Dons Together Apart

As the world continues to manage the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, USF alumni are stepping up to be of service to their communities.


As our alumni and alumni community continue to manage the impacts of the global pandemic, our community stands committed to being in service of others.

"The shut-down will be a tremendous challenge for our industry to overcome. If this goes much into the new year, the impact could be catastrophic. We thank God for our hard-working employees and guests who have kept us in business. We have been in the City for 84 years. Thank God for the friends we've had to visit us, and for the delivery services who will safely bring warm meals to be enjoyed over the holidays.  This has changed restaurants forever, but what will not change is our industry's commitment to caring for our employees and guests." John Duggan Sr. '63

Support our Alumni Owned Restaurants

31st Union, San Mateo

  • Alumna: Susan Drucker MA ’00
  • Address: 25 South Ellsworth, San Mateo, CA 94001 
  • Hours: Mon- Fri from 11:00 am-8:00 pm Sat-Sun from 10:00 am-8:00 pm
  • 31stunion.com
  • Order Online: eatreadymade.com

Alido’s, San Francisco

  • Alumna: Jennifer Trent ’00
  • Address: 671 El Camino Real South San Francisco, CA 94080
  • Hours: Fri-Sat from 11 am-8 pm and Sun from 11 am-6 pm for pickup, takeout, and delivery via Grubhub
  • Place your weekly advance orders: alidosrestaurant.com

CREAM, Various Locations

  • Alumnus: Ghassan Shamieh ’11
  • Address: California, Colorado, Florida
  • creamnation.com

Eko Kitchen, San Francisco

  • Alumna: Simileoluwa Adebajo MS ’18
  • Hours: Sunday only. Delivery and Take-out from 4-8 pm
  • ekokitchensf

Ha Long Pho Noodle House, Honolulu

  • Alumna: Janice Nguyen ’02
  • Address: 1414 Dillingham Blvd., Ste. 101, Honolulu HI H
  • Hours: Mon-Sat from 9 am-8 pm
  • halongnoodle.com

Little Gem Belgian Waffles, San Francisco

  • Alumna: Janelle Wong ’04
  • Address: 2468 Telegraph Ave A, Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Hours: Mon-Sun from 3-11 pm, takeout, and delivery. 
  • littlegemwaffles.com

Mayes Oyster House, San Francisco

  • Alumnus: Matthew Corvi ’99
  • Address: 1233 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 
  • Friends with Benedict Brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday from 9 am-3 pm

Original Joes, Various Locations

  • Alumnus: John Duggan Jr. '96 and John Duggan Sr. '63
  • Address: 601 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133 and 11 Glenwood Ave, Daly City, CA 94015
  • Open daily from 11:30 am-9 pm 
  • Take-out, curbside pick-up, small group catering, and a grab & go market with fresh, frozen, and dry grocery items.
  • originaljoes.com

Palio D’Asti, San Francisco

  • Alumnus: Martin DiGrande ’06
  • Address: 640 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111
  • Hours: Mon-Fri from 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Order online at paliosf.com or on Caviar, Postmates and DoorDash.

Perle Wine Bar, Oakland

  • Alumnus: Robert Lam ’93
  • Address: 2058 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA 94611
  • Hours: Perle in Montclair: Tue-Sun from 4-7 pm; Perle in Jack London Square: Tue- Sun from 3-8 pm 
  • perlewinebar.com

Pop’s Sandwich Shop, San Francisco

  • Alumnus: Jeffrey Spiegel ’90
  • Address: 737 Portola Drive San Francisco, CA 94127
  • Hours: Mon-Fri from 11 am-4 pm
  • pops-sandwichshop.com

Quantum Microgreens, Online

Rambler Bar & Bistro, San Francisco

Red Tavern, San Francisco

  • Alumnus: Igor Litvak ’09, MS ’10
  • Address: 2229 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121
  • Hours: Mon-Fri from 5-8 pm and Sat-Sun from 3-8 pm
  • redtavernsf.com

Round Table Pizza, San Francisco

  • Alumnus: Jeffrey Spiegel ’90
  • Address: 737 Portola Drive San Francisco, CA 94127
  • Hours: Mon-Sun from 11 am-10 pm
  • roundtablepizza.com

San Francisco’s Hometown Creamery, San Francisco

  • Alumnus: Adar Halil JD ’14
  • Address: 1290 9th Ave San Francisco, CA 94122
  • Hours: Inner Sunset,12-9 pm
  • VW bus is operating in Marina Green Park on Fri-Sun from 11:30 am - 5 pm
  • sfhometowncreamery.com

Sri Thai Restaurant, Dublin

  • Alumnus: John Sorroche ’88
  • Address: 4930 Dublin Blvd, Suite 620, Dublin, California 94568
  • Hours: Mon-Fri from 11:30 am-3 pm and 5:30-9 pm; Sat-Sun from 11:30 am-9:30 pm 
  • srithaidublin.com

Thai Tamarind Restaurant, Belmont

  • Alumnus: Kenneth Pizzi MPS ’00
  • Restaurant: Address: 1316 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002
  • Hours: Mon-Sat from 11 am-2:30 pm and 5-9 pm
  • thaitamarindrestaurant.com

Wurstkuche, Los Angeles

  • Alumnus: Joseph Pitruzzelli ’05
  • Address: 800 E. 3rd st at Traction Los Angeles, CA 90013 
  • Address: 625 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90291
  • Hours: Daily from 11:30 am-9:30 pm
  • wurstkuche.com

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