The Whitney restaurant offers sales program to benefit retired police and firefighters
As the city of Detroit heads toward Chapter 9 bankruptcy, The Whitney Restaurant has unveiled a program to help retired police and firefighters.
The program is called 9×9.
During the month of August the restaurant, in a mansion in Midtown Detroit, will offer 9% off on all ala carte dining. The Whitney will donate 9% of its total August ala carte receipts to assist retired police and firefighters who may lose part of their pensions in bankruptcy.
In a press release announcing the program, Bud Liebler, owner of The Whitney said: “We hope our 9X9 program will encourage more diners to come in because they’ll be helping their fellow citizens get over some very tough hurdles. We also hope other restaurants and businesses will join us in this effort. If we all help each other through this bankruptcy, we can turn “9” into Detroit’s favorite number.”
Liebler hopes to raise a minimum $10,000 through the program. If successful, it could be extended into future months, according to Liebler.