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Local business pledges to spend $50,000 at local restaurants

Posted at 1:23 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 08:11:09-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — One Lexington business is giving back to the community in a time of need by pledging to spend $50,000 at local restaurants.

The University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union says they are spending $50,000 on buying their employees lunch every day of the week for the next six weeks.

"We were talking about how sad it is to see people that have lost a lot of their hours here in the restaurants or just been let go and how weird it is to drive by the restaurants and see empty parking lots," President and CEO David Kennedy said.

So the UK Federal Credit Union decided to do something meaningful about it. For the restaurant challenge, the business chose local favorites in hopes of giving the restaurants some normalcy.

"We came up with JRender's, Athenian Grill, DaRae and Friends and Pasta Garage," Kennedy said.

That list is just the beginning. Now, they're asking other Kentucky businesses, that aren't hurting right now, to do the same.

"I can name out a few, you know, if you're law firm or a CPA firm, if you're in the healthcare industry, your people are working. So, come on and join the challenge with us. Let's take care of our city," Kennedy said.

If you would like to join their restaurant challenge, or if you are a business that needs help, click this link for more information. https://www.ukfcu.org/restaurantchallenge