Sedano’s Supermarkets and Versailles and La Carreta Restaurants Prove that Everyone Wins When We Come Together.
MIAMI, Fla. (March 19, 2020) — During these unprecedented times, with restaurants being forced to close temporarily and supermarkets facing more demand than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, three Miami landmarks have joined forces to support one another.
Sedano’s Supermarkets, Versailles and La Carreta have partnered to provide temporary jobs for the restaurants’ employees affected by this pandemic. The leading independent Hispanic grocery chain in the country looks to add up to 400 full-time and part-time positions across its stores, while Versailles and La Carreta close their dining rooms and focus only on takeout, delivery, and walk-up window orders.
“This collaboration reflects who we are as companies in our community,” said Javier Herrán, chief marketing officer of Sedano’s Supermarkets. “During difficult times, local businesses and communities need to support one another.”
“Much like Sedano’s, our employees are like family, and we want each of them to know that their jobs will be waiting for them once this crisis concludes. We look forward to welcoming them back, but we can rest easier knowing they are being taken care of,” said Felipe Valls Jr., owner of Versailles and La Carreta restaurants.
The partnership between Sedano’s Supermarkets, La Carreta and Versailles illustrates how local businesses can come together and support one another, changing the course and emerging stronger together.
About Sedano’s Supermarkets
Founded in 1962 by the Herrán and Guerra families, Sedano’s Supermarkets has grown to become one of the leading independent grocery chains in the United States. Sedano’s serves Florida’s growing multicultural communities with 35 stores and more than 3,000 employees in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Orange, and Osceola counties. As America’s largest independently owned Hispanic supermarket chain, Sedano’s is recognized for its tradition of excellent customer service, ethnic product offering, and competitive prices. For more information, visit sedanos.com or follow Sedano’s on social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For career opportunities, visit sedanos.com/careers.
About Versailles Restaurant
A Miami tradition for nearly 50 years, Versailles is known as The World’s Most Famous Cuban Restaurant℠. Owned by the Valls family, Versailles provides family-style, Cuban cuisine in the heart of Little Havana. Guests can enjoy traditional specialties such as Versailles’ famous Cuban Sandwich and cafecito. The restaurant has become a Miami landmark and its “ventanita” (coffee stand) has become a gathering place for locals and world leaders alike, and tourists flock to Versailles for a complete immersion into Miami’s unique Cuban culture. In addition to its iconic Calle Ocho location, Versailles also serves millions of both locals and visitors from its Café Versailles locations at Miami International Airport and Hard Rock Stadium. To learn more, visit versaillesrestaurant.com and follow @VersaillesMiami on social media.
About La Carreta Restaurants
Founded in Little Havana’s famous Calle Ocho in 1976 by the Valls family, La Carreta Restaurants are a staple of the old Cuba’s family dining traditions featuring “abuela style” food and famously authentic Cuban espresso. After Cuba’s political takeover of 1959, a large and growing number of Cubans in exile moved to Miami in search of a community akin to that of their homeland. Out of the growing demand for an authentic cultural hub, La Carreta was born. Today, with ten locations, including Miami International Airport, countless Miami locals and tourists are served La Carreta’s authentic Cuban food and coffee daily. For more information, visit lacarreta.com and follow @LaCarretaCuban on social media.