Support the team that serves you at Touché

When this mess started we expected to be shut down for a few weeks, but now it appears it may be a few months.  The last half of March, then April and now May and we are still waiting to get back to work.

Governor Pritzker just announced guidelines and phases to Illinois' reopening of business.  Since Chicago is the focal point of this Coivd 19 outbreak for now, it will be the last area to fully comeback.   And according to the phase guidelines, bars will be open much later and to smaller capacities for a while once we do reopen.

This is all leading to us reaching our goal in the drive to sustain the staff during this period.  We do expect to get back to work this summer, but not as soon as we hoped. 

We thank everyone that has "tipped" the guys so far and quite a few of you have left a second tip.  A chunk of these funds has been shared with the staff and we hope to pass along more over the next few weeks to keep them going. Please pass along news of our "tip jar" here to any of your friends from Touche' in case they are not aware of our effort.

We will plan a special celebration for everyone that donated during our down time once we return to work.

Until we can see you at Touche', stay well and safe.  We've missed you all.

Due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak, Touché was initially forced to close it doors on March 16th through the 30th.  We accepted that fact for the wellbeing of our staff and customers. 

But it seems this crisis has not yet reached its limit and as the uptick in infections continues, the order to close has already been extended to April 7th and most likely will be extended even further.

You all know that besides their wages, the guys have always relied on the tips you passed along to them when they served you at the bar.  And for the past two weeks and now into an uncertain future, those lost tips will make or break their ability to survive this crisis.

Some of you have already asked how you may help our staff during this time of closure.  So Touché is launching this  GoFundMe page where you can “tip” the guys and help us take care of them all – bartenders, barback, security and more.  All proceeds of this virtual “tip jar” will be split among the staff.

Since we have already been out of work for 2 weeks now, the need for your support is becoming crucial for some of the team.  If you are able to help, please leave a "tip" in the next week or two if possible.  

We look forward to thanking you in person for your generous support when we return to serving you again.

Heed the call, Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy

You know that first party back will be a wild one!


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  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 5 d
  • Dan & Chad Plice 
    • $500 
    • 9 d
  • Andrew Vesselinovitch 
    • $100 
    • 16 d
  • John P Curlo 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Thomas Viland 
    • $60 
    • 1 mo
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Fundraising team (4)

David Boyer 
Raised $4,229 from 54 donations
Chicago, IL
Darrick Johnson 
Team member
Raised $1,314 from 19 donations
Team member
Raised $610 from 7 donations
Frank Riccio 
Team member
Raised $175 from 3 donations
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