LA PRAIRIE, Que. — After following all the recommended precautions and measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, Pacini Restaurants is taking an additional step by temporarily closing all of its locations across Canada starting today.
This decision supports the recommendation put forward by political and health authorities to avoid large gatherings in order to effectively fight the coronavirus. The chain aims to protect its customers, employees, franchisees, suppliers, partners and every community where it is established.
Given this decision, all Pacini employees will benefit from employment until the situation returns to normal and they’re able to return to work. Until then, the company will donate all of its surplus food to Quebec food banks.
“Very large companies, such as Apple and Nike, have already closed all their stores, no matter what it costs,” says Pierre Marc Tremblay, owner of the chain.
“We applaud their sense of responsibility and their courage and we put our shoulder to the wheel,” adds Nathalie Lehoux, president of Pacini.