All health care workers and volunteers received individual hot, sealed meals
Glendale, AZ (RestaurantNews.com) Continuing its mission to give back, on Monday, February 15, representatives from Barrio Queen – the Valley’s popular restaurant that serves authentic Mexican fare – were on site at State Farm Stadium vaccination site, donating 400+ individual sealed hot meals for all volunteers and health care workers. State Farm Stadium is one of the state-run COVID-19 vaccination sites.
The health care workers and volunteers were able to choose from a Pork Chile Verde Bowl, a Pork Chile Rojo Bowl, or a Veggie Tamales topped with Queen Sauce.
“We appreciate everyone who is working to keep Arizonans healthy and safe, and this was just one small way we felt we could say thank you for all they are doing,” says Linda Nash and Steve Rosenfield, Barrio Queen’s owners.
Barrio Queen has always made it a mission to give back, and was one of the first restaurants to quickly react and lend a helping hand in any way it could since the very beginning of the pandemic. Since March 2020, the restaurant has donated food to help the health care heroes who were working around the clock at HonorHealth Hospitals, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Banner Health, and Valleywise. The drops always also included gift cards and T-shirts.
Barrio Queen also created a co-branded shirt with Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Sold on the Barrio Queen website, 100% of the sales are donated then donated to that hospital.
And, since the very beginning of the pandemic, Barrio Queen has offered 20% off to all medical personnel as a thank you, a promotion which continues to this day. They simply need to show their medical badge for the discount.
“We feel it’s our duty to help and give back in any way we can,” says Nash and Rosenfield.
About Barrio Queen
Barrio Queen was created by owners Linda Nash and Steven Rosenfield to bring authentic Southern Mexican fare and culture to the Valley. In addition to its family recipes, the restaurant is known for its unique drinks and extensive tequila and mezcal menus. Current locations include: Barrio Queen-Scottsdale, 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Ste. 105, Scottsdale, AZ 85251/480.656.4197; Barrio Queen-Gilbert, Heritage Marketplace, 388 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234/480.634.5025; Barrio Queen-North Phoenix, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050/480.4667445; Barrio Queen-Queen Creek, 21156 S. Ellsworth Loop Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142/480.825.7931; and Barrio Queen-Tempe Marketplace, 31 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 8528/480.912.4052; Barrio Queen-Glendale 7640 W. Bell Rd. Glendale, AZ 85308. For more information, visit www.barrioqueen.com.