Updated: Oct 7
Thee Burger Spot Cares For The Community
The best burgers in Tampa Bay are located on the corner of hungry and happy. Thee Burger Spot has leveraged their popularity in the local community using more than just a tasty burger. Corporate Responsibility has catapulted this neighborhood favorite into overwhelming success.
What Sets Thee Burger Spot apart?
Despite the daunting fact that approximately 60% of restaurants fail within the first year of operation and 80% within the first five years, Thee Burger Spot (TBS) has managed to successfully maintain their business even through the challenges of a global pandemic. This family run business which has been voted “Best in the Bay” for three consecutive years, has become a staple in Tampa’s Seminole Heights community capturing both the hearts and stomachs of the customers they serve.
1. Excellent Customer Service
As soon as you enter you are greeted with a warm smile that makes you feel as if you are meeting up with an old friend at a cookout. The Owner Joe Hill is serious when it comes to his business but not too serious to entertain his customers. He is well known for cracking crass jokes. His specially created tag line, “Can you handle all this meat in your mouth” says it all.
2. Amazingly Delicious Burgers
Now this is not an ordinary burger spot. One glance at the menu and you will first notice the unique burger names, from “Thee Glazed One “which is their bacon cheeseburger on a Krispy Kreme Donut Bun to Chicken Shyt, (yep you read that one right), a delicious, chopped chicken sandwich with melted cheese.
3. Quality Food at Affordable Prices
Each day 150 lbs of meat is ground fresh at the butcher and then hand rolled and pressed by the owner and his sister. One could say a bit of love is added to each patty. All meals are made to order – no red warmer lights, no microwaves. Not only is the quality of food great but so are the prices. A meal at TBS averages around $5-$6
Benefits of Small Businesses Investing in CSR
As you can see, Thee Burger Spot has many great selling points, however what really makes them shine is their philanthropic efforts. While growing their small business, TBS has supported their community by providing game day meals to local high school teams and little leaguers as well as feeding the homeless. Many of their customers have also been inspired to give back to the homeless community making it a true joint community effort.
Engaging in CSR does not only have a positive impact on the communities served, but also the small business that is giving back. Some benefits of small businesses investing in CSR include:
1) Increased brand awareness- Sometimes, local media will spotlight small businesses who give back to the community whether through donations or sponsoring events. Media coverage will allow your small business to reach a wider audience.
2) Increase in sales- While the motivations of investing in CSR shouldn’t be for profit, customers love to patronize businesses that support causes they care about.
3) High employee satisfaction- There is a sense of pride that comes along with knowing that your place of employment is contributing to your community. Employees will in turn be self-motivated to provide quality customer service.
Though the topic of corporate social responsibility is usually geared towards large corporations, small businesses can have just as big of an impact if not more due to their direct connection to their local community and ability to engage in grassroots efforts. Tampa local restaurant, Thee Burger Spot offers a great example as to how small businesses can thrive while giving back to the communities they serve.
If you would like to learn more ways on how you can incorporate corporate social responsibility into your small business model, please contact EVOZ to set up a free 15-minute consultation to get started.