Support your local restaurants and breweries during COVID-19

Team Cone is proud to do business with the fine bars, restaurants, and stores throughout our 22-county distribution territory. When we work to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital each year, many of these businesses help us in some form or fashion. These people and their employees are more than simply our customers, they are our friends.  Since Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has ordered bars and nightclubs to close and limited restaurants to takeout orders only in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, these businesses have been hit hard and many are now struggling to keep the doors open and support their employees.

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Grab some takeout to enjoy with your favorite movie.

 

To help these businesses, we encourage our Team Cone teammates and the community at large – if you are considering ordering takeout, many of the restaurants on this list could really use that extra takeout order or that gratuity. These fine eateries and businesses are serving the same great food we’ve grown to love, the plates have simply changed to take-home containers.

 

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Check with the bar – some may offer beer to go in growlers or crowlers.

 

We are posting a list of the bars and restaurants in our community (from Brooksville and Spring Hill to The Villages to Gainesville to Lake City to Tallahassee) that are still working to serve takeout orders. If you have any questions about whether a business is open, then please reach out to them directly, since the COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly.

BAR and RESTAURANT LIST

This list is sorted by city. If you live in any of the 22 counties that Team Cone serves (complete list of our counties is here), you may search for your city or zip code. If you have any questions about using this list, then please use the form on our Contact Us page to reach out or email us directly at info at conedist dot com.

These are the businesses that many of us have asked for help, donations, and sponsorships for little league teams, school field trips, and fundraising nights. Now they are hoping that you will consider them when you need a break from cooking, a takeout dinner date, or just a change of pace in your quarantine routine. These local businesses are working hard to maintain their livelihoods in this challenging environment during COVID-19.

We ask you to please join our team and teammates in supporting these businesses during COVID-19 and beyond.

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Team Cone Rib Sale 2018

Team Cone Rib Sale 2018

Team Cone is proud to announce the annual 2018 Rib Sale is going on now and open to the public.  For a $20, Team Cone is selling a slab of ribs, cooked and packaged for pickup.  All proceeds will go to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The details:

Please purchase tickets to the 2018 Rib Sale by calling (352) 732-4111 and asking about Rib Sale Tickets.  Then come to Team Cone’s Ocala office at 500 NW 27th Avenue in Ocala to pick up and pay for tickets.  Next bring those tickets with you to AMF Galaxy West Lanes (1818 Southwest 17th Street in Ocala) on Saturday, April 28th to pick up the ribs.  Pickup will be available from 10am until 2pm – look for the Cone Distributing group.  Finally, go home and savor your ribs!

*Please order tickets to the Rib Sale by Monday, April 23rd to ensure an accurate ticket count.  TICKETS ARE LIMITED. Thank you!
*Questions?*  Please call or email!

The reason:

Team Cone has committed to giving back with caring to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  In 2017, Team Cone raised $51,000 for the groundbreaking care center and has committed to a larger donation in 2018.

The cause:

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, is one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more around the world have benefited from the research conducted at St. Jude – research that is shared freely with the global medical community. No family ever pays St. Jude for anything.

 

2018 Team Cone Rib Sale

Team Cone donates $51,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Cone Distributing (Team Cone) donates $51,000 to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

After numerous company-wide fundraisers and events held throughout Team Cone’s 22-county footprint, employees and leadership teammates are elated to give this donation to the children’s charity that has helped so many families.  To date, Team Cone has donated over $186,000 dollars to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital – with increasing donations each year since 2010.

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Team Cone’s leadership team stands with the company’s 2017 donation to St. Jude.

“At Team Cone, one of Core Values is to Give Back With Caring, so we feel that this is a great cause to give to,” Vice President of Sales Charlie Ingrilli remarked.  “We challenged our teammates and they responded with pride and vigor.”  2017 marks a company record for the most money that Team Cone has ever raised for the charity hospital.

Ingrilli says that Team Cone will attempt to break the company record for Saint Jude fundraising with the 2018 campaign.

 

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About Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, is one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more around the world have benefited from the research conducted at St. Jude – research that is shared freely with the global medical community. No family ever pays St. Jude for anything.

 

 

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About Cone Distributing
Founded by Douglas P. Cone, Jr. in 1985, Cone Distributing (Team Cone) began business with selling five brands of beer in four rural counties. The company expanded territory and suppliers and has not stopped since, building the largest geographic footprint in the state for a Florida beer distributor. Today Team Cone sells beer from over 40 suppliers in 22 Florida counties from a state-of-the-art facility in Ocala and a facility in Tallahassee. Cone Distributing’s goal is to operate a World Class company, distinguishing itself by doing the Right Thing the Right Way All the Time.

Team Cone donates canine to help Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

Cone Distributing donates canine named “Brew” to Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

Eastpoint, FL – Cone Distributing (Team Cone) has donated a one-year-old Belgian Malinois to support the drug enforcement efforts of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.  The dog, named “Brew” in reference to the beer distributor, will be used to combat street drugs in the county.

Franklin County Sheriff AJ Smith told a local news outlet that the dog would be used to combat the meth epidemic in Franklin County.  Brew will be part of the Sheriff’s “We Don’t Meth Around” campaign, providing canine support in tracking offenders.

Team Cone is proud to make this donation as part of the company’s Core Values.  One the company’s nine Core Values is “Giving Back With Caring.”  Team Cone wishes Brew, his handlers, and law enforcement officers great success in protecting the communities of Franklin County.

Photos from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page.

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Brew standing proudly with his handler.
Brew standing proudly with his handler, Deputy Brenna Hauversburk.