Since Wow Bao began, caring for our employees, our guests, and our neighbors has been the core philosophy of our business. As we grew from our Chicago home base into new communities, these values have kept our focus on what we love most about what we do—the people.
Over the years we have given away more than 250,000 Bao, donated food and goods to hundreds of charities, and financially supported organizations that better the communities where we operate, including schools, hospitals, religious institutions, LGBTQIA+ organizations, and racial justice groups. In the face of the challenges of 2020, we offered 50% off to each and every Chicago restaurant worker, delivered free food to COVID-19 testing sites, and fed first responders for free.
We seek to build strong communities. These donations of time, goods, and financial resources occur behind-the-scenes—not as short-term publicity grabs, but as real investments and consistent manifestations of our values. It is our honor, and our responsibility, to support initiatives that create equity and opportunity.
We do not condone acts of violence of any kind especially for matters of race or ethnicity. Wow Bao is about making great food, that brings joy and happiness to people. Any acts of violence or pain inflicted on any group of people is counter to our mission and our core beliefs as people.
As has been our mission since our inception, Wow Bao will continue to do whatever we can to build strong, equitable, and safe communities for all people. It takes diligence, empathy, and respect to build a better world; Wow Bao has been, and will continue to be, committed to achieving this.