Petition to Chuys Mexican restaurant
Bringing a Chuys Mexican restaurant to Minneapolis
Chuys is the best Tex Mex restaurant ever. They are opening all over but not in the Minneapolis area. When I emailed them and asked them if they had plans to open in Minneapolis, this is what they said: Hi Mari, Thanks for writing in! We always love hearing from Chuy's fans all over the nation. Unfortunately there are no current plans for a Minneapolis location, but that doesn't mean there won't be in the future! We are always looking for new markets, especially those where Chuy's supporters are already located. I will be sure to mention this to our real estate team to see if we can get a conversation started. In the meantime you might have to take a little trip to get your Chuy's fix! Love,Chuy My goal is to show them that there are plenty of Chuys supporters in Minneapolis and opening a location here would be a great idea!
Petition to Starbucks
Bring Back the S'mores Frappuccino
Ever since Starbucks came out with the S'mores Frappuccino a few years ago, I was instantly hooked. It was my favorite drink, and I was so bummed when it was discontinued. When it came back the next year and I realized it was a seasonal item, I was ecstatic. Ever since last summer, I've been counting down the months until the S'mores Frappuccino comes back, and I was so disappointed to find out that it isn't this year. Starbucks's decision not to bring it back (hopefully only this year) affects so many of their customers. So many people I know love the S'mores Frappuccino, and not bringing it back not only disregards the wishes of so many of its valued customers who are willing to regularly spend $5 or more on a drink, but is also a bad marketing decision since the company will be losing so many potential sales. I want Starbucks to bring the S'mores Frappuccino back this summer.
Petition to Governor Andrew Cuomo
Supporters of the Tip Credit in New York
Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed to eliminate the minimum wage tip credit in New York State. This is will have a severe negative impact on all restaurants and their employees Federal law and most states allow tipped workers to be paid a lower minimum wage, as long as they earn at least the full minimum wage when tips are included. (The difference between the tipped wage and the full minimum wage is called the "tip credit.") The tip credit allows restaurant owners to keep labor costs down, while keeping it affordable for people to dine out. If the tip credit is removed, restaurants will be forced to raise their prices drastically to help cover costs. This will make it very difficult for average citizens to eat go out to eat. Furthermore if they can afford to go out to eat, they will not be inclined to tip a server that is making the same as everyone else. The problem would be even worse than this though. Eventually the service standards that are now practiced at most restaurants would no longer exist. A restaurant will not be able to afford to fully staff their service floors which will lead to less people working and more automated service. The restaurant industry in America is unique, and survey data proves that both tipped workers and the public prefer the current tipping model. Restaurant workers often look at themselves as commission-based sales people--the more they sell the more they make. In addition, they are rewarded when they give guests exceptional experiences. Guests appreciate that they can show their satisfaction through tipping; it is a way to show their respect for a server executing his/her craft. Far from being demeaning, as some activist organizations have claimed, the tipping system is empowering for servers and bartenders. This is really only the beginning of all the things wrong with getting rid of the tip credit. Tell your friends and family, tell anyone you can. We do NOT want this, and really in the end no one does because it will change the service industry forever!
Petition to Taco Bell
Tell Taco Bell to Bring Back Stackers!
Stackers are the best thing in the whole wide world especially for a cheap price. They're affordable for all. They are made and people become instantly happy when they take their first bite. Happiness leads to better sales marketing, and stackers are great for the people! Stackers are good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and midnight snack. They're there for you on your best days, and on your worst days. Taco Bell, your fries suck, bring back stackers!!!
Petition to Steak N' Shake
Bring back Steak N' Shake Cottage Cheese
Steak N' Shake has recently discontinued their cottage cheese side. As a result, a lot of people have become angered and annoyed considering that it was one of the best cottage cheeses I, and many more, have tasted. Along with me is the rest of my family and a few other people I have met want to bring back the best cottage cheese out there.
Petition to Tim Tassopoulos, Jon Bridges, Brent Ragsdale, Lynn Chastain, Andrew Cathy, Cliff Robinson, Dan T. Cathy, Bubba Cathy, Brent fielder, SIMON PROPERTY GROUP
Get Chick-fil-A into the Mall at Fox Run in New Hampshire
A problem has arisen in the town of Newington, New Hampshire, located right outside of Portsmouth. Within the mall, stores are going out of business, being closed, and further being replaced by newer businesses. These newer businesses are also following the same pattern and are going out of business also. This is due to the fact that there are not many popular businesses and companies within the mall itself, besides a select few brands and restaurants. So here’s how to fix it: We bring in Chick-fil-A, a popular restaurant that is not located around the area and a restaurant that people drive far distances to go to. The nearest location is in Nashua, NH and many people drive over an hour just to gather some crispy chicken. The fact of the matter is that the mall will get more business!! Something needs to be done! Sincerely, The Seacoast
Petition to St. Paul City Council
Support Sustainable To-Go Packaging in St. Paul
The City of St. Paul currently does not require restaurants and other retail food establishments to utilize sustainable to-go packaging. As a result, a large portion of the waste in our waste stream is made up of non-recyclable items that once briefly contained food items for immediate consumption. These items, mostly plastics, have negative effects on our environment (particularly our waterways) and contribute to environmental degradation of our community and beyond. Minneapolis and St. Louis Park both recently adopted "to-go" food packaging ordinances, and we urge St. Paul to do the same. St. Paul's City Council voted on a Sustainable To-Go-Packaging Ordinance (see link for more details) in October 2017, and although there were hundreds of community members who supported the change, it did not pass. It will be up for a final vote with a new hearing on Wednesday, March 6th from 5:30-7:30pm. In an effort to support environmental sustainability, we urge the city to approve of the proposed changes to St. Paul Code of Ordinances Chapter 236 and require the use of compostable, reusable, or recyclable food packaging. Proposals: "Amend the current ordinance to apply only to food packaging intended for immediate consumption. Provide 1 year between Council adoption and effective date of ordinance. (See Current Draft.) Require the use of compostable, reusable or recyclable food packaging except in cases where there are no commercially available alternatives. The following factors will be used in determining if there are any commercially available alternatives:Availability, Economic consequences, Competitive effects, Regional context (Items for which there are no commercially available alternatives would be considered an “exemption” to the requirement). Establish list of “exemptions” and process for annual review of “exemptions” at time of ordinance adoption. Tie the initiative to existing programs:o Recyclable or compostable will be defined by City’s residential recycling contacts. (This effort will not entail amending the contract.)o Ramsey County BizRecycling program Conduct business outreach and resource fairs during the proposed 1 year implementation period." Source: https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/safety-inspections/city-council-consider-ordinance-amendments-related-%E2%80%9C-go%E2%80%9D-food For more information, click here: https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/safety-inspections/city-council-consider-ordinance-amendments-related-%E2%80%9C-go%E2%80%9D-food We need your help! In order to pass this we need: Residents to call their Council Member and voice their support! Not sure who your City Council Member is? Find your Ward and Council Member here: https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/city-council#iframe Businesses who have successfully switched to compostable serviceware to let their voice be heard! Does your favorite restaurant use compostable items? Thank them and ask them to reach out to their Council Member too! Businesses who have NOT switched to compostable serviceware to understand the financial and environmental benefits of switching. There are grants available to businesses to help with the transition, and they can save on their trash bill as recycled items (both regular recycling and organics) are not taxed! More information can be found here: http://www.bizrecycling.com/ To share this petition widely! We can't do it with YOU!