To descend into the earthly realm and manifest for a special or virtuous purpose.
As a business, Avatara is trying to balance the complex social, environmental, and economic needs of our community while maintaining profitability. Our vision to make fast food healthy and sustainable has gained more acceptance in the years following our entry into the local Calgary market. Thanks to clients like yourself buying into our concept we are making great strides. Here we would like to share with you how you are helping us make a difference in the community!
In an industry notorious for under paying and over working employees, we pay all full-time team members a living wage or higher. Living wages ensure a dignified standard of living where basic needs can be met while maintaining a work/life balance.
Local, seasonal & organic or spray free when possible; proven to be better for our health, the environment, & the local economy.
REAP/ BE LOCAL MEMBER
A non-profit association of locally owned companies committed to people, the planet, & profits.
Collectively REAP members represent $4 billion in annual revenue, more than 7,500 Calgary area jobs and $8.5 million in annual charitable donations. Members are partners in the development of a sustainable local economy, bringing their energy, passion and resources together collectively.
Diversion of organic materials away from land-fills to local growers as organic non-GMO fertilizer in a closed loop type system
RECYCLING & REPURPOSING
All packaging that comes in the door gets recycled. We also repurpose old or broken down materials. Our next project is to reface our walls with reclaimed pallet wood!
Elimination of CO2 emissions with green energy sources and support for new green energy projects
Compostable, biodegradable, or recyclable. Please help us by disposing of your waste accordingly.
PIE IT FORWARD
Food justice meets pay-it-forward, our initiative allows individuals and community groups to access our ‘community food fund’.
We contributed $1000 in credit to the fund to start and add 5% of total sales daily. Outside contributions are matched dollar for dollar as well.
Imagine you are one of our homeless or recently jobless community members who could use a hot meal on the house. You can walk-in, order your meal, and charge a portion or even the full price to the community fund. Or perhaps your community group is tirelessly working to make the world a better place to live and they could use a little pizza appreciation party but the funds just aren’t there. Reach out & let us know your needs.
If we can help bring something as simple as a healthy meal during a tough time, while still maintaining our high quality standards, then we are getting somewhere.
Currently we donate over $50,000 per year in food to not-for-profit community groups and those in need!
DIET INCLUSIVE MENU
When it comes to building bonds between us, breaking bread (flat or otherwise) is perhaps one of the most powerful things we can do. However, with so many community members facing dietary restrictions, at times this simple act can seem hard to accomplish.
We created a menu that most everyone can eat from and even share. Those in need of gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, or vegan meals are able to enjoy meals with those among us that can (and maybe do) eat everything. Minimal to no substitution, same great flavours, no additional cost.
DIETARY OPTIONS – HOW IT ALL WORKS
GO GLUTEN FREE eat what you wish. our menu is 100% gluten free by design
GO DAIRY FREE choose vegan cheese. we also have goat feta for those tolerant of Goat Cheese.
GO VEGETARIAN 70% of our menu is vegetarian with the ‘option’ of adding meat. Vegetarians rejoice!
GO VEGAN go vegetarian + replace regular cheese with vegan mozzarella.