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Morgan Freeman joins fight to save restaurants amid pandemic in new ad
PPAMPicture/iStock By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The Independent Restaurant Coalition tapped one of the most recognizable voices in entertainment to capture America's attention and help shine a spotlight on the dark reality of what's at stake for bars and restaurants in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman narrates a new television ad released by the IRC on Monday that calls for help from Congress and the public as restaurants are "facing extinction."His track lines begin over restaurant sounds diners used to hear regularly -- laughs, clinking glasses, line cooks calling orders, music -- juxtaposed with...
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DSW is giving away $10,000 and free shoes for a year to deserving teachers
RiverNorthPhotography/iStock By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Just in time for back to school, DSW is honoring teachers in a beautiful way.The retailer announced it will be giving free shoes for a year and $10,000 to deserving teachers who have stepped up during the coronavirus pandemic.The latest campaign aims to serve as a "thank you" and aid to educators for the upcoming school year.Between now and Aug. 12, customers are being asked to nominate their favorite teachers for a chance to win."We know how difficult the pandemic has been on everyone, especially teachers who are navigating this new...
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Lord & Taylor files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
raw206/iStock By ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Lord & Taylor has become the latest retailer to file for bankruptcy as the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on retail chains and sales around the country.The company filed for bankruptcy protection in the Eastern Court of Virginia on Sunday."Today, we announced or search for a new owner who believes in our legacy and values," the company said in a statement on its website. "Part of our announcement also includes filing for Chapter 11 protection to overcome the unprecedented strain the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on our business."Just last year Lord & Taylor...
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