Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka joined Don and Audible employees on March 4 at Fresh Coast, a popular restaurant with employees, to mark the 30,000th visit by Audible’s weekly lunch program aimed at supporting neighborhood businesses.
Every Wednesday, hundreds of Audible employees receive a $15 voucher card that can be used at 22 local restaurants participating in Lunch Out Wednesday. The program, launched in 2017, has seen 90% employee participation and injected hundreds of thousands of dollars into the Newark economy.
Audible will soon leverage the technology of MoCaFi, a Newark Venture Partners portfolio company, to provide a card services program that will seamlessly execute transactions with each participating restaurant’s point-of-sale system and expand the list of participating restaurants.
Read more about the event and Lunch Out Wednesday here.
While the Newark office is closed in response to the coronavirus, Audible will continue to support Newark small businesses and the local community during the shutdown by providing our Lunch Out Wednesday restaurants with ongoing financial support matching their average weekly revenue from Audible.
Stopped by Fresh Coast on Raymond Blvd. with @Don_Katz CEO of @audible_com, @AnibalRamosJr, @NewarkAlliance_’s Aisha Glover. This is 1 of 22 businesses participating in Audible's lunch out Wednesday program, where they give employees a stipend to eat at local Newark restaurants. pic.twitter.com/SoOY8RQiJe
— Ras J. Baraka (@rasjbaraka) March 4, 2020