Pie Pan, Inc. DBA Bull City Burger and Brewery & Pompieri Pizza


Durham, North Carolina

United States


About Bull City Burger and Brewery & Pompieri Pizza

Bull City Burger and Brewery & Pompieri Pizza are locally owned, independent restaurants. Plus they have a craft brewery all located in downtown Durham, NC. The restaurants serve lunch and dinner. They offer a family friendly atmosphere featuring children’s play areas, outdoor patios as well as a private meeting room for business gatherings, events and presentations all within full view of our food preparation, brewing and cooking.

The restaurants are very much “farm-to-fork,” working closely with North Carolina pasture-raised beef and pork farmers supplying meat with no added hormones and no antibiotics. They work with farmers growing vegetables for their restaurants. They are also "back-to-scratch" with the menu streamlined and nearly everything produced on-site including house made buns, sauces, cured meats, gelato, hot dogs and bacon. The restaurants do not use artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, or hydrogenated oils. Their kitchens really do prepare everything including the mustard, the slaw, the pickles, the mayo, the aioli, the pepperoni, the mozzarella cheese, the crusts, the sausage, the relish, yes everything but the ketchup (we couldn't keep up with the ketchup demand). BCBB is also a full scale working craft brewery with up to eight beers on-tap at any given time creating fresh ales and lagers rotating seasonally throughout the year.

Central to their core values is sustainability with the goal to operate while leaving the smallest energy footprint possible. The objective is to become part of a cycle of energy with the restaurant playing an integral role in the farms which supply the produce and meat. To support this mission, grain left over from the brewing process feeds locally farmed pigs and chickens that provide pork bellies to make bacon and eggs for the over easy burger. The fryer oil becomes bio-diesel to fuel vehicles while about 99.9% of the food waste is used to feed pigs on a local farm, putting nearly zero food waste into landfills.

They operate with the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit. They take care of their employees with all kinds of quirky fun benefits and the community which supports the restaurant.

We became a B Corp to join a community of like minded people who are using their businesses to make a positive change in the local environment, the local economy and in their own lives as well as the lives of others. We strive to educate our customers through food choices, about the small changes they can make to create a positive impact in their life and on the environment. We support local farmers and are therefore saving family farms. We also make a difference in our employees lives and want them to be successful as well as stay with us long term.

The Change We Seek®

Bull City Burger and Brewery & Pompieri Pizza seek to create awareness about the benefits of pasture-raised meat and supporting local food networks. Through the support of farmers raising cows on grass without added hormones or antibiotics, one can do good things for their environment, and work to save family farms, eat healthier, and positively impact the future. It’s about sustaining an environment which keeps cows healthier and ultimately people happier. The cows are happier too, assuming cows express happiness. They seek to be leaders in sustainability and inspire other restaurants to do the same.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

February 2014

Company Score

Median Score*



The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.



The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.



The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).



The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.



The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

Overall B Score

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Worker Highlights: Wages (excluding executive management's) increased by >15% in the last year; Highest compensated individual is paid 1-5x the amount of the lowest; >15% of positions above entry level have been filled with internal candidates in the last year.

Community Highlights: Requires specific social and environmental criteria for its significant suppliers; >40% of management is from underrepresented populations; >60% of the company's Cost of Goods Sold was spent with independent suppliers located within 200 miles of where the end product is used.

Environment Highlights: Most of the company's buildings are constructed to green building standards; >75% of the company's printed materials use recycled paper or soy-based inks; >25% of significant suppliers use recycled water or have close-loop recovery systems on-site.


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