Chefs and hospitality industry – we need to come together during this global novel coronavirus pandemic and let our voices be heard. Elected officials need to understand the perilous position our industry is in. Many of you have been ordered to shut your doors or change your business models overnight. Cooks, dish washers, servers, bartenders, sommeliers, chefs, and restaurant owners alike are all hurting from this crisis. We want to help share your stories from the trenches and make your collective voice be heard – tell your stories of what you are going through and what you need to get through this, whether it be emergency unemployment benefits or a commercial rent freeze. Use hashtag #SAVEFANDB and tag elected officials. We are going to keep this page updated with your stories and relevant information to help get us all through this crisis.
At a time of industry crisis, Andrew Friedman is proud to offer a new series of special reports that will air Monday – Friday for at least the next month. The episodes are intended as a place for restaurant professionals and enthusiasts to virtually gather daily to hear the thoughts of industry leaders, employees, experts, and others who have important viewpoints to share. Each episode will feature one or two interviews plus news and commentary from Andrew, and will be approximately 30 minutes in length.