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Meet Chef Andy Husbands, owner, Smoke Shop BBQ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ➖ Tell us about your staff. Staff is everything. I have been in the restaurant industry for a long time and something I’ve valued and learned along the way is it is all about the team. They’re doing as good as can be and we’re happy to be back together again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ➖ How did your collaboration with Joanne Chang at Flour come to fruition? Joanne and I were texting about the state of the restaurant industry (and world), and we decided to jump on the phone to talk about how we could help. We decided to partner with Flour and Smoke Shop BBQ boxes for weekend customers. All the money made would go toward employees and next week’s meal expenses. This creative collaboration gave us real practice for the transition back to reopening. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ➖ How can the community best help the restaurant industry? There’s not going to be a lightning bolt, we just need to keep our heads down and work together to survive this. There’s legislation in place right now to unite and support the restaurant community, any calls or emails to your elected officials to support us would be greatly appreciated. We want to see our brothers and sisters in the small business community survive. From hairdressers and nail salons to local restaurants, it's going to take everything and everybody to get through this. Most of all, continue to support us in a way that feels right for you. #kendallcollective

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