Allied Solutions is doing its share to support Carmel area restaurants and provide a perk to employees as well.
“The Carmel community is home to us,” Allied Solutions CEO Pete Hilger stated. “This is where more than 600 of our employees are based. These restaurants play a vital role in our community and we wanted to support them during this challenging time, while also creating an opportunity to give back to our employees. It’s a win, win.”
Allied Solutions recently purchased $33,000 in gift cards from 11 restaurants to help give business a lift during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Carmel restaurants include Woody’s Library Restaurant, Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream, Muldoon’s, Bazbeaux Pizza, Pint Room, Fork + Ale House, Burgerhaus, Savor, HotBox Pizza, Donatello’s Italian Restaurant and Agave. Various amounts of gift cards were purchased from each restaurant. The gift cards will go to Allied’s employees working in the Carmel headquarters so they can continue to enjoy the downtown and Midtown dining establishments.
“It’s nice for a local business to support local restaurants in the restaurant industry in a time of need,” Muldoon’s co-owner Debbie Wineberg said. “We thought initially their employees could use them at lunch, but we learned many of the employees live in Carmel so they can come in with their families.”
Amy Long, co-owner of Fork + Ale House, said Allied Solutions has been an amazing partner in Midtown.
“As business owners, my husband, Chris and I definitely feel the company’s desire for wanting our business to thrive,” Long stated. “We couldn’t ask for a better business to have right upstairs from us.”
Amy Hearn, Allied Solutions vice president of marketing and communications, said this is a way for the company to provide support to its neighbors.
“In addition to what we do in the community to support the arts, through the pandemic we’ve supported food banks and we’ve done different things,” Hearn said.
Hearn said Hilger understood the restaurant community in Midtown and downtown Carmel was hard hit by pandemic.
“The idea came from our CEO that this will be a great thing to do to help the community but also help our employees by offering this as another perk or incentive,” Hearn said. “It seems a natural thing to do to give back since we were fortunate to have a good year in 2020 when so many other companies did not.”