Ted’s Café Escondido has announced it will donate $10,000 worth of gift cards to nurses and other healthcare personnel most affected by the CO-VID 19 pandemic in hospitals located in the Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Lawton areas. These gift cards will be distributed to various hospital foundations over the next four weeks.
Chief Operations Officer David Foxx said even though the entire restaurant community, including Ted’s, is experiencing an extreme downturn, he knew it was important to continue to support the community where he could.
“At Ted’s, giving back to our communities has always been an important part of our culture, and at this time more than ever, we want to support our medical teams who are working on the front-lines of this pandemic, fighting for our lives and our livelihood while putting their own health at risk every day,” Foxx said. “While we know this donation isn’t much in the grand scheme of all that is happening right now, we hope it can serve as a bright spot in what are likely to be difficult days that lie ahead. We hope the steps we’re taking as a community today will begin to provide relief to our overwhelmed hospital systems very soon.”
The $10,000 will be distributed as 1,000 $10 gift cards in areas served by Ted’s 10 locations, including Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, Lawton and Edmond. While Ted’s is not currently open for dine in, these gift cards can be used to order curbside to-go at any Ted’s restaurant.