Durham, NC – In February of 2014, Bull City Burger and Brewery passed the rigorous B Lab certification process to become the first Certified B Corporation restaurant in North Carolina and the first brewpub in the United States. Leading a global movement to redefine success in business, Certified B Corporations are a new kind of company with a positive vision of a better way to do business. As a Certified B Corporation, BCBB voluntarily meets a higher standard of transparency, accountability and performance, harnessing the power of business to solve social and economic problems.
“Receiving the B Corp certification confirms Bull City Burger and Brewery’s mission to be a part of the change in our community for our employees and our customers. We strive to educate both our consumers and employees on socially conscious decisions that will affect their life choices,” said owner, Seth Gross.
About B Lab
ÔÇ¿There are currently over 970 Certified B Corporations from more than 60 industries in 32 countries with 1 unifying goal — to redefine success in business. B Corps are important because they inspire all businesses to compete not only to be the best in the world, but to be the best for the world. Certified B Corporations meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. The performance standards are comprehensive and transparent. They measure a company’s impact on all its stakeholders.ÔÇ¿ÔÇ¿
B Lab is a nonprofit organization. B Lab drives systemic change through three interrelated initiatives. 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and just good marketing; 2) accelerating the growth of the impact investing asset class through use of B Lab’s GIIRS impact rating system by institutional investors; and 3) promoting supportive public policies including creation of a new corporate form and tax procurement and investment incentives for sustainable business.ÔÇ¿
About Bull City Burger and Brewery
Bull City Burger is a restaurant and brewery that embodies the farm-to-fork philosophy. “If it’s on the menu at Bull City Burger and Brewery, we most likely have made it from scratch or bought it locally,” said Gross. “We grind NC pasture-raised beef daily, make the buns, make the mustard, the mayo, make the bacon, pickle the pickles and stuff our all-beef hotdogs. No corn syrup, no added hormones, no antibiotics and, we focus on making the best burgers and hotdogs we can produce.” Bull City Burger and Brewery works with local farmers to source as much of the produce as possible for the restaurant. In February 2014, BCBB became the first restaurant in North Carolina and the first brewpub in the US to receive B Corporation certification.