If you’re paying attention, you’ll have noticed there is a recent trend in many business industries. This trend is what some are calling “Conscious Capitalism.” What this means is that business owners are focusing on more than day-to-day business and profitability. Rather, they are focused more on cause, community, and mission.
It’s Pinterest’s top trend for 2017 and the “latest miracle food,” according to Epicurious. Jackfruit is generating a buzz. To capitalize, Even Stevens Sandwiches rolled out a Jackfruit Torta that fills two menu holes, says Culinary Director Brandon Price. It taps vegan trends with an ingredient that, unlike tofu- or soy-based options, isn’t lab-made and tastes like meat—a plus for nonvegans who increasingly order veggie dishes. And an ethnic spin gives a nod to the fast casual’s Hispanic base. Originally an LTO, the torta replaced the vegan Sloppy Tina sandwich after outselling it fourfold in its first month.
The historic Chimneys at Energy Park railroad complex will soon be converted into a St. Paul event center.
The Chimneys will be renovated this summer and reopened as an event space by the end of this year, said Neal Bergstrom, chief operating officer of the Falls Event Center, the Utah-based company that purchased the building.
Steve Down talks about his next big project and cause-based business. Steve's Hotel, Stay to Give, is a hotel concept. It is dedicated to the focus of providing a clean safe place to sleep for less fortunate individuals. Steve Down, Cause Leader is dedicated to building businesses that positively impact the local communities.
Shauna Lake gets a chance to sit down with Cause Leader Steve Down, who shares his cause-driven businesses, starting with Financially Fit and Even Stevens Sandwiches. Steve Down talks about his experiences and the importance of financial fitness, along with the importance of giving back to the local community.
Steve Down stopped by our Phoenix Arizona Even Stevens, to hang out with the news team. Steve spends his days doing what he loves most. Sharing the principles of Cause Capitalism, using Even Stevens as a shining example of the good that can come from working as a community. And enjoying a great sandwich!
Watch the interview here.
Eat to Give is the slogan for the popular sandwich shop Even Stevens. For ever sandwich purchased, they donate one to a local non-profit. On January 16, 2017, they officially donated their one millionth sandwich!
Even Stevens Sandwiches, a new craft-casual restaurant incorporating the buy-one-give-one model, has hit a major milestone: 1 million sandwiches donated in just two and a half years of doing business. The brand, which operates 10 locations across UT, AZ and ID currently, has seen rapid success by prioritizing both customer experience and social impact in one bite.
SALT LAKE CITY, January 13, 2017 — Cause leader, entrepreneur and Utah native, Steve Down, is leading the explosive cause capital revolution by stamping out hunger through his rapidly expanding restaurant venture, Even Stevens. In just over two years, the thriving ten-restaurant chain is near reaching a monumental one million sandwiches sold, which means Even Stevens will have donated in-turn, the fresh ingredients of one million sandwiches to local non-profits that are feeding the hungry.
One more puzzle piece has fallen into place for the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.
A Utah investment group has bought property that includes the space museum, the neighboring Wings & Waves Waterpark, a site where a hotel was once planned and other campus property, averting a foreclosure that could have shuttered those parts of the McMinnville attraction.
On the southern edge of Draper, two-story homes populate a wedge of land once occupied only by dirt and sagebrush. A scarred 1,000-foot hillside is the single remaining clue that the area hosted an internationally recognized spectacle for 25 years.
From 1963 to 1988, "The Widowmaker" attracted thousands of revved-up motorcyclists looking for the rides of their lives in the sport of hill climbing, speeding to the top of steep hills as fast as possible.