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Corner Mercantile


472 wood st, pittsburgh, PA, 15222
cornermercantile.com
Email : contact@cornermercantile.com
Phone : 412586-5738

County : Allegheny
Neighborhood : Pittsburgh - Central Business District
County: Allegheny
Designation Level : Silver Designation
Owner/Manager : James Shones General Manager

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 our 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.
3 points We provide sustainability-related training and information to all new and existing employees

Restaurant's statement: We provide basic training to all new team members
3 points We include updates on our sustainable actions within staff meetings

Restaurant's statement: We do address the basic information regarding sustainability at meetings
8 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: The silverware is compostable and purchased in bulk
3 points We practice "root-to-stem" or "nose-to-tail" cooking

Restaurant's statement: We practice root to stem preparation as much as possible, but plan on doing more.
1 point We post our daily specials or menu on a chalkboard/whiteboard as opposed to printing

Restaurant's statement: We use laminated cards to list menu items and we also post our menu electronically
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: We use brown paper bags for take out
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 disposables for in house and take out
3 points We purchase paper products and/or containers made from recycled content

Restaurant's statement: Our napkins our 100% recycled fiber, we also carry compostable packaging for sandwiches
2 points We purchase paper products and/or containers that are recyclable

Restaurant's statement: Compostable sandwich packaging
3 points We purchase plastic products/containers made from recycled content

Restaurant's statement: We also use cups that are plant based materials
2 points We purchase plastic products/containers that are recyclable

Restaurant's statement: All of our drink cups and lids, dessert packaging and also portion cups are recyclable as well as our hot foods packaging
2 points If we offer our guests paper self-serve napkins, we use a single output dispenser

Restaurant's statement: We use single out put dispensers
1 point We encourage guests to bring in their own reusable bags, coffee mugs, or containers to package their unconsumed food

Restaurant's statement: We have a buy a travel mug program in place. That provides a reusable mug and a discount on coffee that helps with increasing reusability. We also have reusable bags for sale for take out orders
24 Points for Waste Reduction

Water Conservation

Points
3 points We have installed a low-flow pre-rinse sprayer for dishwashing

Restaurant's statement: We just opened 7 weeks ago and have a water conserving dish machine.
2 points We practice water-saving dishwashing techniques: hand scraping plates, pots, and pans before washing, presoaking pans/utensils, only running the dishwasher when it is full, and/or basin style washing

Restaurant's statement: We pre scrape/rinse before washing. We do not run the machine without a full load
3 points We have addressed water conservation through the efficiency of our toilets

Restaurant's statement: Toilets are low flow
3 points We have addressed water conservation through the efficiency of our urinals

Restaurant's statement: The urinals are low flow
3 points We use touch-free faucets/motion sensor sinks in restrooms

Restaurant's statement: We use touch free faucets with sensors
1 point We avoid hosing indoor and outdoor areas. Instead, we use dry cleaning methods followed by a damp mopping

Restaurant's statement: We don't hose, we sweep and mop our floor areas
2 points We regularly check for and repair leaks in our water system

Restaurant's statement: Building maintenance routinely checks our water systems
1 point We turn off all kitchen faucets when not in use

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

Energy Efficiency

Points
3 points We use automatic, energy efficient hand dryers in our restrooms

Restaurant's statement: We use automatic hand dryers
2 points We have our HVAC inspected annually to ensure it is in proper working condition and operating efficiently

Restaurant's statement: We have our building maintenance have regular checks
2 points We have addressed energy efficiency through our windows and doors

Restaurant's statement: Windows are tinted for heat/cool efficiency
4 points We have a policy that we only purchase Energy Star equipment or appliances when available

Restaurant's statement: As equipment needs to be replaced, we strive for ENERGY STAR or energy efficient equipment.
4 points We have upgraded to energy efficient lighting (T8 or T5 flourescents, LED, CFL)

Restaurant's statement: Our lighting is LED
5 points We use LED bulbs in lighting or emergency exits

Restaurant's statement: We use LED bulbs throughout
2 points We turn off non-emergency indoor lights during non-operating hours

