A Dallas restaurateur has a simple way to help the people of Ukraine -- by adding a surcharge to every party visiting one of his restaurants.
Instead of asking for donations at the end of a meal, restauranteur Shannon Wynne is adding $1 to every tab, regardless of party size, to be donated to Nobel prize nominee Chef Jose Andres' nonprofit World Central Kitchen. Andres has set up mobile kitchens in Ukraine to provide hot meals for Ukrainians fleeing or defending against the Russian invasion.
Wynne owns more than 30 restaurants nationwide, including Flying Fish and the Flying Saucer, among others.
"It's a very small amount. We've had almost zero pushback because of it, which I'm really grateful for. If somebody doesn't want to give that dollar, we'll give it right back. We're happy to do that," said Wynne.
Wynne said they raised $22,000 in the first three days.
"I'm very grateful that the community has come together like they have," said Wynne.
The goal is to eventually send $250,000 to World Central Kitchen.
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He said he hopes other restaurants will follow suit.