MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — To help the restaurant staff they just laid off due to the new ban on outdoor dining in Los Angeles County, Rock’n Fish is giving back 50% of its gift card sales purchased for at least $100 to laid off employees for the next two weeks.
“I was devastated to have to lay off my entire team right before the holidays,” said Owner Michael Zislis. “My employees here are like family. I need to do something that gives back and I think the Manhattan Beach community wants to do the same.”
The longtime downtown Manhattan Beach restaurant was celebrating its 20th Anniversary during the month of November, when the new county mandate, banning outdoor dining beginning Thursday, Nov. 26, came down.
Rock’N Fish is hoping to be able to donate over at least $500 to each employee with this program. To purchase a gift card, please visit mb.rocknfish.com and click on the “Gift Cards” heading.
Wrote Rock’N Fish on its social media outlets yesterday [Tuesday, Dec. 1]: “SOS: SAVE OUR STAFF! Purchase an eGift Card of $100 or more before December 14th and 50% of your purchase will go directly back to our staff who have been laid off during this difficult time. Give back to your Rock’N Fish family, while giving the gift of Manhattan Beach’s Favorite Steak & Seafood Restaurant! Your support and love means the world to us and we want to make sure our amazing staff is taken care of during this time. Gift Cards can be purchased online only at this time.”