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
The 2016 Beijinger Pizza Cup is now officially over and the entire team at Gung Ho would like to thank you for all of your support!
Thanks to you, we not only secured a 3rd place victory, but also our 4th consecutive top 3 win, giving us a record that anyone would be proud of.
We didn’t quite make the Threepeat – but we came damn close! And we love to see Beijing’s food and beverage industry go from strength to strength, making life better for us all.
Congratulations to 2016 Pizza Cup champ Bottega, who overcame an early exit last year to win it all!
Once again, thank you to everyone that took the time to vote! Go! Go! Go!
This is it! The second last round of The Beijinger’s 2016 Pizza Cup! And this round, we face none other than ubiquitous Beijing pizza delivery brand Annies Pizza.
We’re on the home stretch now, within a stone’s throw of winning the Beijing Pizza for the third year running and join such greats as Muhammad Ali and the New Zealand Allblacks! Or something like that anyway… But as is only fitting, we face the heaviest hitters at the end. This semi-finals, Kro’s Pizza will face Sanlitun sophomore Bottega, while we will face our old foe Annies. Whichever way it goes, it’s going to be a HUGE showdown!
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Gung Ho has made it to the Quarter Finals, where Beijing’s 8 biggest and best pizza brands will go head to head including Annies, Tube Station, Great Leap, Bottega, Kro’s Nest, Eatalia. This round Gung Ho! Pizza will take on Napolitan pizza specialists La Pizza! It’s a bit of a grudge match as La Pizza took down our sibling store Pyro Pizza in Round 2.
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It’s a bit of a roller coaster year for us this year. The opening of our store in the IKEA Livat shopping center was a massive step for us in every way, but the loss of our Lido HQ – the heart of our operation – has definitelly been a gut punch to our team. But at Gung Ho there’s only ever one thing to do – GO! GO! GO!
As you know, Gung Ho has won back to back Pizza Cup championships. And this year we’ve just passed tha halfway mark to scoring a Threepeat! It’s a huge challenge, especially with Beijing’s pizza field getting stronger every year, but what an achievement!
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We’ve made it into Round 3 where the final 16 pizza competitors will go head to head! Our next challenge is against Detroit-style pizza store Pie Squared, a long time Shunyi favorite that crushed it at the Pizza Festival.
Thank you to everyone that voted last round! This is the last round before we head into the quarter finals. We’ve won the Beijing Pizza Cup two years in a row, can we make it Threepeat? After all, the best things come in threes!
Voting ends 2pm Thursday afternoon so please get out the vote!
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66 Down, 32 to go!
Thanks to everyone’s support in the first group round, both Gung Ho and Pyro Pizza have made it into the second round! Gung Ho will be facing Indigo Mall’s Tiago Home Kitchen, and Pyro will take on Sanlitun’s La Pizza! Voting starts today and will end 2pm Monday. It’s only the second round, but voting gets quicker each time!
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As you know, Gung Ho has won back to back Pizza Cup championships. This year, can we make it a threepeat?? It’s a huge mission, especially with Beijing’s pizza field getting stronger every year. But we’re going for it! GO! GO! GO!
GUNG HO PIZZA DISCOUNT
Passing the first round, our Pizza Cup Celebration has officially hit 10% off, to be announced at the end of the competition! The discount will get 10% lower with every round we pass!
Thanks to everyone who voted! We really appreciate your support!