EatertainMint Events has partnered up with Food & Beverage Magazine and Food + Travel to declare March 18, 2020, as National Carryout Day. National Carryout Day will kick off #CarryoutWednesday. The companies are coming together to ask communities to continue to order by calling the restaurant or ordering through a favorite app.
As the coronavirus continues, several communities have stopped dine-in options at restaurants, and the hospitality industry is struggling. Carryout will help restaurants stay afloat and keep us safe with social distancing.
“All of us must do our part to keep our hospitality industry afloat during these trying times, creating this takeout experience will adhere to the social distancing while at the same time doing our part to support our local eateries,” said Michael Politz, Publisher of Food & Beverage Magazine. “We have a common goal for our hospitality community-keeping jobs and livelihoods moving forward. We are optimistic that our industry will recover but for now, we hope that we stand undivided to help each other through these unprecedented times.”
Locals can buy gift cards to use at a future date — even if you don’t want to leave your home, you can do this over the phone and often online. The three brands have supported the restaurant industry through publications and events, and are looking to spread awareness to help the hospitality industry.
Moving forward, Food + Travel will continue to highlight restaurants on social media to promote #CarryoutWednesday. National Carryout Day will take place on the third Wednesday of March.
“I’ve been working with the hospitality industry since I was 14,” said Matt Hensler, Founder of EatertainMint Events. “We know how hard the hospitality industry is being hit, so we wanted to partner with Food & Beverage Magazine and Food + Travel to help drive people to order carry out for their wellness, but still helping the industry.”
Simply place an order for takeout or delivery and use #NationalCarryoutDay or #CarryoutWednesday to showcase your favorite restaurant.
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