Everyone Has Their Own Challenges
We are going through a collective trauma. While some employees can’t stop working, others are trying to survive poverty and crippling fear. While many of our health-care professionals and other essential employees are exhausted from working over-time, their family and friends are drained from trying to make ends meet or suddenly become teachers at home. Everyone has their own challenges during this period. We are going through a collective trauma; an experience we have not been through before and one that none of us were prepared for.
What You Can Expect From Us
During the past few weeks, the Coronavirus has spread into every aspect of our lives, raising concern for all of us. Current events are beyond unsettling as most of us feel uncertain not just for our jobs, our security and our economy—but also our health and safety, and the health and safety of our loved ones.
Now more than ever, we are committed to preserving the health and well-being of our teams and our customers. To ensure owners, team members, and customers stay safe amid the COVID-19 situation, we have taken a series of actions that include implementing advanced cleaning protocols, increasing glove use and providing face masks, limiting the number of staff in our restaurants, suspending all in-person internal meetings and increasing the use of virtual communications. Despite these significant changes, we will strive to continue to provide you with the service you expect from us.
Supporting Ourselves and Others
Now is not the time to do more and be more. Now is not the time to judge or be judge. Now is not the time to place unrealistic expectations on ourselves or others.
For your health (and our own), let go of the pressures we feel to check off every item on our to-do lists, let go of the mindset that in order to make it through this time, we need to be doing more than we were before. Let’s just let it be what it is… because there really is nothing else we can do.
We believe that now is the time to focus on what our community needs. It is time to be more for each other, to do what we can to support ourselves and others through the challenges we face.
We are here for you now and will continue to be your long term health partner. You deserve to feel good in your body, and being homebound shouldn’t get in your way. In fact, now is the perfect time to shift your focus to your wellbeing. Times like these are opportunities for us to pay close attention to how we take care of ourselves. As we’ve slowed down to protect each other and our community, we’ve been given an opportunity to heal. Our menu and our mission are focused on helping you be the healthiest you can be. One fresh plant-rich meal is an act of love for yourself and for the planet. Check out our menu to see all of our plant-rich meals!
P.S. We Miss You
On a personal note, we want to take a moment to say that we miss you! Our dine-in service is closed, half of our staff is not currently working, and while our restaurants remain quite busy with online orders and phone calls, the chatter in our dining rooms and in our kitchens is obviously silenced. We designed our restaurants for our customers and employees in mind, where conversations and laughter happened naturally and where people, both customers and employees, could come to just be themselves. We know at the right time it will all come back. But in the meantime, we want to acknowledge that we miss it. We miss you and we cannot wait to be back together again!
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