Update: Restaurant community rallies around JJ’s employees

  • Ben Palosaari
  • The explosion at JJ’s Restaurant has been one of the worst local restaurant tragedies in decades.

Update: In addition to the local groups planning fundraising events or arranging for donation sites for the employees of JJ’s Restaurant (see original post, below), the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association has organized a one-day, citywide effort for Kansas City restaurants and diners to raise money. Tomorrow – Saturday, February 23 – nearly 50 area restaurants are donating 10 percent of sales to the JJ’s Restaurant Fund. This fund has been set up by, and will be managed by, the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association, according to that group’s executive director, Steve Cole. He says, “All funds collected will be provided to JJ’s Restaurant owner Jimmy Frantze, to help his staff convalesce.” For a list of participating restaurants, click here.

The original Wednesday Fat City post follows after the jump.

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink