Jack Allen’s Employee Relief Fund

Dear Guests,


We’ve been hard at work on an employee relief fund to provide whatever assistance we can to our team members as we all face this public health crisis together.


After considering and vetting all options available, we have identified four trusted organizations that we believe are best positioned to provide emergency aid to our team members. Each of the four is an established 501c3 that has a proven track record of fiscal responsibility and doing things right in the best interest of frontline restaurant workers. We hope you will support one or more of them.


You’ve shown everyone here so much love and support over the years, and now our team needs you more than ever. Any amount will make a difference — think of it as a “tip” when it’s needed most.


Jack and Tom


Southern Smoke

Dedicated to providing emergency assistance money directly to people in need in the food and beverage industry.


Donate to the Southern Smoke Austin Relief Fund in the link below, and when you make your gift, in the drop-down menu that reads:


“(Optional) Use this donation for,” please select Austin Relief Fund.


Southern Smoke is a 501c3 that provides grants for family support assistance, medical bills, and other immediate needs. You can learn more about Southern Smoke here.


United States Bartenders’ Guild

United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) has established a Bartender Emergency Assistance Program that issues emergency grants to bartenders and their families whose employment has been affected by COVID-19.


The USBG Charitable Foundation is a respected 501c3 in our industry and you can learn more about it here.


CORE: Children of Restaurant Employees

CORE is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting food and beverage industry employees with children, has established a fund for eligible beneficiaries diagnosed with COVID-19.


Since 2004, CORE has distributed more than $4 million to restaurant industry workers with families and you can learn more about CORE here.


Another Round, Another Rally

Another Round, Another Rally is providing $500 emergency direct grants to hospitality workers whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19.


Another Round, Another Rally is a 501c3 that provides financial assistance, emergency relief, and scholarships to hospitality workers. Learn more about them here.


Give the gift of Jack!

Another way our community can further support our staff and future operations is through the purchase of gift cards. Right now, for every $50 in gift cards you purchase online, we will give you back a $10 bonus card to JAK’s!