Business is slowing, but restaurants are trying to remain in good spirits amidst the restrictions placed on them by government officials in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, the upper-respiratory disease caused by the new strain of coronavirus.
Bars and nightclubs in Houston and Harris County are closed until at least the end of March, and restaurants are restricted to carry-out, curbside and delivery services.
An upcoming Heights restaurant is doing its part to support hospitality workers affected by these social distancing restrictions. Ronnie Killen, who plans to open a restaurant called Killen’s at 101 Heights Blvd., announced Thursday that free barbecue sandwiches and chips will be given out to all impacted hospitality workers at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Heights property.
Hospitality workers will need to provide a paycheck stub for proof of employment.
“We are here for you, and we will get through this,” Killen wrote Thursday on Twitter.
Killen’s Barbecue in Pearland has been ranked in Texas Monthly’s Top 50 BBQ Joints, Food Network’s Top 5 BBQ and Thrillist’s 15 Best BBQ Joints in America.