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Caspers Company Updates on COVID
Caspers Company Owner Blake Casper and President Rudy Garcia visit the Falkenburg McDonald’s to talk with General Manager Katie Beebe about how our restaurant business is changing during Covid19. An average of 80% of our sales now comes through our Drive Thru with another good percentage coming from McDelivery with UberEats, DoorDash, and Postmates. Caspers is continually adapting to our changing business climate to continue to provide fast, fresh, hot food at a good value to our customers at our 53 restaurants throughout Tampa Bay. Blake and Rudy also continue the conversation going over some points of change they’ve seen as necessary to keep the business moving and growing. https://youtu.be/EVh6ep2aZrI & https://youtu.be/mcdJMItBnYU
Hillsborough County R3 Economic Recovery Financial Assistance
Hillsborough County has an Economic Recovery financial assistance program to assist local small businesses economically damaged by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Business owners can apply for one of three programs:
- Kickstart Small Business – up to $10,000 in working capital; for businesses with up to $3 million in annual revenue
- Back to Work – up to $2,000 per employee in payroll incentives to hire or rehire workers; for businesses with up to $20 million in annual revenue
- Safe at Work Matching – up to $10,000 matching reimbursement for the cost of qualifying workplace improvements directly related to mitigating the spread of COVID-19; for businesses with up to $20 million in annual revenue
Businesses may only receive one Economic Recovery financial assistance program, even if they may otherwise qualify for more than one program.
Link on steps of Business Loan Process
The Patch Link to businesses that are open during COVID-19
Caspers Company McDonald’s® Restaurants Remain Open
Serving the Community in a Safe, Fast, and Touch-less Experience.
Tampa, FL (March 30, 2020) – Amid the COVID-19 crisis, Tampa-based Caspers Company McDonald’s Restaurants remain open for business, including fifty-three Tampa Bay locations and ten in Jacksonville, FL.
Drive-thru, Mobile Order and Pay with the McDonald’s app, and McDelivery with Uber Eats and Door Dash are available. For the convenience of our customers, McDonald’s is offering take-out only in our lobbies with safe social distancing protocols.
Caspers Company has always maintained a high standard of quality, service and cleanliness. To manage the current pandemic situation, our already stringent standards of cleanliness have been elevated. Our employees are required to constantly wash their hands and frequently disinfect credit card keypads, door handles, and counter tops to ensure the safety of our guests. Restaurant hours may vary at each location as we navigate these unprecedented times.
We are working closely with Catholic Charities Diocese of St. Petersburg, Inc. to provide meals to Hillsborough County’s “tent city” for homeless individuals who are sheltered in place. In addition, we are delivering breakfast to hospital healthcare workers who are tirelessly giving of themselves for our community.
“Thank you for continuing to count on the Caspers family. We have been serving the Tampa Bay community for over 62 years. During this time of crisis, we will continue to be that special place that Tampa Bay counts on,” said Blake Casper, CEO of Caspers Company McDonald’s Restaurants. “We are a comfort in the lives of the thousands who see us as a beacon of light during good and challenging times. We will get through this, stronger together.”
About Caspers Company McDonald’s
Caspers Company is a third generation family business run by Blake Casper, his sister Allison Casper Adams, and husband Robby Adams. Their grandfather, Fritz Casper opened the very first McDonald’s in Tampa, FL in the spring of 1958. Now with fifty-three locations in Tampa and ten in Jacksonville, the Casper family continues to hold the values of a people-first culture with commitment to both their employees and their community. For more information, please visit www.casperscompany.com, or follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/casperscompanymcdonalds) for updates on our business, deals, and community involvement.
We have sent all of our volunteers home and have suspended all services except food distribution.
ECHO Brandon and ECHO Riverview are open Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-1.
Families who live within our service boundaries may come 1x per week for a large bag of food.
Our plan is to distribute food until our inventory is totally depleted (approx. 6 weeks from now).
We welcome any and all nonperishable food donations as well as financial contributions.
Seffner Beef O Brady’s
Seffner Beef O’Brady’s remains open. Keep up to date on the take out menu specials from their Facebook page Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Seffner.