Money from all 3 restaurants on June 29 should exceed $10,000
With an uncertain future hanging over the entire seafood industry in Louisiana, Spahr’s Seafood is making a huge sacrifice.
The seafood chain, which consists of three restaurants, will donate all of its proceeds on Tuesday, June 29 to help those in Grand Isle who have been affected by the oil spill.
Donald Spahr, who owns the chain along with Ted Bergeron and Brent Roger, said that profits from all three restaurants should exceed $10,000. That money will be given to Friends of Grand Isle, a non-profit organization that first got its start supporting and aiding residents and small business owners in Grand Isle who were victims of severe storms.
Now, the group is helping those affected by the oil spill.
“Everybody can’t always get down there (Grand Isle) to help, so this is a way that we, and everyone who eats in the restaurant that day can contribute and help those that have been affected by the oil,” Spahr said.
The owners of Spahr’s know what it’s like to have to deal with a tragedy.
Spahr’s first location in Des Allemands burned down in 2002 and it would be four years before the restaurant reopened.
During that four-year period, Spahr’s also opened a location in Thibodaux and one in Houma.
Right now, Spahr said all three restaurants are doing better than ever.
“Our business has actually increased since the oil spill,” he said. “I know we will be affected in the future, but right now, everything’s fine.”
Spahr did say that the restaurant prices have started to increase because of the extra cost associated with finding fresh seafood now.
The locations that will be donating proceeds include:
•Spahr’s Des Allemands
3682 Hwy. 90 East
1400 W. Tunnel Blvd.
601 West 4th St.