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Kickback Pinball Cafe


4326 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15201
www.kickbackpgh.com
Email : kickbackpgh@gmail.com
Phone : 4126823200

County : Allegheny
Neighborhood : Pittsburgh - Upper Lawrenceville
County: Allegheny
Designation Level : Silver Designation
Owner/Manager : Joseph Veltri

Sustainability Practices:


General

Points
1 point Mandatory: We will/we pledge to display our Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant designation on our website, menu, and/or marketing materials

Restaurant's statement: Our restaurant will display our Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant designation through out website, menu, and/or marketing materials, and program decal.
1 point Mandatory: We will/we pledge to post the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant decal in a place visible to restaurant guests

Restaurant's statement: Our restaurant will display our Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant designation through our website, menu, and/or marketing materials, and program decal.
2 Points for General

Waste Reduction

Points
2 points We buy at least one of the following products in bulk - no individually wrapped/portioned items: straws, to-go cutlery, or condiments used for in-house orders

Restaurant's statement: to-go cutlery (spoons, knives, forks)- thousand each; coffee stirrers- thousand, splenda and sweet n low
1 point We post our daily specials or menu on a chalkboard/whiteboard as opposed to printing

Restaurant's statement: chalk board for menu items and daily specials
2 points We do not use plastic bags to bag take-out items or have instilled an "offer first" approach to bagging take-out items in plastic

Restaurant's statement: offer first
3 points We have eliminated the use of polystyrene foam or Styrofoam containers (boxes and cups) for take-out use

Restaurant's statement: we use plastic take out containers, plastic cups, and paper hot cups
2 points We purchase paper products and/or containers that are recyclable

Restaurant's statement: cups
2 points We purchase plastic products/containers that are recyclable

Restaurant's statement: take out boxes cups
2 points We do not serve water that is bottled in plastic

Restaurant's statement: we do not serve bottled water. Our soda's are bottled in glass
2 points If we offer our guests paper self-serve napkins, we use a single output dispenser

Restaurant's statement: Our napkin dispensers dispense one napkin at a time.
2 points We use a paperless system to process guest orders

Restaurant's statement: paper receipts only printed on request- we offer email receipts or no-receipt, our clover system provides this option
2 points We use a paperless ordering and billing for vendors where it is available

Restaurant's statement: Primarily for utilities
3 points We serve dine-in food and beverages with multi-use rather than disposable dishware (plates, cups, utensils, ramekins, etc.)

Restaurant's statement: We utilize multi-use dishwater for dine-in food and beverage
1 point We pay utility bills electronically (when given the option)

Restaurant's statement: Gas, electric, and phone are all paid online.
24 Points for Waste Reduction

Water Conservation

Points
1 point We thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator (not with running water)

Restaurant's statement: We thaw frozen food in the refrigerator
1 point We avoid hosing indoor and outdoor areas. Instead, we use dry cleaning methods followed by a damp mopping

Restaurant's statement: We do not hose any areas
2 points We regularly check for and repair leaks in our water system

Restaurant's statement: We check for leaks monthly
1 point We turn off all kitchen faucets when not in use

Restaurant's statement: We turn off all faucets when not in use
5 Points for Water Conservation

Energy Efficiency

Points
2 points We have our HVAC inspected annually to ensure it is in proper working condition and operating efficiently

Restaurant's statement: We get our HVAC inspected twice per year.
2 points We use a programmable thermostat (continuously programmed to heat at 68 degrees and cool at 74 degrees during operating hours and 62 to heat/85 to cool during non-operating hours)

Restaurant's statement: We do not operate the HVAC when the building is unattended and keep the temperature set at the guidelines listed within the criteria.
4 points We have upgraded to energy efficient lighting (T8 or T5 flourescents, LED, CFL)

Restaurant's statement: Our lighting upstairs is all energy efficient. We have also updated most of our pinball machines with LED lighting.
5 points We use LED bulbs in lighting or emergency exits

Restaurant's statement: We use LEDs in our emergency exits.
2 points We regularly clean evaporator and condenser coils on refrigerators (every 3 months)

Restaurant's statement: We regularly clean our refrigeration coils.
2 points We power down the kitchen equipment during slow, idle times

