As featured in our last blog, we’re a little food-obsessed at Abbadabba’s. But how can we not be when we have such a dynamic and exciting “food scene” here in Atlanta? We could pick a different restaurant in which to eat everyday for a month, and still not run out of options.
A healthy restaurant industry brings with it thousands of jobs to
Atlanta and the surrounding communities. As these employees spend long hours each day on their feet working in kitchens, behind bars, and serving the front-of-house, they need good, supportive footwear to provide them comfort and support. And for years these employees have been coming to Abbadabba’s to find just that sort of support.
To thank this industry for its decades of support, we not only want to continue offering “supportive” footwear, but we want to give them financial support by partnering with The Giving Kitchen. The Giving Kitchen (TGK) is a nonprofit charity based in Atlanta, GA inspired by an overwhelming expression of support from the hospitality industry when Atlanta chef Ryan Hidinger was diagnosed with last stage cancer in December 2012. From helping with the cost of living expenses to funeral arrangements, TGK provides emergency assistance to members of the metro Atlanta restaurant community.
On Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 - Valentine’s Day - we will be donating 5% of sales at all 4 Atlanta locations as well as our online sales to The Giving Kitchen.
Valentine’s Day, one of the 5 busiest days for restaurants (second only to Mother’s Day), seemed like the perfect day for us to give back to our hospitality industry friends. CFO, Kristen Smith, says “From a company perspective we felt Valentine's Day was the perfect time to show our food service industry friends some love. They deserve our support, both through our shoes and our pocketbook, as they have patronized our business, nourished our bellies and souls for many years."
"From my personal perspective as a small business employee dealing with metastatic breast cancer, I know what a financial and emotional blow unexpected crises can cause, in the workplace and home. TGK's mission spoke to me on a deep personal level, and I'm so happy that we can play a part in helping achieve its goals."
We invite all of our customers to join us in supporting such a great cause, and shop Abbadabba’s - coolshoes.com on Saturday, Feb 14th.