Print
Restaurants

Bitty & Beau’s To Open Third Location This Weekend

By Jessica Maurer, posted Jan 8, 2019
Bitty & Beau's Coffee co-founder Amy Wright is shown with her children, the namesakes of the growing coffee shop that employs those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (Photo courtesy of Bitty & Beau's)
Bitty & Beau’s Coffee will open its third store this weekend, this time expanding to Savannah, Georgia.

Co-founder and CEO Amy Wright, who started the venture with her husband in 2016, describes Bitty & Beau’s as a human rights movement disguised as a coffee shop. Wright is the recipient of the 2017 CNN Hero of the Year Award, and mother of Bitty and Beau, for whom the shop is named.

Just as the flagship Wilmington location and the Charleston, South Carolina, location that opened early last year, the Savannah shop will be run by employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

“We created Bitty & Beau’s Coffee to show the world that people with disabilities should be valued, accepted and included members of society, especially in the workplace,” Wright said. “It’s a place where diversity is not just appreciated, it's celebrated.”

When Savannah was selected as the third location for Bitty & Beau’s last May, Wright told the Greater Wilmington Business Journal that the city was selected for its proximity to Wilmington and Charleston, as well as the fact that it afforded the opportunity to reach visitors from across the country who may not yet have heard of the company and its mission.

The 1,500-square-foot space was designed by LS3P and is located at 319 W. Congress St., in the heart of Savannah's historic downtown.

The Wrights said they have plans to open a total of 10 locations across the U.S. in the coming years.

Have a tip for Restaurant Roundup? Email [email protected].
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Img 1576c1

What We Think is Unique About Our Firm

Eddie Nowell - South Atlantic Capital Management Group
Carolinemontgomery4

Business Budgeting

Caroline Montgomery - Adam Shay CPA, PLLC
Aaeaaqaaaaaaaaidaaaajdhiztrkodm0lte2yjetngrkmy1hotrmltawmdvlmwqyztmymw

Entrepreneurs Tap into Generous Advice

Diane Durance - UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Trending News

Luxury Home Sales Reach Record Height In May

Cece Nunn - Jun 17, 2019

In The Current Issue

Novant Health Orthopedics & Spine Opens In Supply

Novant Health has opened an orthopedics and spine office in Supply, providing degenerative spine condition services, orthopedic spine surger...


Aging Office Spaces Get Modern Makeovers

Some investors have turned to older office buildings, renovating them to make them Class-A office spaces that are updated to attract a new r...


Manufacturer On Board To Invest $25M

With its proximity to the Cape Fear River and customer markets, the Wilmington area provides an essential location for National Gypsum, a gy...

Book On Business

The 2019 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote Lunch - CEO, nCino, Pierre Naude`
Transporting the Future - Power Breakfast 3.12.2019
Health Care Heroes 2018