King of Prussia-based Founding Farmers has found a way to support the 150 employees it was forced to lay off due to the coronavirus pandemic by providing them with free food, writes Alicia Vitarelli for the 6abc.
“Losing your job and losing your income is scary and we didn’t want people to worry about where their next meal comes from,” said co-owner Dan Simons. “For all of the folks we have laid off, we are doing free food every day.”
Founding Farmers is one of the many local restaurants that had to close its dine-in operations as a result of the current crisis. The establishment is still doing takeout and is encouraging everybody to support local businesses to ensure their survival.
“What I hope people understand is that every meal that you order from an independent restaurant turns straight into health insurance benefits, free food for our staff, and these things really make a difference,” said Simons.
The restaurant is also changing its business model and will become “Founding Farmers Market + Grocery” with delivery and curbside.
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