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Jamestown, the real estate investment and management firm that operates Ponce City Market, the Shops Buckhead Atlanta and the Westside Provisions District, announced today a $50 million relief effort to assist its small business community, including restaurants, to restart operations. The program will provide funding to small business owners as states across the country begin to lift restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. "Our priority during the last six weeks has been to provide ongoing support and guidance so small business owners could retool their operations and adapt to an ever-changing environment. The addition of a $50 million relief program will prove to be a critical resource to our property managers and tenants as they work together to keep our small business communities running," said Jamestown President Michael Phillips. Jamestown also supports the James Beard Foundation's Relief Fund for restaurants and hospitality workers and helped launch Food Fight GA, which purchases grocery boxes from local farmers and distributes them to hospitality professionals in need. Funding from the relief effort will be determined by local Jamestown property management teams. Learn more at jamestownlp.com.
Nationwide salad chain Chopt and its sister restaurant Dos Toros Taqueria have donated more than 23,000 meals to hospitals in New York and New Jersey through their Feed the Frontlines initiative (not to be confused with the Feed the Frontline initiative from the Cox Foundation and Emory University). Chopt's Feed the Frontlines program has expanded to include the Emory University Hospital System in Atlanta. Customers can help by adding a "Feed the Frontline" salad or bowl to their online order, and 100% of the proceeds from that sale will go towards meals for frontline hospital workers. Learn more choptsalad.com.
The Original Hot Dog Factory, one of the first restaurants in Atlanta to reopen for in-person dining, has given back to healthcare workers by delivering hundreds of meals to the staff at Grady Memorial and Northside hospitals. Each hospital received a donation of 200 hot dog meals, including both beef and vegetarian options. Beyond those donations, the Original Hot Dog Factory is giving out free carryout meals to all COVID-19 service workers on an ongoing basis. To learn more, visit theoriginalhotdogfactory.com.
May 4 marks the beginning of Teacher Appreciation Week, and Einstein Bros. Bagels is encouraging customers to thank the parents and caregivers who have stepped into a home school teaching role amid the coronavirus pandemic. The bagel chain is offering multiple bagel gift packs with these at-home "teachers" in mind, and it's discounting gift cards by 20% so that customers can give the teacher in their life a "field trip" to Einstein Bros. Learn more at einsteinbros.com.
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