Groundswell Barista Pay During Illinois Shutdown
There's currently a mandatory shut-down in Chicago for all restaurants due to COVID-19. Although in the best interest of the public health, our hard-working and friendly baristas will be left without pay for two weeks. We'll continue to actively seek alternative sources of revenue for these two weeks, but are certain it won't be enough.
A plan funded 100% by the company would be ideal, however, like many small businesses; tight margins, and aggressive debt repayments have left us unable to fully help everyone like we wish we could. 100% of the proceeds will go towards employee payroll.
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