Panino's Pizzeria-Corona Virus Relief Fund

We started Panino's in 1997 on Central St and Moved to Dempster in 2006. In 2003 We open our 2nd location in Lakeview, our 3rd location opened in Park ridge in 2009.  We are a family owned business and we have served Evanston, Wilmette, Skokie, Rogers Park, Lakeview, Park Ridge, Edison Park, Rosemont and Des Plaines We have donated generously  every year to different organizations and we are asking if you have it in your heart to donate what you can and we understand if you can't, as a lot of us are in a similar situation. In 23 years this kills me us to ask of this but they predict 75 % of Restaurants will not survive this and we want to remain the 25 %.

With the closing of our dining area  and while we are still able to do take out, delivery and curbside service for now, our business is suffering because the public is still refraining due to Corona Virus concerns. Servers have been laid off, managers, kitchen staff, and counter help are hanging in there as we all wait to see this virus play out.  Since servers  depend on tips and our kitchen staff depends on there Bi weekly paychecks, they will be enduring a real hardship if sales continue to decline like they have or we have to shut down to nip this fast virus in the butt..  All the money raised will go directly to offset  expenses to keep them a float for three different locations.    Please share with everyone you know. Thank you in advance for your help. .   

Thanks, we all have to work together to get through these times,



Lenny Rago
Evanston, IL

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