Values & Equity

As a society and restaurant family, we have a great opportunity for lasting positive change.

Here at Good Good our core values are deeply regarded. We continuously contemplate how we can grow our value system to create a pleasant environment. While we will not always agree, we strive for understanding. These discussions allow us to grow as a team. As we continue to learn from and challenge each other, we have identified the following values as our focus and commitment to ourselves and you.  

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - We feel most comfortable when we exist as a diverse group. The inspiration born from learning each other's history, heritage and cultural richness is an incredible opportunity and a powerful tool shared amongst our team. We feel this translates to our guests and is contagious in our dining room. We are firm believers that equitable pay should be respected on all tiers of our restaurant family.

Growth Mindset - We should never stop learning, continuing to explore ways to make small improvements daily. A growth mindset allows for exploration, at times success and at times failure. Always providing opportunities to learn and grow.

Care - We strive to keep our restaurant family's well-being at the forefront, dictating our decision-making. We care about the quality of our work, the people with whom we work, and the people who benefit from our work. We recognize that each person's life looks different and everyone processes uniquely. Our goal is to provide a supportive community that values integrity, transparency, and trust in each other. 

Empowerment - To us, empowerment is a direct result of care. With care and patience, comes trust, empathy and the ongoing search for brilliance. We want individuals to take empowered risks. With these trials and errors our restaurant family strives to act as a safety net for one another. When we are empowered, we exist with a sense of ease and happiness.

It is because of the above values and their importance that we have implemented change. We have moved to an equitable compensation model to provide more equality. This system creates equity in the way we pay and helps to close the historically large pay gap between restaurant positions. We believe in living wages, mental health benefits and furthering education for staff. 

It's not uncommon for a successful restaurant to exist with a 3-5% profit margin or even 0% during slower months. Yet, restaurants staying true to hospitality with deep roots in nurturing and will often be the first to donate to Public Schools, Charities, and to react to natural disasters. Systems need to be reevaluated and rebuilt and communication with guests needs to be more forthright and transparent. 

We must take care of one another through a lens of kindness and care.

*Equitable Compensation Fee - We believe all staff should benefit equitably. The public should not decide which of our staff members earn more gratuity. There have been inequities and imbalances baked into restaurant pay scales for far too long. We are looking to disrupt this archaic system and build a better one. For this reason, we structure our 20% fee equitably. Our entire restaurant family benefits, not only some. More info here.