We are all for finding bright spots amidst all the dark news the COVID-19 virus is wreaking across the food industry. With a growing list of cities and states forcing restaurants and bars to cease in-person service, a lot of waiters, bussers, bartenders, dishwashers and more are being laid off.
While relief groups are being set up and one hopes that the federal government will do their job and provide assistance, we came across one novel solution that we had to share. The website chatt.us is now letting you tip a service worker via Venmo or the Cash app.
Chatt.us describes itself this way:
Help the Chattanooga Service Industry
Every time you have a drink at home during social distancing, consider tipping a local service industry worker through Venmo or Cash App. Refresh this page to get a new person to support.
Right now, service industry people are severely impacted by social distancing and quarantine. Lower amounts of patrons and restaurants closing will be tough on everyone. Every little bit helps.
So when you’re making that vodka soda after trying to teach your elementary school son or daughter about how to calculate perimeters and areas while also putting in a full day’s home of remote work, you can visit the site and offer up a tip as a literally random act of kindness.
Chatt.us didn’t have a whole lot of, well, any information about who created the site, but God bless ’em, whoever they are. Hopefully the site inspires people in more cities to do the same.
Bright spots, everyone. They light the way. We’ve been compiling a list of companies and services that are helping out the restaurant industry during this pandemic. If you know of interesting solutions (local or national) to help those in the food industry out, drop us a line and let us know!