WASHINGTON – Acclaimed D.C. chef Jose Andres is shuttering his restaurants in the area over coronavirus concerns. Andres says some of the restaurants will be converted to community kitchen for the needy in the time being.
“We are in an unprecedented emergency…and as painful as it is, ALL restaurants, bars, etc. must be closed across America if we are to avoid what’s happening in other countries. This is the only way,” Andres tweeted Sunday.
Here’s Jose Andres’s full announcement:
People of America…Important News: All my restaurants in DC area are closed until further notice. Here at @ThinkFoodGroup safety of employees & guests is too priority. Some restaurants will transform into Community Kitchens to offer to-go lunches for those who need a meal. (1/4) pic.twitter.com/3HTyT607ZI
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) March 15, 2020