Emeryville, Calif.-based Peet’s Coffee is recognizing the impact of women in the coffee industry with the launch of a limited-edition Sisterhood Flight Collection — a set of three kinds of coffee, each grown by women in Rwanda, Colombia and Nicaragua. The offer, priced at $24.95, is available in 160 U.S. Peet’s locations. Ten percent of proceeds, up to $10,000, from sales will be donated to the International Women’s Coffee Alliance, an organization committed to “connecting, empowering and advancing women in the coffee industry.”
The New York City ice cream shop and retailer prides itself on being a female-owned and operated business. As a nod to the gender pay gap, the concept will serve 80-cent liquor-infused scoops to the first 50 female customers on March 8, International Women’s Day.
Farmshop Marin, located in Larkspur, Calif., is honoring Women’s History Month by highlighting female winemakers in California on its wine list for the month of March.
Owned and operated by Daniela Marcone, this Italian spot in Austin, Texas, will celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 by donating 5 percent of sales to Girls Empowerment Network, a local organization that provides girls with role models necessary skills for social and academic success.
In March, the Atlanta-based quick-service chain with more than 1,600 units in 27 countries is starting a mentoring program, Church’s Mentoring Circles, geared towards fostering personal and professional growth for female franchise operators. The Church’s Women’s Forum will oversee the leadership initiative, which will focus on topics such as goal-setting, interviewing and managing time.
The Philadelphia dining destination is celebrating women everywhere with four cocktails inspired by four significant female Philadelphians. One of them, the Lady Day, is named after Philadelphia-born singer Billie Holiday and is a blend of tequila, lime, lemon, blood orange and simple syrup, served with a salt rim and a slice of blood orange.
Daniel Muller, left; Goldenrod Pastries, right
Angela Garbacz, owner and head pastry chef at Goldenrod Pastries in Lincoln, Neb., has launched the Empower Through Flour, or ETF, campaign in partnership with 20 female chefs and pastry chefs. Most of the participating chefs have created or selected a menu item that incorporates the color purple, which is symbolic of Women’s History Month. During the month of March, a portion of the proceeds of sales of the purple treats will be donated to I Am That Girl, a non-profit geared towards equipping girls with the tools to become confident and compassionate leaders. Other chefs involved are sharing the initiative on social media. Goldenrod Pastries’ ETF menu item is a heart-shaped lavender-lemon shortbread cookie.
Chef Ali LaRaia of The Sosta in New York City is contributing to ETF with beet ricotta, hazelnuts, tarragon and lemon on toasted focaccia bread.
This Los Angeles bakery, with chef and owner Annie Miler, is participating in ETF with purple “W” cookies.
Guard & Grace
Guard & Grace
Executive pastry chef Joy Williams is baking a toffee cake with purple micro-basil at this Denver restaurant for the ETF campaign.
As part of ETF, chef Amanda Turner at Juniper in Austin, Texas, is serving hand-cut beet tagliatelle with red cabbage, goat cheese and everything bagel seasoning.
Pastry chef Meg Galus is participating in ETF with a purple chocolate bon-bon set — in vanilla-violet, malted chai, hazelnut coffee and miso-caramel flavors — available at this Chicago restaurant.
Sweet Minou Chocolate
Sweet Minou Chocolate
Rebecca Ankenbrand of Sweet Minou Chocolate in Lincoln, Neb., is offering dark-chocolate-dipped cannelés, or a small French pastry with a custardy center, topped with dragon fruit powder as an ETF promotion.
The Chicago-based delivery provider is partnering with Women Chefs & Restaurateurs, or WCR, on the RestaurantHer initiative. WCR is dedicated to providing women in the restaurant industry with resources to further their culinary education and gain recognition.
During the month of March, Grubhub will contribute $1 for each customer who pledges on the RestaurantHer website to dine in or order delivery from women-led restaurants, up to $1 million. The first $100,000 raised will be donated to WCR. Grubhub works with more than 80,000 restaurants in the U.S. and London.
The quick-service brand, based in Oak Brook, Ill., is flipping its trademark “M” sign upside-down into a “W” as a nod to International Women’s Day on March 8. The chain’s Lynwood, Calif., unit is the only location to physically change its sign, but 100 other restaurants owned by female operators throughout the country are participating in the logo-flipping movement through packaging, staff shirts and other items, according to local news. McDonald’s USA and global Twitter accounts are both sporting a “W” sign in their profile pictures and cover photos.
McDonald’s has about 14,000 units in the United States and more than 37,000 units worldwide in more than 100 countries.