I LOVE RESTAURANTS + PINECONE COTTAGE launch a multi-month fundraising campaign to help independent restaurants and their employees in Downers Grove, Ill

I LOVE RESTAURANTS recently awarded Pinecone Cottage in Downers Grove, Ill as an Essential Independent Restaurant.

See:  https://www.iloverestaurants.org/blogs/news/pinecone-cottage-awarded-essential-independent-restaurant

As award recipient, Pinecone Cottage has accepted a new role in Downers Grove, which is to help other area 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.”

Pinecone Cottage's owner Pam Geralds believes that: “Right now the world is on a little bit of a magic carpet ride and it’s taking us wherever it wants. My customers are concerned about the economy and their jobs and we are too at Pinecone Cottage. We provide a safe haven for people to come in from the crazy and my goal is to continue to provide a calming influence during and after this current crisis but we need your assistance. We ask that everyone in Downers Grove help us remain in business."

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 Pinecone Cottage for rehiring and business stabilization: 


In the coming days and weeks of this campaign, we will announce as other 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/?ref=vjyrv_zaxun. Email: love@iloverestaurants.org.