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8 Ways to Support Restaurants During the Holiday Season

By December 15, 2020Uncategorized
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  • Order Takeout & Delivery

Support local restaurants that you can enjoy at home!  If physically dining in is not an option, many restaurants are still offering takeout and delivery options.

  • Order Directly from Restaurants

Most third party ordering platforms take a commission from orders placed.  Before ordering from one of the brand name online ordering sites, try contacting your favorite restaurants directly by phone or online (website, social media platforms, etc) to see if you can order directly from them to give them a larger percentage of your payment.  

If you know a local restaurant depending on third party platforms only, contact us.  SIDEKICK offers an in-house, commission free online ordering platform.

  • Purchase Gift Cards

Buying gift cards from your favorite, local restaurant immediately supports them.  With the holiday season, many will be running promos for gift cards purchased.  Restaurant gift cards make wonderful teacher, friend, in-law, and family gifts.

  • Support Them on Social Media

Sharing a restaurant’s post or posting your own positive feedback about a particular restaurant allows them to reach potential new customers.  A simple like or share makes a big difference!

  • Write a positive review on Google My Business

Google My Business offers small businesses like restaurants an array of resources to help them navigate during COVID-19.  GMB helps locals discover restaurants that in their local area.  It also helps customers make important decisions by reading past guests reviews.  

  • Order a Holiday Meal

Restaurants are continuing to get creative during the pandemic and many are offering pre-packaged family meals during the holiday season.  Other years this may not have been offered, but Christmas dinner, breakfast or lunch may be an option to pickup!  Even if during a week leading up to the holidays, order a family meal to go to help relive the pressure on you!

  • Purchase Store Merchandise

Besides gift cards, buy a t-shirt, hat, cup, etc. from your favorite restaurant!  Either for yourself or loved ones it is a good way to continue to support their cash flow.  Some restaurants may even offer their own sauces or mixes for you to make at home.

  • Host a Virtual Holiday Party with a Restaurant

Another way to support restaurants during the pandemic is to host a virtual holiday party.   Have a local chef or bartender attend and teach everyone to make a dish or cocktail!

Everyone has their local favorite spot they like to visit not just during the holidays, we all want to show our support this year!  This year we may have to be a little more creative and wait longer than usual to enjoy the full restaurant atmosphere we are used to, but we can still make a difference!

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