5 ways you can support independant restaurants and bars
We know the latest wave of COVID is taking a devastating toll on many of our readers who own or work in restaurants and bars. There’s never a good time for a new variant to make our friends and colleagues sick, and we recognize that the timing of this surge, which would normally be some of the busiest weeks of the year, is overwhelming. While we continue to fight for replenishment, we want to acknowledge the immense strain of this moment. We have created a support center with some helpful links for ways to support employees, colleagues and yourself.
For those of you that are restaurant and bar supporters, or are in restaurant-related industries, your support of these independent businesses is more important now than ever before.
Here are a few things you can do:
CALL CONGRESS at 202-224-3121 and ask them to Replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.
EMAIL CONGRESS by following this link and entering your information.
ORDER TAKEOUT directly from your neighborhood restaurants and bars when available.
SHARE YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT on social media and encourage friends, family and elected leaders to take action and support these beloved places.
MAKE A MONTHLY DONATION to the IRC to help support the fight to replenish the RRF. As a thank you for making a recurring monthly donation of $25 or more, you’ll receive an exclusive recipe collection from Chefs Ashley Christensen, Hugh Acheson, Katie Button, Marcus Samuelsson, Naomi Pomeroy, Steven Satterfield, and more, along with spirits pros Ivy Mix and Alex Day. It makes a great present for your favorite restaurant lovers.
Thank you for all you’ve done to support the 500,000 independent restaurants and bars nationwide, and the 11 million people they employ. We continue to be grateful for this community and wish you all the best in the coming year.