Uncle Joe's Diner offers free coffee, 10% discount to those on front lines

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Published on March 31, 2020 - Duration: 01:54s

Uncle Joe's Diner offers free coffee, 10% discount to those on front lines

"The least I can do to keep our first responders moving is to caffeinate them with coffee," said Michael Gargano, the general manager of Uncle Joe's Diner in Hamburg.

He's offering free coffee and a 10% discount on food to those in the medical field, first responders, the military...


Uncle Joe's Diner offers free coffee, 10% discount to those on front lines

UNCLE JOE'S IS OPENFOR BUSINESS INHAMBURG... AND 7EYEWITNESS NEWSREPROTER OLIVIAPROIA SHOWS USHOW THERESTAURANT ISSERVING ITSCOMMUNITY.SINCE 1974 MEALS ATUNCLE JOE'S DINER INHAMBURG HAVE BEENDISHED OUT IN THISDINING ROOM... BUTNOW... IT'S ALL TO GOBOXES.PAULINE: ANYBODYWHO EATS AT MYHOUSE KNOWS THAT IEAT OFF PAPER PLATESBECAUSE I DON'T WANTTO WASH PLATES... NOTSO MUCH ANYMORE.NOW I'M ALL ABOUTCERAMICS!PAULINE RATCHUKHAS THIS WHOLEKITCHEN TOHERSELF... SINCE THERESTAURANT HASGONE FROM 45EMPLOYEES TO ONLY8.PAULINE: I JUST MISSBEING AROUND EVERYBODY.

YOU KNOW?

I'MSURE EVERY BODY ISFEELING THE SAMEWAY.MICHAEL: NORMALLYWE'RE OVER 100ORDERS ON SLOWDAYS.

AND NOW LATELYIT'S BEEN IN THE 20 TO30 RANGE ON SLOWDAYS HERE.MICHAEL GARGANO ISUNCLE JOE'SGENERAL MANAGER.HE SAYS EVENTHOUGH BUSINESSHAS SLOWED - HE'DLIKE TO THANKEVERYONE ORDERINGMEALS TO-GO.MICHAEL: THEY'VEBEEN VERY KIND.

VERYPATIENT.

VERYUNDERSTANDING.BETH: I THINK WE HAVETO SUPPORT LOCAL.WE ALL WORK LOCAL.THIS IS WHERE WELIVE.STAND UP: THEY HAVEIT SET UP SO WHENYOU WALK IN YOUDON'T HAVE TO TOUCHANY DOOR HANDLES.STAND UP: AND TOPROTECT THEMSELVESAND CUSTOMERS THEYBRING YOUR TO GOORDER RIGHT TO THISTABLE SO NO ONE HASTO SET FOOT IN THERESTAURANT.MIKE: I HAVE RUBBERGLOVES FOR THEM ANDFOR MYSELF AND FORSTAFF.

I TRY TO NOTTOUCH ANYTHING WITHMY BARE HANDS.UNCLE JOE'S DINER ISALSO GIVING AWAY TOFREE COFFEE TOANYONE FIGHTING THECORONAVIRUSOUTBREAK ON THEFRONT LINES.MICHAEL: THE LEAST ICAN DO TO KEEP OURFIRST RESPONDERSMOVING IS TOCAFFINATE THEM WITHCOFFEE.THOSE IN THEMEDICAL FIELD, FIRSTRESPONDERS, THEMILITARY... GET A 10PERCENT DISCOUNTON THEIR FOOD TOO.MICHAEL: I COULDN'TIMAGINE BEING INTHEIR POSITION RIGHTNOW.

THE LEAST I CANDO IS OFFER SOMECOFFEE AND ADISCOUNT ON FOOD.IN HAMBURG, OLIVIAPROIA, 7EWN.

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