Keep Ronnie's in hands that care

I've been in the restaurant industry since I was first able to work. I love the industry and throughly enjoy it. A few years ago I was hired to come assist in a restaurant that is a landmark in the pooler savannah area. They were struggling to keep staff and provide quality food. Shortly after starting here I raised the health inspections to A's and the customer review rating from a 2.1 to 4.2. I last year I was given the opportunity to buy the company from the 2nd generation owners. It has been my dream since a few years after entering the industry. But covid has had other plans. Every month I pay a finance payment for buying out the restaurant but due to covid we like many other buisness have seen drastic reductions in sales. I've been all levels of the restaurant industry and I've worked for several owners who don't value their staff, I wanted to own a restaurant to change the industry. I pay my staff as much as I can so they can live as comfortably as possible without working multiple jobs, we make almost our whole menu from scratch using real ingredients with minimal processing and our portions and prices are reasonable for what we offer. All that said no amount of effort I've put in could overcome the effects of covid. And I am very short on options. I have to come up with the money I am behind by Jan 1st 2021 or the previous owners will reacquire the company. I know there are thousands of more worthy campaigns on here, but it would mean alot if you could give me a hand. I don't do this to be rich, I do it because I love the industry and I want everyone who works for me to live as best they can and for my mother to be able to retire. But the store will still be here if they take it back. But the quality and the effort i put into what I love is worlds above what the previous owner did. So I humbly ask for any help you can offer. And thank you. If you would like to dine in or order its Ronnie's Restaurant 1501 dean forest road Pooler GA 31302 open Monday through Friday 6am to 9 pm and Saturday 8am to 8pm. We offer 20% first responder discounts, 15% military, and 10 percent senior. Thank you for your time.

Donations

  • Jordan Robins 
    • $10 
    • 5 d
  • Dustin Norton 
    • $100 
    • 15 d
  • Amy Stiller 
    • $50 
    • 15 d

Organizer

Shawn Apfel 
Organizer
Bloomingdale, GA
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