Restaurant's statement: Our appliances are only used when we have food orders.
17 Points for Energy Efficiency

People - Community/Consumer Actions

Points
2 points We partner with, fundraise, sponsor, promote or donate to a local community organization, community members, or cause

Restaurant's statement: We donate to public service and also participate in the cookie tour. We also donate baskets for silent auctions. We are very open to donating and supporting causes and community groups.
3 points We provide employment opportunities for residents of the local community

Restaurant's statement: About 50% of our employees are local residents.
4 points We help to provide access to healthy, fresh food to people in underserved communities

Restaurant's statement: We are beginning to donate our leftover bread.
2 points We encourage guests to take alternative transportation to get to our restaurant (bike, bus, walk, carpool)

Restaurant's statement: We host Bike Pittsburgh's volunteer appreciation event every year.
2 points There is a secure location to store bicycles at or near our restaurant

Restaurant's statement: There are multiple bike racks located on Butler St.
13 Points for People - Community/Consumer Actions

People - Employee Actions

Points
2 points Our employees participate in volunteer activities

Restaurant's statement: Our owner volunteers at a local private school.
5 points We exceed the industry standard for FOH and BOH employee wages (over the current minimum wage rate) or have instituted an alternative pay system structure compared to traditional industry methods

Restaurant's statement: All our employees are paid over the minimum wage rate.
1 point Our restaurant is owned by someone who lives within the local region

Restaurant's statement: Owners live in Churchill
1 point We provide emergency rides for employees

Restaurant's statement: We offer emergency rides whenever needed.
3 points We provide employees with at least 11 hours of non-working time between shifts

Restaurant's statement: Unless absolutely necessary, our employees have a minimum of 11 hours between shifts.
3 points We provide our employees at least one day off for every five days worked consecutively

Restaurant's statement: Employees receive at least one day off for every five days worked consecutively
3 points For employees earning hourly wages, we guarantee a minimum amount of weekly working hours

Restaurant's statement: All employees work the hours that were mutually agreed upon when hired.
3 points We offer our FOH and BOH employees vacation time

Restaurant's statement: If our employees want to take vacation days, they can request for them and we will work around it to meet their needs.
3 points We offer internal promotions

Restaurant's statement: We have employees who have taken on management responsibilities in addition to their regular role.
3 points We cross-train employees across different floor and kitchen positions

Restaurant's statement: All our employees work throughout the restaurant - in food prep, service, register, etc.
3 points We provide employees with the ability to move between front and back of house positions

Restaurant's statement: All our employees work throughout the restaurant - in food prep, service, register, etc.
3 points We give raises based on employee performance and responsibility

Restaurant's statement: We give raises based on employee performance and responsibility.
1 point We provide discounts for our employees at our restaurant

Restaurant's statement: We provide discounts for employees when they come in outside of their shifts. During shift, they are able to eat for free.
2 points We provide bonuses or incentives for employee performance

Restaurant's statement: We provide a Christmas bonus for our employees. We also provide bonuses for employees who take on management responsibilities when the owners are out of town.
2 points We work hard to ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment

Restaurant's statement: Within our small staff, we are very familial and inclusive. When hiring, we are totally open to all applicants. Through the years, we have been a diverse staff.
38 Points for People - Employee Actions

Responsible Sourcing

Points
3 points We use furniture that has been refurbished, remanufactured, is previously used or has been constructed from repurposed materials

Restaurant's statement: Our furniture upstairs was all purchased second-hand.
2 points We serve certified organic, fair trade, and/or bird friendly coffee and/or tea

Restaurant's statement: Our selections rotate - we often have coffee or tea that is either organic, fair trade, and/or bird friendly
3 points We derive some items or ingredients locally (i.e. cheese, milk, coffee, tea, juice, baked goods, beer, wine, spirits, invasive species, raw baking materials)

Restaurant's statement: We work with local coffee roaster Zeke's and Kiva Han. We also use Turner's dairy and bread from Breadworks.
2 points We source products from a regionally-based third party supplier

Restaurant's statement: We source from Paragon Foods.
3 points We rotate menu items based on seasonality

Restaurant's statement: Our salad menu changes seasonally. We also base our grilled cheese of the week on what is available seasonally.
2 points We purchase eggs that have at least one of the following characteristics: local, cage-free, organic

