Original Tommy’s is delivering 2,000 meals to healthcare workers and first responders, including the Pasadena Police Department, this week.
Police stations and hospitals across the region will receive 60 orders of chili burgers and fries.
Restaurants are an essential business. However, dine in portions of eateries have been closed, and many of them now are now filling take-out orders.
“Everyone is affected by the coronavirus, and so many businesses are suffering during the quarantine, but we want to thank the women and men who are caring for us,” said Tommy’s COO Robert Castaneda, Original.
The San Gabriel Valley Medical Center will also receive a food delivery. Huntington Hospital is not the on the list, which also includes Arcadia’s Methodist Hospital.
Monrovia-based Original Tommy’s was launched in the 1940s by Tom Koulax.
The chain has grown from its humble beginnings as a tiny hot dog and burger shack at Beverly and Rampart boulevards in Los Angeles to more than 34 locales in Southern California and Nevada.