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TWO TEN JACK
Eastside izakaya Two Ten Jack will host a fundraiser on Monday for the hourly employees affected by the fire at Husk.
Chef and partner Jessica Benefield tells Bites that they wanted to help out the servers and bartenders who will lose shifts until the restaurant reopens.
“Being out of work unexpectedly for a week can really screw your life up,” Benefield says. “They have a very beloved staff and I would hope someone would help my staff get through something like that.”
The fire early Thursday morning was contained to the electrical room, the upstairs dish room, and part of the roof. David Howard, president of Neighborhood Dining Group, says that Husk hopes to reopen soon. “We should have a better idea of a timeline for reopening in the coming days. We will not be closed long and want our valued staff to be able to work again quickly,” he wrote in a press release.
Two Ten Jack will donate five percent of its Monday sales to Husk employees. Servers will also donate a portion of their tips, as well as collect donations. Additionally, the restaurant will give out a $10 gift card for every $20 someone donates.
“We’re like one giant family in the restaurant business,” Benefield says. “It’s our responsibility to look out for one another.”
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EAT GREEN FOR TENNESSEE
You can help protect Tennessee farmland, open spaces and other landscapes by simply dining out with friends and family. Eat Green for Tennessee benefits The Land Trust for Tennessee. For the past three years, local restaurants have committed to pledge a percentage of one day’s sales to The Land Trust for Tennessee in support of its work in conserving local farmland and natural landscapes.
The Land Trust’s mission is to protect all of Tennessee’s landscapes so your family will have places to farm, fish, hike, bike, eat locally, relax and breathe deeply forever.
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