Restaurant's statement: When we do purchase eggs, they come from a local farmer.
3 points We can, pickle, or preserve foods

Restaurant's statement: We preserve lemon and we pickle vegetables for our salads. We also pickle onions and our corned beef.
3 points We make at least one of the following items in-house: salad dressings, condiments, sauces, jams, jellies, juices, soups, broths, stock, chutneys, syrups, salsas

Restaurant's statement: We make soups, salad dressings, sauces. We try to make everything in-house.
3 points We make our own non-alcoholic beverages, beer, wine, or spirits (including mixers)

Restaurant's statement: We make our own lemonade in the summer, cold brew coffees, horchata. We have also made ciders and juices.
3 points We source animal products that are humanely raised and processed

Restaurant's statement: We serve Hallal Chicken, which is Arab Kosher and humanely processed.
4 points When in season, we source 16-30% of produce locally (From within a 150 mile radius)

Restaurant's statement: 26% of our produce is sourced locally through Paragon.
For RS-36 – RS-39, select the “yes” that represents your % of organic or naturally grown products:
2 points 1-15% of products we use carry organic certification or are naturally grown

Restaurant's statement: About 5% are organic.
33 Points for Responsible Sourcing

Nutrition

Points
2 points Our restaurant provides vegetarian/vegan fare

Restaurant's statement: The TLC is a vegan sandwich. The Caprese and Almost Famous grilled cheese are vegetarian.
2 points Our restaurant provides entrée items served with fruits and/or vegetables

Restaurant's statement: Salad can be served as a side with any sandwich. We also offer a fruit or veggie tray in place of chips for party packages.
2 points Our restaurant provides allergen-free options

Restaurant's statement: We have salads that are gluten free. Most soups are gluten free.
2 points Our restaurant provides low-sodium options

Restaurant's statement: Our salads are low-sodium. Most sandwiches are also low in sodium - Tuna Melt, Caprese, for example. We don't use a lot of salt in anything we prepare.
2 points Our restaurant provides ancient grains (barley, farro, quinoa, polenta, amaranth, spelt, kamut, chia, sorghum, freekeh, teff, millet)

Restaurant's statement: We use some ancient grains in our soups. We will also be using more ancient grains when we begin serving more breakfast. We also make kale chips where we use chia seeds.
2 points Our restaurant provides low calorie salad dressings

Restaurant's statement: We have a basil vinaigrette and a honey balsamic vinaigrette that are low calorie.
2 points Our restaurant provides smaller sized soda options

Restaurant's statement: All sodas are Mexican sodas and are served in 12 oz glass bottles.
3 points Our restaurant provides whole grain ingredients are used in children's meals

Restaurant's statement: We use whole grain bread on sandwiches for children unless they request otherwise.
3 points Our restaurant provides fruits or vegetables are offered with children's meals

Restaurant's statement: Children can be offered fruits or vegetables with their sandwiches in place of chips.
3 points Our restaurant provides alternatives to soft drinks for children's meals

Restaurant's statement: Children are offered water. We also have hot chocolate, chocolate milk and tea. We can do any flavor of steamed milk and offer lemonades in the summer.
3 points Our restaurant provides lean proteins are used in children's meals

Restaurant's statement: Turkey or ham are offered as lean proteins for kids' sandwiches.
3 points Our restaurant provides low-fat, low-calorie, low-sugar, or low-sodium options for children's meals

Restaurant's statement: Turkey and cheese sandwich.
2 points We use healthful, plant based oils for cooking and baking (containing predominantly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats - no trans-fat/partially-hydrogenated oils)

Restaurant's statement: We use olive oil for cooking. We don't offer fried foods.
3 points We have satisfied the requirements associated with earning Live Well Allegheny restaurant status. (Note: If your restaurant is located in Allegheny County, completing these requirements will earn you status as a LWA Restaurant in addition to your SPR designation. If your restaurant is located outside of Allegheny County, you will receive points toward your SPR designation by meeting LWA Restaurant requirements.)

Restaurant's statement: We have satisfied the requirements associated with earning Live Well Allegheny restaurant status.
34 Points for Nutrition