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Sunny Bridge Natural Foods


130 Gallery Dr, McMurray, PA, 15317
http://sunnybridgenaturalfoods.com
Email : info@sunnybridgenaturalfoods.com
Phone : 724-942-5800

County : Washington
Municipality/Neighborhood : Peters Township
County: Washington
Designation Level : Silver Designation
Owner/Manager : Gina Snyder

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 have adopted a comprehensive sustainability policy

Restaurant's statement: We have a sustainability policy that outlines our commitments to local, fresh, quality foods, local and organic ingredients. We also recycle and compost our waste.
3 points We provide sustainability-related training and information to all new and existing employees

Restaurant's statement: We provide training on food sources and waste management procedures.
8 Points for General

Waste Reduction

Points
4 points We track the amount of waste our restaurant produces and disposes and our progress on waste reduction

Restaurant's statement: The township provides annual statements of recycling produced from our store.
2 points We recycle all of the following materials: paper, glass, plastic, cardboard, and aluminum

Restaurant's statement: We recycle with Republic Services.
3 points We recycle/donate for reuse some of the following large materials/items: appliances, building materials, cabinets, countertops, windows, doors, flooring, mirrors, furniture, toilets, sinks

Restaurant's statement: During our expansion, we donated many items to the city mission.
3 points We recycle/donate for reuse some of the following small materials/items: polystyrene/Styrofoam, light bulbs, batteries, aerosol cans, paint, computer systems, hardware, light fixtures, ink and toner cartridges

Restaurant's statement: We recycle all hard to recycle items - we also donate to Construction Junction.
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: We buy all items in bulk.
2 points We have eliminated straws from guest use or instilled an "offer first" approach with straws

Restaurant's statement: We offer straws before automatically giving them. However, they are necessary for the smoothies and juices.
5 points We compost our food waste

Restaurant's statement: We compost our food waste
3 points We practice "root-to-stem" or "nose-to-tail" cooking

Restaurant's statement: We make bone broth from bones, for instance.
1 point We post our daily specials or menu on a chalkboard/whiteboard as opposed to printing

Restaurant's statement: Our menu is posted on a chalkboard.
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 offer plastic bags 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 do not use styrofoam products
2 points We purchase paper products and/or containers that are recyclable

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

Restaurant's statement: recyclable to-go cups
2 points We do not serve water that is bottled in plastic

Restaurant's statement: In the cafe, we offer water in paper cups.
2 points We use a paperless system to process guest orders

Restaurant's statement: Guest orders do not require the use of paper
2 points We use a paperless ordering and billing for vendors where it is available

Restaurant's statement: We order online or by phone.
2 points We use environmentally-friendly cleaning products

Restaurant's statement: Most cleaners we use are environmentally friendly.
3 points We serve dine-in food and beverages with multi-use rather than disposable dishware (plates, cups, utensils, ramekins, etc.)

Restaurant's statement: Dine-in foods are served in reuseable dishware.
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 give a nickel for every bag that customers bring in.
46 Points for Waste Reduction

Water Conservation

Points
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 use water-saving techniques when it comes to dishwashing.
1 point We thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator (not with running water)

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

Restaurant's statement: We dry sweep and mop.
1 point We turn off all kitchen faucets when not in use

Restaurant's statement: We turn off 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: more than annually
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 use a programmable thermostat that is programmed to run efficiently only when the store is occupied.
2 points We have addressed energy efficiency through our windows and doors

Restaurant's statement: We have double-paned windows and awnings.
4 points We have a policy that we only purchase Energy Star equipment or appliances when available

Restaurant's statement: We purchase energy star equipment when ours needs replacing
4 points We have upgraded to energy efficient lighting (T8 or T5 flourescents, LED, CFL)

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

Restaurant's statement: LED lighting track lighting
2 points We turn off non-emergency indoor lights during non-operating hours

Restaurant's statement: We turn off non-emergency lights while we're closed.
2 points We turn off lights in unused spaces or have installed sensors/timers to automatically turn them off

Restaurant's statement: We turn off lights and have sensors in walk-ins
2 points We regularly clean evaporator and condenser coils on refrigerators (every 3 months)

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

Restaurant's statement: We power down parts of the kitchen when business is slower.
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: The cafe is located in the back of the store.
2 points We have insulated all refrigeration cold suction lines

Restaurant's statement: Our refrigeration lines have been insulated.
31 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 host 4 cookouts during the summer to benefit different organizations. Roundups, $1,000 donation each month to a different organization for a year. We also host collections for eyeglasses, prom dresses, coats, cell phones, hard to recycle items.
3 points We provide employment opportunities for residents of the local community

Restaurant's statement: All our employees live close-by.
4 points We participate with an organization's program designed to provide employment opportunities for vulnerable populations

Restaurant's statement: Community Action Southwest - high school student
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 host these regularly at the store. We have a calendar of events.
2 points We donate used cookware, linens, equipment, electronics, furniture, curtains, etc. to charity

Restaurant's statement: We donate regularly to charity.
4 points We help to provide access to healthy, fresh food to people in underserved communities

Restaurant's statement: We make donations through the food bank
5 points We help to provide children in underserved communities access to fresh, healthy food in order to supplement meals outside of regular school hours or during the standard school year

Restaurant's statement: We make donations through the food bank that go to feeding children
24 Points for People - Community/Consumer Actions

People - Employee Actions

Points
2 points We positively contribute to employee health and wellness through incentives or programs offered (i.e. gym membership discounts, yoga classes, sports league, etc.)

