Several metro Atlanta restaurants are set to participate in 'A Day Without Immigrants,' a Feb. 16 nationwide boycott meant to show the impact of immigrant dollars on the U.S. economy. Immigrants across the country will be missing work, class and shopping.
The effort is being tracked on Twitter using the hashtag #daywithoutimmigrants.
Local restaurants are either closing or donating proceeds to organizations that support refugee and immigrant rights:
The burger restaurant will close all its metro Atlanta locations today in Dunwoody, Decatur and Buckhead in solidarity with the "Day Without Immigrants" protest.
Farm Burger released a statement addressing the closures:
The Chai Pani restaurant group, which owns Chai Pani in Decatur and Botiwalla in Ponce City Market, as well as two restaurants in Asheville, will donate 100 percent of its eateries proceeds today to the ACLU:
Cakes & Ale restaurants
Cakes & Ale in Decatur and Bread & Butterfly and Proof Bakeshop in Atlanta are participating by donating 100 percent of today’s proceeds to United We Dream, an immigrant youth-led organization that advocates for the dignity immigrant youth and families.
The gourmet Mexican ice cream shop -- which has locations at the Gwinnett Place Mall in Gwinnett, Sugarloaf Mills in Duluth, Northlake Mall in Tucker and in Athens -- will be closed today in observance of "A Day Without Immigrants," according to Tomorrow's News Today. Owner Kirby Liu's parents are Taiwanese immigrants.