A lot of people have been posting on social media about helping their local restaurants by ordering take-out and delivery meals. Some of the delivery services are even offering lower or no fees for a few weeks to encourage it.
Now, a large group of national restaurants wants to take the idea across the country with what they’re calling The Great American Takeout on Tuesday, March 24. And yes, of course, there’s a hashtag #thegreatamericantakeout
Many. many people are out of work right now and likely can’t afford such luxuries, but if you can afford it, ordering from your favorite restaurant with a takeout meal Tuesday is a great way to show support.
Restaurants backing the big event tomorrow make a long list. Here it is, I’ve bolded the ones I know operate in the Chicago area:
Veggie Grill, Chicken Salad Chick, Blaze Pizza, Upward Projects, Pacific Catch, Panera Bread, BJ’s Restaurants and Brewhouse, Noodles & Company, Outback, El Torito, Jason’s Deli, The Habit Burger Grill, The Cheesecake Factory, Lemonade, Modern Market, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, Tocaya Organica, Torchy’s Tacos, Chevys Fresh Mex, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, Del Taco, Primanti Brothers, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, California Pizza Kitchen, Shari’s Restaurants, Beefsteak, Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, ZaLat Pizza, Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill, California Tortilla, Qdoba Mexican Eats, Curry Up Now, Urbane Café, Paris Baguette, IHOP, Applebee’s, Dickeys Barbecue Pit, Mountain Mike’s Pizza, Coco’s Restaurant & Bakery, Carrow’s Restaurants, Black Bear Diner, Good Times Burgers, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Miguel’s Restaurant & Miguel’s Jr., Wild Wing Cafe, Green Leaf Chop Shop, and CityRange Steakhouse Grill.
I’m sure any restaurant still open would appreciate your support.