**Please support your local independent restaurants during these uncertain times**
7 things you can do to support your local restaurant during Covid-19
…most of them you can even do during self-isolation AND they won’t cost you a penny
There’s no denying that Coronavirus has led to a downturn in restaurant and event bookings. So we want to ask for your help, to support the industry and raise some awareness around how you can help to minimise the effects on all those local businesses, their owners and their staff – who may be having a tough time right now.
If you want to support your local restaurant – and the industry as a whole – we have picked out seven ways you can help (…and most of them won’t cost you a penny).
Write a review
If everyone reading this added one review of somewhere they have eaten and enjoyed then the overall impact would be fantastic. Not only would you be sharing your inside information on where to eat in your local area, you would also give the restaurant and it’s employees a lovely morale boost. Of course we love it when our readers write a review on our website but anywhere you can write a review, be it sites like ours or on social media, the most important message is to just write one.
Like, comment on and share their social posts
Whether it’s a favourite dish, a new menu or just a general shout out, interacting with social posts from your local restaurant or venue could significantly increase their post engagements and widen their audience. If won’t cost you a penny and you can show a little bit of solidarity for the hospitality industry.
Post that foodie photo
Did you go to your favourite restaurant for dinner and forget to post the pic? Post it now and tag the restaurant.
Sign up to their newsletters
If you want to take your support to the next level then why not sign up to the newsletter for your favourite restaurant? You might even find you get to be first in the know about special events, discounts and new menus.
Think before you cancel
If you have a dinner planned and you are thinking of cancelling, consider the Government guidelines. With a few adaptations to our behaviour (including more regular hand washing and avoiding touching your face), the current risk is low. Keep up to date with the latest updates on the Government’s website and avoid cancelling your plans unnecessarily.
Whether it’s some love on social media or just an extra thank you at a restaurant, a few kind words can go a long way. Why not make some extra effort to do one additional gesture of kindness?
Share this article
By sharing this article you will help us to spread the word and show your support for the hospitality industry. Whether you work in the industry or simply love going to an event or out for dinner, we would be so grateful for your help with spreading this message.