Brat Haus feeds healthcare workers

Brat Haus, one of Old Town Scottsdale’s most welcoming beer gardens and scratch kitchens, announced the recent launch of its “Feed the Heroes” program, which to date has provided meals for more than 1,500 workers from HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center over the last two weeks. Dave Andrea, Brat Haus owner, created the program to help relieve stress for the essential employees on the frontlines of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

“These incredible people are risking their lives daily in order to help others,” said Andrea. “It’s been really gratifying to make even the smallest difference for them. Now is the time to make sure that they are being taken care of too.”

Every day, Andrea and his team deliver 150 plus lunches to the campus, which is one of the main coronavirus medical relief facilities in the area. The Old Town location is the closest restaurant to the hospital’s front doors.

To help fund the program and allow the community to enjoy Brat Haus classics, Andrea has responsibly re-opened the restaurant for limited hours. Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 to 5 p.m., guests can order from a limited menu that includes signature brats, burgers, and pretzels to go. Additionally, the restaurant has started a “Drain the Taps” program that offers 64-ounce growler fills for only $10. One hundred percent of the proceeds from food and beer sales goes directly to the “Feed the Heroes” initiative.

Restaurant vendors like Denmark Foods, Capistrano Bakery, Waterloo Sparkling Water and Crescent Crown Distributing have also generously donated products and funds directly for the program’s benefit.

“As long as the community continues to visit our curbside pick-up and take advantage of the great beer special, we’ll keep feeding the first responders and health care workers that we’re counting on to get us through this pandemic,” said Andrea.

Breakthru Beverage delivers meals

Breakthru Beverage Group, a leading North American beverage distributor with operations across the United States and Canada including 515 employees and more than 8,200 accounts in Arizona ranging from small mom and pop restaurants to large resorts and entertainment venues, is providing meals to Arizona’s front-line responders battling the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Beginning this week, Breakthru Beverage Arizona will deliver more than 1,500 meals to local healthcare professionals and law enforcement officials as they work to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Across its footprint, Breakthru is partnering with local nonprofit organizations, restaurants, and restaurant groups to purchase these meals for front-line responders battling the COVID-19 outbreak and vulnerable populations affected by it. Among the restaurants Breakthru Beverage Arizona is supporting through this effort are Blanco Tacos, Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers, Daily Dose, Oregano’s, Pita Jungle, Lin’s Little China, Casa Amigos, Mastro’s Restaurants and more. 

“The frontline healthcare professionals and local law enforcement officials are true heroes in helping protect our community in the face of an unprecedented crisis. We wanted to show our appreciation for their bravery and cannot thank them enough,” said Gary Lederer, Breakthru Beverage Arizona Executive Vice President. “We are grateful for their tireless commitment as we navigate these uncertain times and are thrilled to be able to share a meal with them while supporting local restaurants who are also struggling amidst this crisis.”

Breakthru Beverage Arizona will be supplying lunches and dinners to several Banner Health Medical Centers, Valleywise Health Medical Centers, the Kingman Regional Medical Center and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office beginning Friday, April 17 through Friday, May 1. Breakthru is also supporting the Flagstaff Family Food Center to aid hunger relief efforts across northern Arizona.


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