As you all know, the economic ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic have been devastating. On March 19th, all City of Atlanta restaurants were ordered to shut down dine-in service. The mandate decimated salaries and wages for our servers and front of house staff. While we recognize how imperative the decision is to our public safety, it has put the staff we consider family in a tough financial spot.
We are a family-owned and operated restaurant with a focus on family. Many of our staff have been with us for years and have truly are family to us. If you have dined at Nino’s, then you know how we strive to make each and every one of our guests feel like family as well. We are asking our Nino’s customer family to help us take care of our staff family as we try to stay afloat during these unique and trying times.
The money that we are requesting will be split evenly among all front-of-house staff and will serve to help them make ends meet until the dine-in ban is lifted and we can get back to business as usual. In addition, we now offer gift certificates available for purchase online to use once social distancing rules have been lifting. Gift card purchases will go towards Nino’s Italian Restaurant’s upcoming bills and support us when we open again.
We thank you in advance for your contributions and look forward to coming back from this and serving even better than before!