Coronavirus Response Statement
March 17, 2020
To Our Communities:
Nothing is more critical to The Neighborhood Dining Group (NDG) and our restaurant ownership group than the safety and health of our guests, our staff, and the communities in which we serve. Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, we feel that it is our civic duty to do all we can to help confine the spread of the virus. To that end, we are announcing the immediate temporary closure of all our restaurants, effective March 17, 2020. Our communities deserve the most cautious measures in these uncertain times, and we feel it is impossible to operate our businesses knowing our staff and guests are at risk, even with precautionary measures such as limiting guests and tables and extensive sanitation.
These unforeseen circumstances will cause temporary layoffs for our staff. Despite the significant financial challenges, we are making several commitments to our amazing team of nearly 500 employees. All staff and management will receive compensation through March 29. Additionally, NDG will continue health insurance benefits through April 30. After that, we expect staff to be able to take advantage of unemployment insurance and any federal assistance offered. We will re-evaluate this evolving situation at the end of April.
We want to do our part to help put this worldwide crisis behind us, so that we may swiftly resume serving you, our valued guests. We are a compassionate and resilient community, and we will get through this life-threatening pandemic by working together.
David Howard, President of The Neighborhood Dining Group, and Tony Bakker, Majority Owner
The Neighborhood Dining Group portfolio includes Husk (Charleston, Nashville, Savannah, & Greenville), McCrady's (Charleston), Minero (Charleston & Atlanta) and Delaney Oyster House (Charleston).