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Sedanos Supermarkets Offers Jobs to Employees of Local Restaurants

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, local restaurants have been forced to shut down their dining rooms and focus solely on delivery and takeout orders. Cuban restaurants Versailles and La Carreta are among the local businesses losing money due to COVID-19. In response, Sedanos Supermarkets has stepped in to help.

Sedanos Supermarket chain has announced that it will provide up to 400 of the restaurants’ employees with full-time and part-time positions across its stores. Sedanos is America’s largest independently owned Hispanic supermarket, with 35 stores across Miami-Dade, Broward and other Florida counties. 

Due to the pandemic, Sedanos is facing “unusually high demand,” according to a statement they issued on March 19. This collaboration allows both the supermarket and the local restaurants to combat the impacts of this disease.

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“This collaboration reflects who we are as companies in our community,” said chief marketing officer of Sedano’s Supermarkets, Javier Herrán. “During difficult times, local businesses and communities need to support one another.”

Versailles restaurant is known as “the world’s most famous Cuban restaurants,” serving family-style traditional Cuban cuisine. It has locations in Little Havana, Miami International Airport, and Hard Rock Stadium. La Carreta is a staple of old Cuba’s family traditions, featuring “abuela style” food. 

Both restaurants will welcome their employees back to their jobs after the crisis concludes, according to a statement from Felipe Valls Jr., owner of Versailles and La Carreta. 

Mirroring these efforts is Rouses Markets in Louisiana. The family-owned grocery store chain is also offering immediate openings to employees of local restaurants who have shut their dining rooms. 

“We will teach you the grocery business,” said Donny Rouse, CEO of the chain. 

Rouses Markets also plans to make meals from popular restaurants available at its stores and help restaurants have a surplus of inventory.  

Though the coronavirus pandemic has caused many businesses to suffer financial hardships, efforts like these show that a little support of your local businesses can go a long way.

To view Sedanos Supermarket’s statement, visit their Twitter page.

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