Parthenon Gyros Employee Relief Fund

These times are absolutely gut wrenching. The whole world is in a tizzy, everything is so bizarre and we’re sitting here, little restaurant owners in a great big confused world, scared and stressed about how we’re going to provide for our incredible staff with our severely reduced sales and razor-thin margins that have evaporated so they’ll be able to eat, pay their rents, and continue to live the lives they all deserve. Our hearts hurt, our stomachs are knotted in uncertain anticipation and our fingers are raw from non-stop sanitizing. We’ve never ever experienced anything remotely close to this in Parthenon’s 48 years in business. Restaurants and their staff everywhere are especially hurting due to extra (albeit necessary) restrictions placed on our businesses. The past several days we’ve done our very best to add whatever additional services and processes we can → we’ve added incredibly detailed new sanitation procedures that are now performed constantly, added a new online ordering platform, joined EZcater, we’re pushing our delivery hard, we’ve even added curbside pickup where we bring your order out to your car, and prep-at-home Gyro Meal Kits where all profits are donated back to our Parthenon Gyros Employee Relief Fund, and all employees can eat Parthenon food every day for free, but it's still not enough.  Living in Madison is pricey and our staff's rents alone when combined total over $13,000. Then there are other costs of living on top of that. Here is where we humbly ask for your help. Will you consider donating something, anything to our Parthenon Gyros Employee Relief Fund? All donations will be distributed directly to our staff to help them pay their rents, help them purchase their necessities and keep their fridges stocked during this really difficult time, which we're currently told could last a couple of months. Yikes! We love our staff and this restaurant so much and we love all of you who have supported our little Greek gyro slinging machine for nearly half a century. We won’t ever stop trying, especially when it comes to our staff, and we appreciate your help soooo much! All our love (and air hugs)! Dimitri and Erin Vranas 3rd Generation Parthenon Gyros Owners #smallbusinessrelief

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  • Sic Sic 
    • $100 
    • 2 d
  • Steve kuhn 
    • $10 
    • 2 d
  • Ian & Ellen Cameron 
    • $100 
    • 4 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 8 d
  • Kate Nolan 
    • $20 
    • 12 d
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Erin Vranas 
Madison, WI
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