The Town Center CID recognizes local companies who are reaching out, fulfilling needs, and aiding their neighbors during the COVID-19 crisis. These are just a few of their stories:
Otter’s Chicken, a local sports-themed restaurant has taken a swing at new employee health practices, such as wearing face masks, and the restaurant has new order processes such as curbside delivery or delivery through a service. In addition to these initiatives, owner Will Peterson has kept his heart for the community in a number of ways.
So far, they have prepared 600 meals through Operation Meal Plan. “Our goal was to find a way to keep our restaurants afloat while providing a valuable resource to our non-profits who are serving people in need. Operation Meal Plan is a way to link these entities together,” said Sharon Mason, president and CEO of the Cobb Chamber in a news release.
Otter’s Chicken has delivered to Center for Children and Young Adults, Widow Strong, The Zone, YMCA, Mother’s Making Change, Tommy Nobis Center workers, Legacy Village, MUST Ministries, and Table on Deck. They also have continued to exercise their hospitality skills by hosting several spirit nights with local schools and sports teams by making them “Take-Out” spirit nights and donating a portion of the sales back to that group.
Also on their line-up is the Feed the Frontline Campaign from ezCater where they are helping to deliver meals to healthcare workers in Atlanta. In addition to that, Otter’s joined the “Caring for Kennestone” team by preparing and delivering 500 boxed lunches to Kennestone Hospital.
Peterson continued hosting “Spirit Nights” for local sports teams throughout the summer, where a portion of proceeds from Dine-in, Take-Out, and Curbside orders on their night are donated to their team. The restaurant also hosted a few “Welcome Back Luncheons” for teachers, by providing them individually wrapped boxes. Teachers also always receive free Regular-sized drinks at Otter’s when they show their Teacher ID.
2020 Small Business Heroes:
- Ajay’s Upholstery
- Carrabba’s Town Center
- Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
- Elder Law Firm
- Little Red Bird Gifts
- Mellow Mushroom Kennesaw
- Otter’s Chicken
- PCT Clean
- REMAX PURE Realty and Motto Mortgage
- The School Box, Inc.
- Tom + Chee Kennesaw
- Tropical Smoothie Café
- Viral Protective Services