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Social Enterprises Dining Map Goes Global, Lists 300 Eateries

Social Enterprise Dining Map Goes Global, Lists 300 Eateries

Support social enterprise by eating at one!

The Social Enterprise Dining Map has now grown to 300 restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, ice cream stores and catering services in eight countries on three continents. The latest batch of additions came from the Kibble Education and Care Centre (specifically Ruth Alcorn and Andrea Aitken) of Scotland; they posted more than 100 new eateries located in England, Scotland, Holland, Ireland, Australia and Hong Kong.

Every month, thousands of people visit the npEnterprise directories such as the Social Enterprise (SE) Dining Map, and our numbers keep growing. Almost 15,000 have visited the Dining Map alone. More importantly, we're now hearing stories of people using our directories to find an SE while they're traveling (or even in their home city).

That's our goal: to make it easier for you to find SEs and buy things from them. We can help them flourish and expand their impact.

Free Mobile Directory of Social Enterprises Will Be Available Soon

Based on numerous requests for an SE directory available on cell phones, the npEnterprise Forum has created and will soon release a GPS-enabled, mobile listing of retail and online social enterprises around the world. It's just a first version, so it won't have every retail and online SE in the world, but we're hoping that with help from npEnterprise subscribers, we can move it in that direction over time. Just as the SE Dining Map grew from 43 to 300 listings since its initial release last summer.

Shopping for gifts? Visit the Social Enterprise Shopping Guide at

Please see our list of other SE directories (Directory of Social Enterprise Directories).


Originally submitted by Rolfe Larson (Rolfe AT of the npEnterprise Forum, a partner of the Social Enterprise Alliance

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