15 Jul Crepes & Waffles, Bogotá (COL)
Crepes y Waffles is Colombia’s largest restaurant chain, founded 35 years ago in a back yard garage. Nowadays, it has over 4,000 employees. It is still a family-owned business. Crepes’ mission is to make haute cuisine available for everybody.
Colombian society is divided in so-called “estratos“; social classes based on income. Over 90% of all Crepes employees are single moms, from the lower estratos. For employees from the lower estratos, Crepes offers additional healthcare insurances. Also wages at Crepes are higher than average wages paid in the market. The internal Akademia de las Artes provides a variety of courses for employees; such as yoga and how to read a balance.
About 15 years ago, Crepes started the complete certification of their waste management. In addition it has the latest in-house technology to carry out molecular experiments to guarantee high food standards. Because of direct relations with small-scale suppliers, it is able to offer high quality products for better prices.
Founded in Bogotá Colombia, Crepes has expanded their business into 7 other countries.