When it comes to keeping restaurant employees safe and paid over the long term, Texas may have answers
“Even when we go back to work we’re not going to be back to work. I’m not going to have 35 hours at the bar right away, and people can’t sit at the bar.”
Most of them seem to be well-known spots, household names that tend to be mentioned often in the media and at times in “best-of” lists.
And while nearly every cook, server, busser, host, and bartender is out of a job right now, thanks to these initiatives, many can still count on family meals.
"If this week goes smoothly, we’ll try to double it again for the following week, and move away from just Beth Israel and send another team to MGH or another hospital."
Countless tipped as well as hourly wage workers have seen their earnings slashed or vanished. Still, through it all, many local restaurants are providing meals to fellow restaurant workers who are impacted.
New restaurant initiatives sweeten deals for donors to help “people who aren’t getting help from government sponsored programs.”
“All these boats have supply, but nowhere to go.” “Our shellfish business died overnight.”