What is the People Program?
Our staff and our guests are what make our restaurant. That means the experience we offer to you, our guests, is only as good as the workplace we create for our employees.
The People Program is a promise to our team and our guests. It encompasses all of our employee benefits and workplace initiatives – which include the ones that we already offer like health and dental insurance, parental leave, and gym memberships – and exciting new ones we’re rolling out. Unfortunately, so many of these basic benefits are woefully illusive in our industry.
In order to expand what we currently offer, we’ll start including an additional 5% on all checks at Pineapple and Pearls on November 1. This will provide additional PTO for all employees, an employee assistance program that covers mental health, substance abuse, and family counseling. We will also be adding a 401k program. Aside from the administrative costs of running the program, 100% of the charge will go toward funding these benefits.
We so greatly appreciate how supportive you’ve been of our fundamental belief that restaurants can and should be great places to work. We want to express our sincerest appreciation for your past and continued patronage.