Lake Worth, FL – March 25th, 2020 – The Florida-based, family-owned restaurant group, Duffy's Sports Grill, will temporarily suspend all restaurant operations, with the last takeout & delivery service concluding Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 at 8 pm.
"Here at Duffy's we are a family, and as a family, we have been faced with tough choices in unprecedented times. After discussion with our team players, leaders and customers, we have made the difficult decision to suspend all operations of Duffy's restaurants as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety for all our staff, customers, partners and the public," said Joe Webb, President of Duffy's. "We stand by our commitment to providing only the highest-quality service and safety at Duffy's and acknowledge our responsibility to uphold those core values at all times. We ask for the support of our communities through our shared vision during this temporary state, and eagerly await to serve our neighborhoods as soon as regulations have been lifted. Thank you to each team player and fan who has been with us every step of the way… we will get through this together."
To help curtail the impact to employees, the company has furloughed its restaurant staff while extending health benefits through April 30th, 2020. Duffy's will also offer its staff the opportunity to take home food supplies for their families from restaurant inventories upon the end of its last service. All remaining goods for donation will be dispersed to local hospital commissaries where accepted.
“Duffy's Sports Grill will overcome these challenging conditions with solidarity as we continue to support the community that we call family. We look forward to providing the safe and welcoming environment you call Duffy's and to serve you again very soon,” said Geri Emmett, Chairwoman of Duffy’s Foundation.
ABOUT DUFFY'S SPORTS GRILL
Duffy's Sports Grill is based in Palm Beach County, Florida, and operates 34 full-service, casual-dining restaurants throughout Florida. The company has become a regional market leader known for top-quality casual dining with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and grilled items in a distinctive sports atmosphere. Guests will find more than 80 televisions broadcasting endless sports entertainment in each location. Guests also rave about Duffy's MVP loyalty program, which offers exclusive rewards and discounts to its members just for dining with them. Duffy's Sports Grill is the largest family-owned and operated restaurant group in the Southeast. After the company's founder, Paul Emmett, lost his battle to cancer in 2015, the family established the Duffy's Foundation in his memory. This charitable arm works in tandem with their restaurants to ensure Paul Emmet's generous spirit of community giving lives on as they expand, supporting every community where Duffy's Sports Grill operates. For more information on Duffy's Sports Grill, please visit www.duffysmvp.com or follow us at www.facebook.com/duffysmvp, or www.instagram.com/duffysmvp.
Glen Calder, Director of Public Relations