PHOENIX — From GoFundMe accounts to care packages to donating sales, restaurant owners across the Phoenix area are having to think of ways -- big and small -- to try and help their employees during the coronavirus pandemic, despite layoffs, reduced hours, no dine-in customers, and a resurgence in supporting local restaurants.
On Wednesday, March 25, Ajo Al's will donate 100 percent of its sales to its employees, according to Danny Dains, owner of the small Arizona-based restaurant chain.
"We are one big family. While we understand that many are suffering in the current environment, we want to give our staff and the community that supports us a positive story and a hope that brighter days are just around the corner. Every gesture counts, even just coming in to say hello. Let's stand together, let's make this be our finest moment, we can all do our part," Dains said in a statement.
Ajo Al's has five locations in the Valley in Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and inside Terminal 3 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
- 7458 W Bell Rd Glendale, AZ 85308
- 5101 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016
- 6990 E Shea Blvd Scottsdale, AZ 85254
- 9393 N 90th St Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Last week, Ajo Al's shared on its Facebook page that a customer had left an $800 tip on a $25 order for one of their waitstaff .
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