Dallas Restaurants Band Together to Feed First Responders—and Pay Food Workers
The first customer of the day at Pecan Lodge in Dallas gets to ring the dinner bell hung above the ordering counter. It’s been a tradition at the restaurant since its early days at the Dallas Farmers Market. The last time the bell rang was Sunday, March 15, after which all Dallas restaurants switched to takeout only. Twelve days later, business was anything but good. Justin Fourton, who owns Pecan Lodge with his wife, Diane, told me via text then that revenue was down by 90 percent. The Fourtons dipped into their personal savings to cover payroll. At the same time, they were finalizing paperwork to launch the aptly named Dinner Bell Foundation. Justin Fourton says he and Diane recognized that the pandemic’s economic effects…View Original Post
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