Five-Star Restaurants

Who Needs Michelin Stars When You Can Have GK Stars?


 

As of January 2018, we are tracking the many ways that our restaurant partners support GK. Those that meet our highest level of support will be awarded the Five-star Restaurant designation and the well-earned recognition among the GK community that goes with that. 

How to Get Get on the Board

To earn the Five-star Restaurant designation, restaurants must support GK in at least three of the four high impact ways, plus an additional two ★ earned in either the high or moderate impact categories.

For more information about Five-star Restaurants, contact Naomi Green at naomi@thegivingkitchen.org.

 

High Impact Participation

Must Earn Three ★ to Get on the Board!

Dining with Gratitude Participation

Restaurants commit to donating 10 percent of sales with a set cap:

  • $1,000 for dinner-only or breakfast/lunch-only restaurants

  • $1,500 for lunch and dinner restaurants

Multiply Joy Participation

Our employee-giving program encourages you and your employees to support the broader restaurant community.

  • Minimum 20 percent employee participation to earn one ★

  • 50 percent employee participation will earn you ★★

Curate an Event to Benefit GK

Show your support by participating in a fundraiser for GK, such as the BB&T Open Tennis Tournament, Ramen Festival, Cheese Festival, etc.

Pledge to a Cause Marketing Program

Earn a ★ by pledging to a cause marketing program, such as SweetWater’s Second Helping or Revelator’s GK Coffee Blend, to  drive donations from brands, distributors and restaurants like yours.


Moderate Impact Participation

Get More ★ ★ !

PLEDGE TO AN ANNUAL DONATION

Make a direct donation at a minimum of $1,000 to GK. Does not include donations from your employees, customers, percentage nights, etc.

MULTIPLY JOY COMPANY MATCHING

Match all or a percentage of your employees’ contributions to Multiply Joy to make a more significant impact for restaurant workers in crisis.

HOLIDAY CARDS

Do your good deed during the holiday season by sending your clients a holiday card* to benefit GK.
*a minimum of 50 cards at $1,000

SUPPORT AN EVENT BENEFITING GK

Make an in-kind donation for a fundraiser, such as an auction item, with a minimum retail of value of $2,000.


How You’ll Be Recognized

(Beyond the High-Fives We'll be Passing Out)

  • Five-star Door Cling: so your incoming guests know you support GK!
  • Five-star Patches + Lapel Pins: to wear on your chef jackets, aprons or uniforms!

  • Five-star Digital Package: for use on your website, social media, e-blasts, etc.

  • Priority Ask at Team Hidi: first dibs on a Team Hidi tasting table (on a first come, first serve basis)

  • Year-round Recognition: on the GK website

  • Other Recognition: in the GK annual report and GK newsletters

  • Four-star Door Cling: so your incoming guests know you support GK!
  • Four-star Digital Package: for use on your website, social media, e-blasts, etc.

  • Year-round Recognition: on the GK website

  • Other Recognition: in the GK annual report and GK newsletters

  • Three-star Door Cling: so your incoming guests know you support GK!
  • Year-round Recognition: on the GK website

  • Other Recognition: in the GK annual report 


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