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Put helping restaurants on your menu

Here are a few ways you can help support restaurants right now.

BY RSVP December 10,2020

We are are graced with so many incredible places to eat. On top of that, restaurant owners are some of the most active business leaders in our community, always looking for ways to give back to those in need.

Restaurateurs are cut from a different cloth. When choosing to open a food establishment, they do not do it for the money; they do it to provide communities with culture, places to entertain and aide in creating long-lasting memories for all of us.

As our restaurant community is faced with another round of government mandates, many of our local consumers are reaching out and asking how they can help.

Here are a few ways you can help support restaurants right now.

The power of gift cards

As we enter the holiday season, one way you can help your favorite restaurant is by purchasing gift cards. This does three amazing things with one transaction.

First, you provide restaurants with money to continue their operations. This cash-in-hand helps pay employees, overhead, bills, you name it. It is a great way to support.

The second advantage is you now have provided a friend, family member or co-worker with an awesome gift. If you know someone’s favorite restaurant or coffee shop, you are sure to make someone smile.

Finally, you have helped a small business and made someone super happy!

Post positive reviews online 

Providing positive reviews for your favorite restaurant goes a lot further than most of us may think.

By leaving positive reviews on Instagram, Facebook or Google, you help increase a restaurants' search engine optimization and provide other consumers who are looking to try a new place the ability to get a taste of what to expect.

In as little as two minutes and with only 50 words, you can help direct others to support your favorite restaurants.

Pick up food and use alternate options

When consumers choose to pick up food, it helps restaurants more than we think.

Third-party delivery companies – though very helpful – take upwards of 30% for every transaction. This results in restaurants having to pay money each time someone chooses a third party to deliver their food.

Many restaurants in our area provide their own delivery. Restaurants have invested tens of thousands of dollars/euros to ensure their customers are protected by purchasing sanitizing equipment.

As you can see, there are many ways to help our restaurants during this difficult time. They have always served us.