Team Split-Rail & Dorothy

In this scary time, as restaurants all over the country are having to close their doors and wait and see what happens next, we've had to lay off a tremendous number of incredible team members. We are doing our best to offer work to a handful of kitchen workers who are helping us stay open for take-out and delivery, but that leaves a lot of people out of work.

Our community of incredible guests and friends have already reached out with overwhelming support, buying gift cards to use for later, and ordering food to go. We know that times are tough for every single person on the planet right now. We also know how much our neighborhood relies on and cares about this team of individuals who are currently out of work.

We're helping everyone fill out unemployment paperwork, but the system is overloaded and challenging, and we don't know how quickly the benefits will go through. If anyone would care to donate here, your money will go directly to the following people:

Benny, Whitney, Riley, Carly, DeeDee, Ashley N., Geoffrey, Cy, Laura, Phil, PJ, Caitlin, Devin, Noel, Jacob L., Maddie, Megan, Cass, Clay, Jacob F., Jon, Bryan, Church, Adam, Dan, Danny, Alex, DJ, Rachel, Ashley P., Houston, Jeremy, Jonathan, and Hayden.

If you can't donate, we completely understand! We truly wish we were in a better position to take care of the entire team, but it's simply impossible right now. We're posting this in reaction to all the people who have reached out asking how they can help our team! We know that there are a lot of GoFundMe accounts for restaurant workers right now, and we know that people only have so much to give.

Thank you for all of your generosity in this terrible time. We know that we will reopen when this is all over with an opportunity for all of these people to come back and make your day with their incredible hospitality and energy. We are grateful for all they've done to make Split-Rail and Dorothy wonderful places to eat and drink, and we are grateful to all of you for being a part of our community!


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    • $50 
    • 4 yrs


Zoe Schor
Chicago, IL

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