Restaurant's statement: We shut all lights off when not in use
2 points We turn off lights in unused spaces or have installed sensors/timers to automatically turn them off

Restaurant's statement: We try to keep all non essential lights off throughout the day
4 points We use renewable energy to supply all or a portion of our energy needs

Restaurant's statement: We use renewable power from the building daily.
2 points We regularly clean evaporator and condenser coils on refrigerators (every 3 months)

Restaurant's statement: We have building maintenance take care of this periodically
1 point We maintain the temperature of our hot water heater at 140 degrees or at the lowest temperature consistent with our sanitizing system

Restaurant's statement: We have an energy saving water heater
1 point We turn off all electronic equipment at the end of business or place them in energy saving mode

Restaurant's statement: All equipment is turned off at the end of the business day. We are also closed 2 days per week and no equipment or energy is used.
2 points We have installed a barrier between the outside air and main entrance (air curtain, foyer, double doors, indoor curtain, revolving door)

Restaurant's statement: We have air curtains installed at each door
2 points We have insulated all refrigeration cold suction lines

Restaurant's statement: Our cooler lines are all insulated
3 points We use daylight sensors or adjust our indoor lighting based on natural sunlight available

Restaurant's statement: We have natural lighting from the windows, but control the LED as necessary dependent upon our needs
39 Points for Energy Efficiency

People - Community/Consumer Actions

Points
3 points We provide employment opportunities for residents of the local community

Restaurant's statement: We employ around 70%
4 points We participate in cooking classes, farmer events, or provide educational opportunities for adults or children to promote responsible food choices, culinary skills, food sourcing, meal planning, health and wellness, or other educational purposes

Restaurant's statement: We plan on participating in the local farmers market and showcasing local produce etc..
2 points There is a secure location to store bicycles at or near our restaurant

Restaurant's statement: There is bike parking in the garage in our building as well as public bike racks in the area.
9 Points for People - Community/Consumer Actions

People - Employee Actions

Points
2 points Our employees participate in volunteer activities

Restaurant's statement: Our company encourages us to conduct a volunteer campaign yearly. Ie- we did a walk for the march of dimes last year.
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: Our employees are paid a fair wage. The lowest paid tm is $10.00
4 points We offer health benefits to our employees

Restaurant's statement: We currently use Highmark and Coventry dental
1 point Our restaurant is owned by someone who lives within the local region

Restaurant's statement: The Broadhurst family have owned the company since the 1950's
3 points We offer our staff training to further enhance career development

Restaurant's statement: Our company offers training programs for supervisors and mana
1 point We provide emergency rides for employees

Restaurant's statement: We do provide transportation for tm in emergency situations
2 points We provide some form of incentive for employee's use of alternative transportation for work (public transportation, walk, bicycle, carpooling)

Restaurant's statement: We provide carpooling for our tm when possible
3 points We provide employees with at least 11 hours of non-working time between shifts

Restaurant's statement: Most of our shifts are at least 12 hrs in between
3 points We provide our employees at least one day off for every five days worked consecutively

Restaurant's statement: We have 2 consecutive days off in a row
3 points Our full-time salaried employees work an average no more than of 35-45 hours/week

Restaurant's statement: Typical work week is 38-40 hrs
3 points We provide FOH and BOH employees with some form of compensation during sick leave

Restaurant's statement: We have company policies in place to make sure this happens
3 points We offer our FOH and BOH employees vacation time

Restaurant's statement: Everyone receives 1 week of vacation the first 3 years of service.
3 points We offer internal promotions

Restaurant's statement: The company always tries to promote within to strengthen our talent pipeline
3 points We cross-train employees across different floor and kitchen positions

Restaurant's statement: We just started this process. every tm is exposed to other areas of BOH and FOH
3 points We give raises based on employee performance and responsibility

Restaurant's statement: annual wage/performance reviews are done
1 point We provide discounts for our employees at our restaurant

Restaurant's statement: all tm get 20%
2 points We provide bonuses or incentives for employee performance

Restaurant's statement: all salaried tm have bonus potential
2 points We work hard to ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment

