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Heisler Hospitality Employee Fund

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Due to the government mandated closures of all bars & restaurants in the state of Illinois, most of our employees are currently out of work for through the end of April, and likely longer. Hourly and tipped employees will be the hardest hit by this situation as they are primarily dependent on our doors being open. 

While all of our financial resources are currently going towards supporting our Heisler Hospitality family across all of our locations (Bad Hunter, Estereo, Lone Wolf, Pub Royale, Queen Mary & Revel Room), we are looking to you - our friends, valued guests, and the Chicago community - to help us. 

Hospitality is the business of people and community, which is why we do what we do. We love taking care of you, on your best days and on your worst. We wish more than anything that the circumstances were different, but now we're asking for you to help take care of us during our worst days. 

Any money donated to this GoFundMe will be dispersed throughout all Heisler Hospitality properties, going directly to hourly and tipped employees to help sustain them during this incredibly challenging time. Think of it as a giant tip pool! Should we have any money left upon reopening our doors, we will pay it forward with a donation to our favorite industry support charities. 

Thank you for your continued support. We love you, we already miss you, and we can't wait for the day that we get to take care of YOU again. 

With love and gratitude, 
- The Heisler Hospitality Family

(Details: This fund was started by Heisler Hospitality's beverage director / art director, Graham Heubach, who is not a beneficiary of the fund. The funds will be withdrawn by Heisler CFO Laura Sierzega [also not a beneficiary] and dispersed via check across our employee base. The funds will exclusively benefit hourly, tipped, and furloughed employees during the mandated closure of all Illinois bars and restaurants to dine-in guests, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.)


  • Bart Lazar
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Thomas Mathew
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
  • Eric Ashcraft
    • $22 
    • 4 yrs
  • Matt Klimczyk
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $10 
    • 4 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Graham Heubach
Chicago, IL
Matthew Eisler

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