Monday, March 23, 2020

[EAT!] Order Takeout or Delivery on Tuesday to Support the Restaurant Industry

COVID-19 poses a significant threat to the future of restaurants, an industry that employs more than 15 million Americans.  In metro Atlanta and across the country, friends, family, co-workers, chefs, servers and countless others now find themselves in incredibly challenging positions.  Many are suddenly out of work while others, still employed, saw their hours, tips and pay drastically cut. 
A coalition of restaurants, including Atlanta's Marlow's Tavern partnered to create the Great American Takeout.  

On Tuesday May 5 (Cinco de Mayo), they’re asking everyone in America to show their support for the restaurant industry and its incredible employees by joining #TheGreatAmericanTakeout and eating at least one delivery or takeout meal. An evolving list of local restaurants offering both delivery & takeout options (many now including beer & wine) can be found here

“This is no longer about the survival of individual restaurants,” stated Russ Bendel, CEO of The Habit Burger Grill, a member of the coalition. “It’s about the future of our industry. And time has run out. Together, we must act to support each other and our communities in unprecedented ways.”  

To get others engaged and garner more attention to the cause, please share your meal on social media, tagged with #TheGreatAmericanTakeout.  
"Join The Great American Takeout, Land O’Lakes Foodservice and TABASCO® brand in supporting local restaurants with a fiesta like no other. On Tuesday, May 5,  order a takeout meal from a Mexican restaurant, post a picture of yourself raising a taco, burrito, cerveza, or margarita to the camera in recognition of the restaurant employees who are keeping us all fed during these challenging times, and you’ll be entered to win one of fifty-five $55 gift cards—courtesy of Land O’Lakes Foodservice and TABASCO® brand. Be sure to use hashtags #TheGreatAmericanTakeout and #sweepstakes, and tag @thegreatamericantakeout on Instagram or @TheGATakeout on Twitter."
Click here for complete rules here. 

The Great American Takeout is only the beginning. Keep supporting our nation’s restaurants by ordering takeout or delivery as often as you can.     

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