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8020 Concepts Creates EVERYBODY EATS Initiative to Feed Unemployed Individuals in DFW

8020 Concepts Creates EVERYBODY EATS Initiative to Feed Unemployed Individuals in DFW

WHAT: Everybody Eats gives free meals to families of individuals laid off due to Covid-19

WHEN: Monday-Friday, 6pm-9pm

WHERE: Hero by HG Sply Co., Victory Plaza, 3090 Olive St., Suite B110, Dallas, TX 75219

HOW: Drive through on Valor PL. Going West on Nowitzki, take a right on Valor. Going East on Nowitzki, go Left on Valor

WHO: Elias Pope, Founder 8020 Concepts will be available for interviews

March 19, 2020 – Dallas, TX – In response to the rapid closure of restaurants and subsequent job loss for service industry employees due to Covid-19, 8020 Concepts saw first-hand the immediate struggle individuals are facing in this crisis – many people are uncertain where their next meal will come from. 8020 Concepts has created theEverybody Eats initiative to provide free meals to families of individuals that have been laid off or displaced due to the virus.

The insight behind Everyone Eats is that across the 5 (functioning) restaurants in 8020’s portfolio, they have kitchen infrastructure, cooking expertise, and logistics ability to feed a large number of people. By turning their restaurants into food production and distribution centers, they can help alleviate the pain point of access to food as people struggle with under-employment during this crisis. 8020 Concepts alone has over 500 displaced employees and the total number across DFW numbers in the 10’s of thousands.

8020 Concepts is a DFW restaurant group founded in 2013 on the premise of serving others above all else. Although the Covid-19 spread has required 8020 to close their dining rooms to the public, their kitchens will remain open and their desire to serve others has turned into a necessity.

About 8020 Concepts: 8020 was founded on a shared understanding that HOSPITALITY by definition, is the giving of oneself for the betterment of others. HG SPLY CO, the original location on Greenville Ave, opened in May of 2013. Elias Pope has grown the company into the Fort Worth, Rockwall/Heath, and Trophy Club communities with brands like Hero by HG SPLY CO, Standard Service, and Leelas Wine Bar. Elias Pope says – “In 2013 we didn’t set out to start a hospitality company, we wanted to be in the People business, we just chose to do it through the hospitality industry”.

For more information on the Everybody Eats initiative or if you are interested in sponsoring, please visit