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ThinkFoodGroup, the company behind Jaleo at Disney Springs, has announced a new “Employee Support Fund” e-gift card program to directly support its employees during the coronavirus pandemic.

Today, Chef José Andrés’s ThinkFoodGroup announced a new “Employee Support Fund” e-gift card program to directly support its employees during the coronavirus pandemic. All of the proceeds from the e-gift cards, which are currently available for a 20 percent discount, will be divided evenly, with half going toward extending compensation and benefits and half going to the company’s ThinkFamilyFund to provide financial relief for employees and their families experiencing extreme hardships.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take an indefinite toll on the hospitality industry and guests seek out alternative ways to support the restaurant community, ThinkFoodGroup created the special program as a way to directly help extend pay and benefits for its employees during restaurant closures.

Last weekend, Chef Andrés announced TFG would be closing the majority of its restaurants and repurposing several of them as “community kitchens” with limited takeout menus at reduced prices operated by small teams of current employees on a volunteer basis. All employees of ThinkFoodGroup restaurants were guaranteed at least two weeks of pay along with their current health benefits.

The ThinkFamilyFund is a non-profit organization funded primarily by TFG employees to help colleagues and their families who have encountered financial hardship for reasons beyond their control.

Gift cards are available for purchase at www.joseandres.com/giftcard

Article Posted: Mar 20, 2020 / 9:00am ET