McMenamins Statement

March 17, 2020

Today, we’re taking the necessary and unprecedented step of temporarily closing the doors of all of our McMenamins locations in Oregon and Washington for the next several weeks. The one exception: Our 23rd Ave. Bottle Shop in Portland will remain open for to-go sales of beer, wine and spirits. It’s taken a lifetime to build this company, together with the help of our employees and customers. This is something none of us ever could have anticipated. After exploring all options, we are temporarily laying off nearly 3,000 employees – almost everyone at the company – effective March 17.  This is drastic, but necessary; given the situation, a temporary layoff allows our employees to get unemployment as quickly as possible, keep benefits, and return to work with paid time-off intact. Our goal is to rehire our employees as soon as we possibly can when this extraordinary episode ends. And we are confident it will end. Until then, we thank you for your support and understanding and look forward to gathering with you again soon. – McMenamins