Restaurant's statement: We do our best to hire the right people for the right job regardless of anything else
47 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: Some of our furniture is made from reclaimed wood
3 points When Energy Star or energy efficient equipment is not available or attainable, we make it a priority to purchase refurbished appliances or equipment

Restaurant's statement: We strive to purchase energy star equipment if not we would purchase refurbished
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: Our milk, some dairy, produce and chicken breast are local
4 points We source our seafood sustainably [Consult Monterey Bay's Seafood Watch Guide (do not serve from 'Avoid' column), Blue Ocean Institute's Guide to Friendly Seafood (do not serve those coded as orange or red), or purchase from a supplier certified by the Marine Stewardship Council]

Restaurant's statement: Our salmon is harvested sustainably
3 points We make purchases from a farmer coop, local food hub, or local food purveyor

Restaurant's statement: We use as many local farms when we can. Penn's corner coop
2 points We source products from a regionally-based third party supplier

Restaurant's statement: We use paragon a local company
3 points We rotate menu items based on seasonality

Restaurant's statement: We change our menu seasonally to feature appropriate ingredients
2 points We purchase eggs that have at least one of the following characteristics: local, cage-free, organic

Restaurant's statement: Our eggs are cage free
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 our soups, sauces and dressings in house
3 points We make our own non-alcoholic beverages, beer, wine, or spirits (including mixers)

Restaurant's statement: We make in house lemonade, tea and shrubs
2 points We have adopted a form of a "Meatless Mondays" approach to dining (choose one day/wk to serve meatless specials)

Restaurant's statement: We don't have a day but we offer a large variety of vegan/veg options daily
3 points We source animal products that are humanely raised and processed

Restaurant's statement: Our Gerber chicken breasts are humanely sourced
4 points When in season, we source 16-30% of produce locally (From within a 150 mile radius)

Restaurant's statement: We will be purchasing local produce from Paragon and Penn's corner
For RS-24 – RS-27, select the “yes” that represents your % of regionally sourced produce:
1 point When in season, we source 1-15% of produce regionally (From within a 400 mile radius)

Restaurant's statement: We will be purchasing some items from these areas
For RS-28 – RS-31, select the “yes” that represents your % of locally sourced meats:
2 points We source 1-15% of meats locally (From within a 150 mile radius)

Restaurant's statement: Our chicken is from Ohio
41 Points for Responsible Sourcing

Nutrition

Points
2 points Our restaurant provides vegetarian/vegan fare

Restaurant's statement: We have a large variety of vegan/vegetarian options daily
2 points Our restaurant provides menu items or side dishes marketed as healthier, lower calorie options than our traditional menu choices

Restaurant's statement: We provide a lot of "healthier" choices as well as vegan items
2 points Our restaurant provides entrée items served with fruits and/or vegetables

Restaurant's statement: We provide healthier vegetable based options for our customers
2 points Our restaurant provides allergen-free options

Restaurant's statement: We provide allerghen free options daily
2 points Our restaurant provides ancient grains (barley, farro, quinoa, polenta, amaranth, spelt, kamut, chia, sorghum, freekeh, teff, millet)

Restaurant's statement: We have quinoa daily as well as a few other grains
3 points Our restaurant provides whole grain ingredients are used in children's meals

Restaurant's statement: We have those options available daily for meals.
3 points Our restaurant provides fruits or vegetables are offered with children's meals

Restaurant's statement: We offer vegetable side dishes and salads daily.
3 points Our restaurant provides alternatives to soft drinks for children's meals

Restaurant's statement: In-house lemonades, in-house waters, milk, juices to name a few. There are a lot of options to choose from.
3 points Our restaurant provides lean proteins are used in children's meals

Restaurant's statement: Chicken, salmon, tilapia, turkey, satain, tofu are all lean proteins that can be served to children.
3 points Our restaurant provides low-fat, low-calorie, low-sugar, or low-sodium options for children's meals

Restaurant's statement: herbed potatoes, brussels sprout and kale salad, roasted cauliflower and broccoli, farmers market quinoa
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: olive and canola
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.
30 Points for Nutrition