Save the Cedar River Smokehouse BBQ

We are the Cedar River Smokehouse BBQ located at 304 Wells Ave S Downtown Renton . We are family owned, with all our proceeds going fully back into our employees’ wages and the restaurant we love. When COVID first struck, we were able to give out thousands of free meals until the price of produce, meat, and transportation skyrocketed. And while To Go orders were our saving grace, they were also more expensive. With the increased price of To Go containers and gloves as well as the To Go services taking 30% of each order, we were just making ends meet.

When we were just getting a handle on our “new normal”, we had to endure social unrest. While we supported the protesters and offered them aid, we were impacted by riots and less peaceful movements.

Now, the city is closing the streets outside the restaurant for an extended period as they update the infrastructure. This hinders To-Go orders and sit-down dinning. With this, 75% of our already meager revenue is gone. Even worse, we are unable to continue to contribute to our community.

Still we are hopeful. We have survived the loss of our BOEING business last year and the rise in minimum wage. We would much rather serve food, but due to our challenges, we are finding it difficult. But with your help, we are hopeful we can survive the current conditions and live to serve another day!

Thank you for all your help and support. We and the staff greatly appreciate YOU!
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