EVOS Mission Statement
"EVOS is committed to being America’s healthier fast food leader by providing our customers with exceptional food, value, and service in a great environment. We are guided by corporate beliefs that benefit and create value for our shareholders, our customers, our team-members, our communities, and our planet.”
The Triple Bottom Line
EVOS partners with local schools to provide healthy meal options to children and raise money by donating a portion of sales to schools. It is also committed to giving a second chance to underprivileged youths by recruiting team members from Phoenix House in Tampa. Committed to great food, EVOS is also committed to being a great corporate citizen, supporting and volunteering with numerous community nonprofits.
EVOS takes an active role with its employees by providing comprehensive customer service training. It is one of the few fast food companies that provide health insurance to their full-time employees. In an industry where salaried managers work more than 60 hours per week with no overtime, EVOS requires that their managers not work more than 50 hours per week and take two days off per week to prevent burnout.
Established in 1994, EVOS is committed to clean and renewable energy. It offsets 1/3 of its stores’ energy usage with renewable wind energy. Each store has the environmental impact of taking eight cars off the road or planting 32 acres of trees every year.
Additionally, EVOS purchases Energy Star commercial equipment, uses compact fluorescent lighting to produce 75% less energy and heat, and employs automatic light switches that turn off when not used. Sustainable materials are utilized in the building of EVOS stores. Examples include environmentally friendly zero VOC paints and adhesives, recycled wood panels made of pressed sorghum plant stalks, and eco-friendly flooring materials made from renewable natural materials like wood flour, linseed oil, rosin, jute fiber, and limestone.
EVOS cooks with 100% pure air vs. oils. No grease is used. Therefore, no energy is needed for oil disposal or recycling. They purchase Fair Trade Certified products and support sustainable family farming by using certified organic ingredients whenever possible. Print materials are produced on recycled paper with vegetable-based inks versus petroleum-based, and biodegradable plastic cups and bags are made of vegetables instead of petroleum.
EVOS is profiting from its sustainable efforts. They continue to grow their franchise by adding locations and are dedicated to providing a healthy and environmentally sound alternative to traditional fast food.
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