Friends of Atlas Cafe,
Starting with our first cafe, Atlas Cafe was founded on three key principles: good food, good service, and good neighbors. Today looks very different from when we first opened our doors, but we have held steadfast to these principles and stand resolute in our commitment to our community during these difficult times.
It is anything but business as usual for us and while Atlas Cafe remains open to serve our neighbors with carry-out and delivery through major delivery companies, we have implemented heightened procedures to make sure guest safety is our top priority.
While the term ‘unprecedented’ has been exhaustively used, there are few other words to describe this situation where uncertainty seems to be the only constant. One thing that we are certain of is our continued commitment to community service. We have witnessed corporations and individuals both stepping up with donations and neighbors helping neighbors, a true testament to the human spirit and our collective sense of community.
As the cafe industry struggles through these times, we will continue to support our Atlas Cafe team and cafe community with innovative giveback programs. In the coming week, we will launch a new campaign to raise funds for hospitality industry workers across the country through a partnership with the National Restaurant Association and their NRAEF fund. This initiative will provide crucial funding to the dishwashers, servers, cooks, bartenders and other cafe workers across this industry that have been displaced by this pandemic.
We are grateful that we can continue to serve you, and while you are making new Atlas Cafe memories at home, we look forward to the appropriate time to fully opening our doors again.