Schroeder tweeted about what she’d do to move past being quarantined during the pandemic. “I’m willing to go back to waitressing at SUR for this quarantine to be over. Honestly— at this point, I’d pay to put on that SUR dress and clock in,” she joked on Twitter.
SUR manager, Peter Madrigal had an offer for her, “1-6!!!!!!” Most of Schroeder’s Twitter followers found the tweet to be light and funny. However, SUR assistant manager Danica Dow saw no humor in Schroeder’s comment. “While Tom & Tom are raising money for their employees, you’re kind of insulting this pandemic that has left everyone at sur having to file for unemployment. Everyone at sur is struggling while you’re insensitively cracking jokes & sitting pretty in your new house smh,” she responded.
One former SUR hostess agreed
Former SUR hostess, Billie Lee agreed with Dow. “The SUR employees are not doing good. The people with fame and power need to step up and help like both Toms did for their employees,” she replied.
Several people also agreed. “Good for you Danica,” one person wrote. “Thank you for speaking up to. I’m a server out of work in Chicago, and you’re the only newbie I like on the show now.” Another person added, “I thought the same thing. Like she’s SOOOO above serving at Sur but would reduce herself to it to end a global pandemic… Geez get a clue.”
However, others saw it as a lighthearted comment. Some even lashed back out at Dow. “Really @Danicadowww ?!? Jealous much?!? @stassi has MORE THAN put in her time—both in the restaurant AND the show. You are just being put on there right now as a ‘filler.’ Be grateful anyone knows your name.”
Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval donate Cameo proceeds to help restaurant workers
Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz, partners in the West Hollywood gastropub TomTom offered to donate money procured through Cameo orders to restaurant workers.
Sandoval shared a video and post on Instagram. “Millions of people in the restaurant industry are out of work bc of #covıd19 including our @tomtom Family, @twschwa and I are donating 100% of our earnings from cameo to our TomTom Staff & matching the amount up to $10,000!! Book ur @cameo today and get a personalized message from the #2toms !! -❤️LINK IN BIO ❤️-Thank u so much everyone! Stay safe! We love u!”
Fans can order a personalized Cameo from Schwartz and Sandoval for $150. The duo added, “Raising $$ for the amazing Employees of TomTom! Matching the first $10k so request us for a fun video from the both of us!”
The first 20 people who placed Cameo orders received personalized, autographed hats from the guys. These retail for $50 a piece and they are not even sold at TomTom yet!” Sandoval said. And while Schwartz and Sandoval said they would customize their Cameo for fans, there’s one thing they won’t do. “We’re not going to kiss,” Schwartz insists, with both citing social distancing would be practiced during the Cameos.