We Need Help!
To our Zen Friends and Family,
For the first time in our history, we've had to close our restaurants for dine-in (Still open for takeout for now) due to COVID-19 mandates at the state and local levels and ultimately lay off dedicated, hardworking and loyal staff members.
Many of these Zen staffers live paycheck to paycheck and have been left scrambling for resources as unemployment insurance is simply a drop in the bucket when it comes to daily living expenses. As a community, our ability to act compassionately and rally around those workers we consider family and who are now facing significant financial hardships, has never been more prevalent. While we continue to navigate these unchartered waters together, we graciously ask you to join us in offering support to our incredible cooks, servers, bartenders, dishwashers and additional service employees through our front of the house and Kitchen Venmo Tip/Donation below. 100% of all funds donated to the back to the house staff will be distributed evenly among our hourly workers who need us more than ever in this time of crisis.
From the entire Zen family, thank you for your continued support. We will persevere and once again share our hospitality with you!
Our Zen Front of the House Staff and Years of Their Dedicated Service:
donate directly to the VENMO accounts of our service staff:
David Winecoff (@David-Winecoff-3) - 20+ years of service
Nathan Luong (@Nate-Luong) – 18+ years of service
Jennifer Dodson (@Jennifer-Dodson-33) – 14+ years of service
Maria Overton (@Maria-Overton7) – 12+ years of service
Rocio Alpizar (Using Fiancé Acct : @Jimmy-Clonaris) – 7+ years of service
Jairo Aviles (@Jairo-Aviles) – 7+ years of service
Back of House Staff Donations can be made via one of these ways:
(donations will be split evenly among the back of house staff)
Phong Luong Venmo (@Phong-Luong) or Zelle -
– Most of our back of the house Kitchen Staff have been with us since day one, when we opened 14 + years ago
Checks May Be Sent To:
1716 Kenilworth Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28203