With restaurants forced to close and supermarkets facing unprecedented traffic in-stores and searching for extra help during the COVID-19 pandemic, it makes sense for these two food industries to help one another. In such a partnership, three Miami, Fla., landmarks have joined forces.
Sedano’s Supermarkets and local restaurant chains Versailles and La Carreta have partnered to provide temporary jobs for the restaurants’ employees facing layoffs because to forced closings. The independent Hispanic grocery chain said it was looking to add up to 400 full-time and part-time positions across its stores. Meanwhile, both Versailles and La Carreta closed their dining rooms and are focusing on takeout, delivery and walk-up window orders.
“This collaboration reflects who we are as companies in our community,” said Javier Herran, chief marketing officer of Sedano’s Supermarkets. “During difficult times, local businesses and communities need to support one another.”
“Much like Sedano’s, our employees are like family, and we want each of them to know that their jobs will be waiting for them once this crisis concludes. We look forward to welcoming them back, but we can rest easier knowing they are being taken care of,” said Felipe Valls Jr., owner of the Versailles and La Carreta restaurants, which specialize in Cuban cuisine.