Baton Rouge restaurant using take out profits to pay employees

Baton Rouge restaurant using take out profits to pay employees
Mason's Grill will be giving 100% of profits made during the coronavirus shutdown of dine-in eating to employees unable to work. (Source: Facebook)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Mason’s Grill, a family-owned restaurant in Baton Rouge, is helping employees who are not able to work amid the coronavirus shutdown of businesses.

Owners say 100% of profits made during the closure will be used to pay employees.

“As owners, we feel it is our duty to ensure our employees stay afloat during this time,” a Facebook post reads. “Even if we lose money, our employees will get paid.”

On March 16, Governor John Bel Edwards ordered for bars, casinos, and movie theaters to close completely. Restaurants have been limited to delivery, take out, and drive-through orders only.

In order to ensure OUR EMPLOYEES’ livelihood, 100% OF PROFITS during this time will go to paying Mason’s Grill Employees...

Posted by Mason's Grill on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The shut down has forced thousands of service industry workers out of a job for the time being. Edwards says operations may be able to resume on April 13, however, the situation will be reevaluated a week prior to that date.

View the menu at Mason’s Grill here and place a to-go order by calling them at 225-756-8815.

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