enjoy a more shared and durable prosperity. B Lab drives this systemic change by:
- Building a global community of Certified B Corporations™ who meet the highest standards of verified, overall social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability
- Using innovative corporate structures to align the interests of business with those of society and to help high impact businesses be built to last
- Helping tens of thousands of businesses, investors, and institutions manage their impact—and the impact of the businesses with whom they work—with as much rigor as their profits.
WELL KNOWN B CORPS
Other Certified B Corporations include: Etsy, Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s, Kickstarter, Warby Parker, First Respond 第一反应 (Shanghai), Education for Good (Hong Kong)
To learn more head to: www.bcorporation.net