B Impact Report

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Upohar LLC

Restaurant, catering services, market stand, food truck
Certified Since: September, 2018
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Sector: Wholesale/Retail

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99.8

The B Impact Scores are being compared against all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

Upohar, meaning “gift” in Bengali, offers the gift of distinctive global cuisine to customers, and the gift of opportunity to people who experience significant barriers to workforce entry.

Upohar LLC was established in 2011 as a social impact food business in Lancaster, Pa. where customers can affordably dine on global cuisine, celebrate the culture of our staff, and contribute to the lives of people who might otherwise fall through the cracks of our system. The company employs, trains, and pays living wages to people who experience significant barriers to workforce entry (such as newly resettled refugees, or people experiencing homelessness) and puts them on a path to economic self-sufficiency. It strives to be a triple bottom line business and considers the impact on people, planet, and profit when making business decisions.

Upohar LLC includes:
- Upohar Vegetarian Restaurant, serves vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free food from all over the world
- Global Flavors Catering, provides full-service catering for corporate or private events, offering global and American cuisine
- Christina's Criollo, a stand at Lancaster Central Market serving authentic Puerto Rican cuisine
- Upohar food truck, serves global cuisine at large community events and festivals

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