Guy Fieri Helps Launch a Relief Fund for Restaurant Workers Affected by Closures

Disney fans may know famous restaurateur and television personality, Guy Fieri, as one of the founders of Chicken Guy! in Disney Springs. With the current widespread restaurant closures, Fieri helped launch a fund to help industry workers who have been affected.

Chicken Guy! in Disney Springs

The restaurant industry has been hit hard by the widespread closures across the country. As a longtime member of the industry, Guy Fieri has stepped up to help workers who have been affected.

According to People, Guy Fieri partnered with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation to launch the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. The campaign will raise money to give one-time $500 grants to impacted workers. The payments could be made as soon as April.

Guy Fieri ©John Lee

Grant applications will be available starting April 2nd. To be eligible, individuals need to have worked in the restaurant industry for at least 90 days, received their primary income from the restaurant industry, and had a decrease in wages or loss of job on or after March 10.

Chicken Guy! Employee

Checks will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Many companies are contributing to the relief, including PepsiCo, Moët Hennessy USA, Uber Eats, Constellation Brands, among others. 100 percent of any future donations will also go towards the impacted restaurant workers.

©Guy Fieri

Guy Fieri cited his history in the industry, as well as the hard-work and dedication of restaurant workers as his motivation for getting involved. To donate to the fund or apply for a grant, visit

Do you know someone who has been affected by the widespread restaurant closures? Tell us your story in the comments.

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