Bitty & Beau’s is adding another coffee shop at 6560 John Hickman Pkwy by early 2024, according to a recent filing with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
The unique chain is “changing the way people respect other people,” and calls itself “a human rights movement disguised as a coffee shop.” The shop’s true mission is to value people with intellectual and developmental disabilities — not just appreciating their diversity, but celebrating it in the workplace and world.
According to the website, “Bitty and Beau’s Coffee proudly employed 400+ individuals with disabilities nationwide.” The cause-based shop is the creation of Amy and ben Wright, proud parents of four children — one with autism, and two with Down syndrome. The website says that “after learning over 80% of people with developmental disabilities are unemployed nationwide, the Wrights decided to create a place where people with disabilities are valued and given opportunity for meaningful work.”
It turns out that the shops benefit customers as much, or more than the employees, giving guests the chance to connect with and see the incredible, intrinsic value in the individuals they might not otherwise connect with.
The shop has been featured on The Today Show, Rachael Ray, CNN, Harry, Good Morning America, Dr. Oz and more. As awareness of Bitty and Beau’s grows, so does its positive impact on each community it serves. Learn more about the flavorful coffee and future-changing cause at www.bittyandbeauscoffee.com.