Laclede's Landing newcomer Kimchi Guys is teaming up with Sysco and the St. Patrick Center, an organization that helps individuals with unstable housing, to bring meals both to hospitality workers in need and those who work with the St. Patrick Center.
Every Tuesday through May 12, anyone who works for or was recently employed in the hospitality industry – food, beverage, lodging or event planning – can head to Kimchi Guys for a free meal: a Korean fried chicken sandwich with chips and a side of kimchi.
"We just wanted to do something that was a little more positive in the community," says Munsok So, president and CEO of So Hospitality Group, which owns Kimchi Guys and Drunken Fish.
So says that right now, the entire restaurant community is struggling, and everyone needs to come together to make it through this difficult time.
Look for a bibimbap bowl, bulgogi Philly, dumplings, Korean nachos and more.
"I think it's just a tough time period right now," So says. "Hopefully we can weather this through."
All hospitality workers can receive the free meal with a recent paystub or uniform. While the meal is free, Kimchi Guys is suggesting donations of canned foods or bottled water to, in turn, donate to the St. Patrick Center.
Those who wish to claim a meal should call Kimchi Guys 30 minutes in advance so they can prepare the meal. Meals will be available on Tuesdays from 11am to 8pm.
Kimchi Guys, 612 N. 2nd St., Laclede's Landing, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.766.4456, kimchiguys.com