The Need to Help up to 400 Restaurant Employees Creates a Unique Collaboration
Sedano’s Supermarkets, Versailles and La Carreta restaurants demonstrate that we all benefit when we come together.
MIAMI, Fla. (March 19, 2020) — During these unprecedented times, as restaurants are forced to temporarily close and With supermarkets facing more demand than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, three iconic Miami businesses have come together to support each other.
Sedano’s Supermarkets, Versailles and La Carreta have partnered to provide temporary jobs for employees of these restaurants who have been affected by this pandemic. The nation’s leading independent Hispanic supermarket chain is looking to add up to 400 full-time and part-time positions in its stores, while Versailles and La Carreta are closing their dining rooms and focusing solely on takeout, delivery and window orders.
“This collaboration reflects who we are as companies in our community,” said Javier Herrán, head of marketing for Sedano’s Supermarkets. “In difficult times, local businesses and communities need to support each other.”
“Like Sedano’s, our employees are like family and we want them to know that their jobs will be waiting for them once this crisis is over. We can’t wait to welcome them back, but we can rest easier knowing they are being cared for,” said Felipe Valls Jr., owner of Versailles and La Carreta.
The collaboration between Sedano’s Supermarkets, La Carreta and Versailles demonstrates how local businesses can come together and support each other, turning the tide of any situation and coming out stronger together.
About Sedano’s Supermarkets
Founded in 1962 by the Herrán and Guerra families, the Sedano’s supermarket chain has become one of the largest independent supermarket chains in the United States. Sedano’s serves Florida’s growing multicultural communities, with more than 3,000 employees and 35 stores located in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Orange and Osceola counties. As the largest independent Hispanic supermarket chain in the United States, Sedano’s is recognized for its excellent customer service, its offering of ethnic products and its competitive prices. For more information, visit sedanos.com or follow Sedano’s on social media at Facebook, Twittere Instagram.
A Miami staple for nearly 50 years, Versailles is known as the World’s Most Famous Cuban RestaurantSM. Owned by the Valls family, Versailles offers family-style Cuban cuisine in the heart of Little Havana. Clients can enjoy traditional specialties such as the famous Versailles Cuban sandwich and the traditional cafecito. The restaurant has become a Miami landmark and its “ventanita” has become a gathering place for both local residents and world leaders, with tourists flocking to Versailles to fully immerse themselves in Miami’s unique Cuban culture. In addition to its iconic location on Calle Ocho, Versailles also serves millions of local residents and visitors from its Café Versailles locations at Miami International Airport and Hard Rock Stadium. For more information, visit versaillesrestaurant.com and follow @VersaillesMiami on social media.
About The Wagon
Founded in 1976 on Little Havana’s famed Calle Ocho by the Valls family, La Carreta is an institution in Cuba’s longstanding family-run gastronomic traditions, offering meals “the style of the grandmother” and the famous and authentic Cuban espresso coffee. After the political takeover of Cuba in 1959, a large and growing number of Cubans