I LOVE RESTAURANTS + GRACIE’S Join Forces to Launch a Multi-month Fundraiser to Help Independent Restaurants and Their Employees in the Middletown, OH Area

I LOVE RESTAURANTS recently awarded Gracie’s in Middletown, OH as an Essential Independent Restaurant.

See:  https://www.iloverestaurants.org/blogs/news/gracies-awarded-essential-restaurant-award.

As award recipient, Gracie’s has accepted a new role in Middletown, OH, which is to help other independent restaurants and their employees to fundraise.

Says ILR founder Peter LeSar:  “Our dream is to help whole communities of independent restaurants and their employees to replace lost income and to diversify their limited income streams.  America would be a sadder place if the crisis empowered the chains to the detriment of independent restaurants who are the fabric of community identity. We all need to work together to prevent this.”

Gracie’s owner Ami Vitori believes that “Independent local restaurants and their employees are a key part of the revitalization of small towns across America, and ensuring the financial viability of these businesses and their staff is essential to the rebirth and progress of these communities. The government’s efforts won’t go far enough, and it will take everyone coming together - customers, shop owners, cooks, artists, baristas, hair stylists and more - to assure that Middletown’s independent restaurants and businesses like Gracie’s don’t shutter in the aftermath of this crisis.  We are asking everyone in Middletown to lend a hand.”

In this regard, ILR is asking the community to shop at this following link from which it will gift virtually all gross profits of $3.50 to $11+ per item to Outlanders for rehiring and business stabilization:  https://www.iloverestaurants.org/collections/gracies-of-middletown-ohio?ref=2GfB9TJFAUOD.

In the coming days and weeks of this campaign, we will announce as other Middletown area restaurants and employees join the campaign and will post their individual links as well.

Please note that ILR founders Dimitra Murphy & Peter LeSar are not salaried.  They spend incredible amounts of time rolling this effort out across the country, because they believe that a movement of consumers is critical to support independent restaurants as they fight to survive, recover and to give back to their communities.

Peter LeSar & Dimitra Murphy - Cheerleaders-in-chief for Independent Restaurants

ABOUT ILR: Our only job is to help independent restaurants and their employees to replace lost income so that they can protect and add value to the individual character and identities of their communities.  For more information, visit https://www.iloverestaurants.org/collections/gracies-of-middletown-ohio?ref=2GfB9TJFAUODEmail: love@iloverestaurants.org.