Inspiring Stories

The COVID-19 crisis is creating tough situations for many. We've collected some uplifting stories of organizations and restaurants going the extra mile to make other's lives easier.

April 2, 2020

Block Club Chicago

Dimo’s Pizza In Wicker Park Making Face Shields With Its Ovens And Donating Food To Hospitals

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April 2, 2020

FSR

One restaurant is feeding furloughed employees and has a model for others to use

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April 2, 2020

Main Event

This restaurant group is adding entertainment bundles to their menu during COVID-19.

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Restaurants Are Evolving Into Corner Stores to Stay Alive

Businesses are using their stores of pantry staples, cleaning, supplies, and toilet paper to provide for the community and make an income during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Need to stock your pantry? These L.A. restaurants are temporarily flipping to corner stores.

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London’s Oldest Food Market Transforms Into Delivery Hub During Coronavirus

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Suburban restaurants are cooking up creative ideas in response to COVID-19

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Piada offers free lunch to K-12 students during COVID-19 crisis.

Monday – Friday (March 16 – April 3), during lunch hours of 10:45am - 1:00pm kids can get a pasta with sauce, cheese, and a fountain drink for free.

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Tock is helping restaurants set up delivery by mobilizing existing staff instead of relying on 3rd party services.

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Portland distillery turns their alcohol waste into free hand sanitizer.

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Grocery stores offer 'elderly-only' shopping hours amid coronavirus concerns

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Think Food Group converts its restaurants into community kitchens during COVID19.

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Starbucks to Roll Out More Robust Mental Health Benefits for Employees

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Saugatuck restaurant 'The Southerner' shifts its menu to boxed cafeteria-style lunches

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Chuck E. Cheese offers in-home virtual birthday packages

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This Seattle restaurant is redesigning its entire business model in response to the coronavirus.

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Chipotle Is Hosting Virtual Lunch Parties With Celebs & Giving Away Free Burritos

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Dimo's Pizza is live streaming pizza classes and selling BYO pizza kits

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USDA Announces Feeding Program Partnership in Response to COVID-19

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“As a volunteer I have met many wonderful people who all have an interesting story to tell – their life story. Volunteering has helped me remain active and feel a part of the community. It is a very rewarding experience."

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