Employees at The Wydown (1924 14th St. NW) have something new on the menu: health insurance.
The coffee shop on Jan. 1 rolled out an insurance plan for employees who work 30 hours per week and have worked there at least two months. In the world of single-location coffee shops, offering insurance is somewhat of an oddity, said sibling co-owners Alex and Chad McCracken.
“I think it is somewhat rare for a coffee bar to offer insurance,” Alex said. “We’re lucky enough to have a good location and we’re pretty busy, so it works.”