As of September 1, all DH/D&T ft employees will have access to health, vision, and dental care. Something I've always wanted to provide.— Chris Cusack (@Chrisq28) August 6, 2013
As anyone who has worked in the hospitality industry can attest, affordable health insurance is hard to come by. Even in a field with brow-searing grills, gratuity-based incomes and generally high-risk conditions, employees often have to fend for themselves when it comes to healthcare.
Yesterday local bar and restaurant owner Chris Cusack, proprietor of D&T Drive Inn and Down House, took to Twitter to announce that he will offer employees who work an average of over 30 hours per week health, vision and dental care beginning September 1. It's a goal Cusack says he's had since he opened his first business in 2007.
"The decision to do this is largely in service to two of our five core values: Community and Hospitality— I want any company I'm a part of to be a meaningful force for good," Cusack tells Eater. "I think that ultimately the more hospitality we can show to our employees, the more likely they are to pass it on to our guests and the community at large. (Our other core values, by the way, are Quality, Education, and Fun.)"
— Darla Guillen
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