Waiting for Table

The Waiting for Table Initiative

Lotus Gold is proud to announce our Waiting for Table initiative. Throughout the week of 4/20/2020, our executives visited a number of Oklahoma’s favorite restaurants to give each of the furloughed workers a $50 grocery store gift card.

We went to Fassler Hall, James E. McNellie’s Public House, JJ’s Alley, Red PrimeSteak, The Jones Assembly, Vito’s Ristorante, The Wedge Pizzeria, and Sean Cummings’ Irish Pub.

Why the Food Service Industry?

These trying times are difficult for all of us. We are expected to stay 6 feet away from each other and a lot of small-time businesses are staying closed down. It’s hard to imagine what returning to normal will even look like in the future. However, before we can even worry about that, we need to check in with our fellow Oklahomans.

In Oklahoma, 46% of restaurant workers have lost their jobs since March 1st. When we heard that number, we could not stop ourselves from springing into action. We all have our favorite spots, where the bartender knows your favorite drink or the server remembers what is going on in your life.

What Does “Waiting for Table” Mean?

Then we realized that our gift cards were small fry compared to the overall problem, these people have gone months without paychecks. If we could convince our fellow Oklahomans to help out here and there, we could make a meaningful change for the servers who are waiting to get back to their tables. That’s how the Waiting for Table initiative was born, and the #waitingfortable media campaign followed shortly thereafter.

Watch our Waiting for Table video for even more information:

 

Use #WaitingforTable While Giving Back

If you are interested in joining the Waiting for Table initiative, then we recommend using our hashtag “#WaitingforTable” on social media. There are so many ways that you can help out. You can tip extra when ordering take-out, you can post supportive content on your social media, or even take a page from the Lotus Gold playbook and give a gift card or Venmo payment to a server stuck out home. Donating to a relief fund is also a way to help.

From all of us at Lotus Gold, we urge you to stay safe and look out for each other during these uncertain times.

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