Restaurant's statement: Our vendors are always educating our employees. They also have online modules for training that reward employees with free product. We also recently raffled off a time share to a house in SC to employees.
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 employees are start above minimum wage.
4 points We offer health benefits to our employees

Restaurant's statement: We provide health benefits.
1 point Our restaurant is owned by someone who lives within the local region

Restaurant's statement: McMurray
3 points We offer our staff training to further enhance career development

Restaurant's statement: We train staff over many positions.
1 point We provide emergency rides for employees

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

Restaurant's statement: Employees receive at least 11 hours of non-working time before returning.
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 worked in a row.
3 points Our full-time salaried employees work an average no more than of 35-45 hours/week

Restaurant's statement: Full time salaried employees work no more than 45 hours/wk.
3 points For employees earning hourly wages, we guarantee a minimum amount of weekly working hours

Restaurant's statement: Employees are guaranteed a set amount of working hours.
3 points We provide FOH and BOH employees with some form of compensation during sick leave

Restaurant's statement: For salaried employees
3 points We offer our FOH and BOH employees vacation time

Restaurant's statement: Salaried employees receive vacation time. Hourly can request.
3 points We cross-train employees across different floor and kitchen positions

Restaurant's statement: Some employees work both in the store and cafe.
3 points We provide employees with the ability to move between front and back of house positions

Restaurant's statement: Some employees work both in the store and cafe.
3 points We give raises based on employee performance and responsibility

Restaurant's statement: We give raises based on length of time, performance, responsibility
1 point We provide discounts for our employees at our restaurant

Restaurant's statement: All employees receive discounts
2 points We provide bonuses or incentives for employee performance

Restaurant's statement: We offer holiday bonuses, sometimes for anniversaries.
2 points We work hard to ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment

Restaurant's statement: We are continually working to create the most inclusive work environment possible and do not discriminate based on differences.
48 Points for People - Employee Actions

Responsible Sourcing

Points
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 have refurbished kitchen equipment.
2 points We serve certified organic, fair trade, and/or bird friendly coffee and/or tea

Restaurant's statement: La Prima coffee - organic and fair trade
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: La Prima coffee and eggs. Logan Family Farms, Kananga,
3 points We make purchases from a farmer coop, local food hub, or local food purveyor

Restaurant's statement: Clarion River Organics
2 points We source products from a regionally-based third party supplier

Restaurant's statement: Paragon
3 points We rotate menu items based on seasonality

Restaurant's statement: We rotate our menu based on what's growing for the season. Juices and smoothies are seasonal by month.
4 points We purchase items at the local Farmer's Market

Restaurant's statement: Peters
2 points We purchase eggs that have at least one of the following characteristics: local, cage-free, organic

Restaurant's statement: Local and cage free
3 points Our restaurant participates in product-sharing (cooperative purchasing) with other restaurants for supplies not needed in large quantities

Restaurant's statement: store and cafe share purchasing
2 points We recognize local farms and/or vendors whose products we source online, on our menu, or through our marketing

Restaurant's statement: We recognize Logan Family Farms. We also highlight this in our daily special.
3 points We can, pickle, or preserve foods

Restaurant's statement: kimchi, check these out
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: wraps and pizza crusts, croutons, soups, sauces
3 points We make our own non-alcoholic beverages, beer, wine, or spirits (including mixers)

Restaurant's statement: We make smoothies and juices
3 points We source animal products that are humanely raised and processed

Restaurant's statement: Logan Family Farm, Elysian Farm, Gerber Chicken, Friendship Farm
4 points When in season, we source 16-30% of produce locally (From within a 150 mile radius)

Restaurant's statement: 20-25%
3 points When in season, we source 16-30% of produce regionally (From within a 400 mile radius)

Restaurant's statement: 20-25%
8 points We source 46-100% of meats locally (from within a 150 mile radius) OR we do not source meats

Restaurant's statement: 50%
3 points We source 26-50% of meats regionally (From within a 400 mile radius)

Restaurant's statement: 50%
8 points 46-100% of products we use carry organic certification or are naturally grown

Restaurant's statement: 60%
65 Points for Responsible Sourcing

Nutrition

Points
2 points Our restaurant provides half portions of select menu items or small plates (tapas)

Restaurant's statement: half portions
2 points Our restaurant provides vegetarian/vegan fare

Restaurant's statement: All sandwishes can be made vegetarian.
2 points Our restaurant provides allergen-free options

Restaurant's statement: all gluten free and peanut free
2 points Our restaurant provides low-sodium options

Restaurant's statement: most of our menu items are low-sodium
3 points Our restaurant provides organic, non-GMO ingredients in beverages or raw baking materials used for food

Restaurant's statement: We avoid the dirty dozen
2 points Our restaurant provides smaller sized soda options

Restaurant's statement: we do not offer soda
3 points Our restaurant provides alternatives to soft drinks for children's meals

Restaurant's statement: juices and smoothies
3 points Our restaurant provides lean proteins are used in children's meals

Restaurant's statement: chicken
3 points Our restaurant provides low-fat, low-calorie, low-sugar, or low-sodium options for children's meals

Restaurant's statement: We can accommodate any of these needs.
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 no trans-fat oils.
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 meet the criteria to earn Live Well Allegheny Restaurant status, even though we are not located in Allegheny County.
27 Points for Nutrition