ldquoAfter seeing the fires werenrsquot dying down it became a more highly organized effort with the cooperation of the fire departmentrdquo Maria Pourteymour of Luna Grill says

“After seeing the fires weren’t dying down, it became a more highly organized effort with the cooperation of the fire department,” Maria Pourteymour of Luna Grill says.

True hospitality showcased during San Diego wildfires

Stone Brewing Co., headquartered in Escondido, also was forced to evacuate from May 15-17. The top 20 U.S. brewery by sales volume posted a time-lapse video of the approaching wildfires to its social media accounts.

For Maria Pourteymour and many of her Luna Grill team members, the transition from normal daily operations to emergency community volunteers happened almost instantly.

The family-owned fast-casual restaurant chain with 11 locations in and around San Diego was put to the test in mid-May when wildfires swept through the area. Two stores were forced to close and evacuate, and others became meet-up spots with free beverages for local residents forced to evacuate their homes and watch the

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