'Falling through the cracks': What restaurant workers, owners need to get through winter

“Pre-pandemic, if you couldn’t get your shift covered, you were required to come in sick. Now we can’t do that anymore.” – Caylea Jenkins

Who We Are

Restaurant Opportunities Center United is all about connecting people in the restaurant industry who have an active interest in making it work for everyone. They are a non-profit organization fighting to improve wages and working conditions for the Nation’s restaurant force. 

The Asheville hub was founded out of the immense need for resources for our restaurant workers due to the COVID-19 crisis. We aim to unite every worker, Front and Back of house, manager and owners, under the same banner of taking our city back and making it work for us. It is time to make a change, will you join us?