At Rooster & Owl, we buy local produce, meats, spirits, and wine whenever possible. We believe this helps ensure the best products reach our customers, but we also believe that buying local is our chance to meet, recognize, and support outstanding producers, artisans, and small business owners, strengthen our local economy, and contribute to our vibrant, dynamic community. For example, small businesses donate more than twice as much per sales dollar to local non-profits, events, and teams compared to big businesses (1), and local business generates 70 percent more local economic activity per square foot than big box retail (2). Additionally, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), industrial pollution is responsible for almost 50 percent of the pollution present in the United States. Supporting local businesses helps cut down on processing, packaging and transportation waste, leading to less pollution.
Overall, we take pride in what we serve every day to ensure that each guest has the best dining experience possible. To us, that means partnering and buying local.
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1) In a Oregon State University study for the Small Business Administration on charitable giving by firm size.
2) According to the Andersonville Study of Retail Economics