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We're Open, Tallahassee: Rankin Tacos participating in Kearney Center's Drive-In Movie fundraiser

Posted at 7:56 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 19:57:02-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — With the economic uncertainties from the coronavirus, we here at ABC 27 are shining a light on businesses that are doing their part to help out the community while keeping their business open.

Roger Rankin opened "Rankin Tacos" as a food truck three years ago and in February, he opened a brick and mortar location on Allen Road.

The following month the pandemic hit.

Since reopening two months ago, Rankin has taken lots of precautions to keep his employees and customers safe.

"Wearing masks, disinfecting, washing hands, keeping folks outside eating, spreading out," said Rankin.

Rankin has also been giving back in different ways, like giving teachers a discounted rate, and will be participating in the upcoming Drive-In Movie Night to benefit The Kearney Center.

"We've always done events with schools where we give percentages back, we plan on doing that again at the Kearney Center event just so we can give back," Rankin said. "We actually opened our spot right next to where they opened a temporary shelter when they closed the Kearney Center, so we've seen firsthand what's going on in the community."

Rankin says he will be donating 10 percent of what they make that night to the Kearney Center.

The Drive-In Movie Night is happening on July 31.

If you're a business supporting our community, we want to hear from you.

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This is not just Tallahassee. South Georgia small businesses, we want to hear from you too!

Click on the We're Open, Tallahassee tab at the top of the ABC 27 website. Then, tell us your story by filling out the section to the right.

It's our way of letting people know you are open for business, and how they can support you.

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