The owners of Hank's Cocktail Bar (819 Upshur Street NW) sent out a press release today that's pretty awesome.
JL Restaurant Group (named for owner Jamie Leeds) said that starting February 1st through April 30th, their group "pledges to donate at least $20,000 or 1% [whichever is higher] of all sales from all properties to American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Planned Parenthood, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) & Human Rights Campaign (HRC)."
Their press release is below.
For Immediate Release
JL RESTAURANT GROUP DONATING PERCENTAGE OF PROCEEDS TO
ACLU, PLANNED PARENTHOOD, NAACP & HRC
Washington, D.C. – February 2017 – Starting today, February 1st until April 30th, JL Restaurant Group pledges to donate at least $20,000 or 1% of all sales from all properties to American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Planned Parenthood, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) & Human Rights Campaign (HRC).
“As a proud citizen of this country and this district, I have been inspired by the communities that have recently stood up for religious rights, women’s rights, LGBT rights- human rights. As a community restaurant group, I want each and every one of our guests to know that we are doing our part to stand up for these human rights,” says Chef/Owner Jamie Leeds.
Over the next 90 days, the group pledges to donate at least $20,000 or 1% of all sales from all properties (whichever amount is higher) to the organizations that are dedicated to these essential causes. The final donation amount will be evenly distributed to ACLU, Planned Parenthood, NAACP & HRC.
JL Restaurant Group is a Washington, D.C. based restaurant group owned and operated by Chef Jamie Leeds. JL Restaurant Group venues include Hank’s Oyster Bar locations in Dupont Circle (1624 Q St, N.W., Washington, D.C.), Capitol Hill (633 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C.), and Old Town Alexandria (1026 King Street Alexandria, Va.) as well as Hank’s Pasta Bar (600 Montgomery Street Alexandria, Va.) and Hank’s Cocktail Bar (819 Upshur Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.).