Social Bite

socialbitelogo_400x400Millions of people every day buy their breakfast or lunch from one of the UK’s large chain shops. Social Bite has a vision to join the ranks of those shops while embedding its social mission at the heart of its business model.

Although it’s not quite at that stage yet, Social Bite currently has four shops – two in Edinburgh and two in Glasgow – along with a corporate catering business, and plans to expand soon to Aberdeen and Dundee, One quarter of its employees are formerly homeless, and are offered help with accommodation and independent living as well as earning an income. Furthermore, all of its profits are given to good causes such as Shelter and the MicroLoan Foundation, and it runs a “Suspended coffee and food” initiative – customers can “pre-pay” for food and drink which homeless people can then claim.