Businesses across the country are closed in solidarity with the "A Day Without Immigrants" protest today. The restaurant industry—which is saturated with immigrant talent from around the world—is taking its stand, too. Here are a selection of social media posts from the many restaurants announcing that they support their staff and are closing up shop today to honor America's immigrants and their impactful contribution to the industry.
Blue Ribbon Restaurants
"We have made the decision to close the majority of our restaurants in NYC (Blue Ribbon Brasserie, Brooklyn, Sushi, Sushi Bar & Grill, Sushi Izakaya, Hi-Bar, and Downing Street Bar) tomorrow, 2/16 in solidarity with the #ADayWithoutImmigrants protests. We stand 100% behind our employees – whether they are immigrants or born in America, back of house or front of house. When employees who haven’t missed a day of work in nearly 25 years come to you and ask for a day off to march against injustice, the answer is easy. #ImmigrantsFeedAmerica @chefjoseandres"