At Yards, we also try to be good examples for other businesses and the many breweries starting up. We use 100 percent wind power, recycle everything we can, and reuse our spent grain by sending it to local bakeries or farmers. It’s all part of our commitment to staying local and being good stewards for the environment.
Since community and giving back to the people who support us is so meaningful to us, we came up with our Brew Unto Others campaign. Every 12 months or so, we donate a lot of beer — about three full tractor trailer loads — to nonprofit fundraising events, and we make sure to get out and support those events as well.
Excerpt taken from Pa.Gov Article: Small Business Spotlight
Yards has been brewing Philly’s beer since 1994. We’ve grown from a garage-sized operation in Manayunk all the way up to our current location at 500 Spring Garden Street in Northern Liberties. And we couldn’t have done it without your support through the years. Our beers always have and always will be brewed, bottled, kegged, and canned for the hard working people of Philadelphia and beyond. Our founder, Tom Kehoe, and the Yards Crew share a commitment to supporting the good people and organizations making our backyard a better place to live and work. Here at Yards, it’s always been about working hard, having fun, and giving back. Our Brew Unto Others motto reflects our commitment to quality, community, and sustainability. It’s also a call-to-action. We encourage you to get together, to enjoy our beer, each other’s company, and to Brew Unto Others every day.
Yards Brewing Website, About Us
This place is kind of incredible. From scratch preparations, brail menus & sensory kits for autistic guests, $15.00 starting wage, space available for community needs & events, ethical sourcing & practices and more. At first glance it’s just a delicious breakfast / lunch spot but take a second glance to see the community driven excellence.
The menu is exactly what you want except that you then start finding sandwiches you might think don’t belong on a bagel.
…until you try them.
The staff there is one of the best in terms of friendliness, efficiency and over all awesomeness. And yet, despite an uncriticizeable staff they are a second place to the experience of their food which to describe would require I use common buzz words and hot descriptors. And this place is too good to make sound cliche.
You won’t be disappointed when you get your food and you’ll be elated when you realize how good the business is which you just supported.
Ringo Roseman opened The Bagel Place in the summer of 2017, though he’s been a bagel and a sandwich enthusiast his whole life. With 20 years of restaurant experience and a romantic notion of what a bagel shop can be, he set out to use all of his resources, tools, and expertise to create a comfortable home for the community.
Great food using fresh ingredients, prepared in-house daily, is something that everyone can appreciate. Excellent service and a warm and welcoming, family-friendly, inclusive-to-all, and cozy atmosphere are what you will experience at The Bagel Place.
But we feel that how a business is run is just as important as that product and experience. We strive to be an engaged and contributing member of our community, to do our part in supporting our neighbors. We compost and recycle, and contribute to area schools, churches, and organizations.
We donate leftover bagels 6 days a week to organizations that help feed the homeless. We provide a $15 minimum wage to all of our staff and donate the use of our space to an organization teaching American Sign Language classes.
And we’re just getting warmed up.
Simpatico Theatre believes theatre to be a force for positive social change. Simpatico is Philadelphia’s only theatre company specifically dedicated to forming a partnership between its audience and other nonprofit organizations in order to fulfill its artistic objective. By establishing educational partnerships with local organizations and advocacy groups we connect our audience to those individuals and groups that are also seeking solutions.