TAKE OUT TUESDAY
THIS WEEK'S FEATURED BUSINESSES
DID YOU TAKE OUT THIS TUESDAY?
Each week, complete this form to let us know you participated in Take Out Tuesday. Provide your name, email, the total cost of your order, and a picture. You may submit multiple orders, but each household is only eligible to win one (1) giveaway over the course of this campaign. Special thanks to the Nancy Taylor Bubes Group for sponsoring this Giveaway!
TAKE OUT TUESDAY ORDER TRACKER
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"I started thinking about my personal responsibility to ensure that my favorite restaurants will still be around in spring and the best way I can help make that happen is simple: frequent them as much as I can and spend more than I can afford (and plan to work out a lot this spring after eating out all the time!). I also decided that I could work in my community to make a difference.
So … a group of us have banded together with Georgetown Main Street to kick off #TakeOutTuesday"
- Elizabeth Miller, ANC2E Commissioner
The Case for Take Out Tuesday
Restaurant and foodservice industry sales fell by $240 billion in 2020 from an expected level of $899 billion.
The National Restaurant Association's 2021 State of the Restaurant Industry finds that:
As of December 1, 2020, more than 110,000 eating and drinking places were closed for business temporarily, or for good.
Of restaurants that closed for good in 2020, the majority were well-established businesses and fixtures in their communities. These operators had been in business, on average, for 16 years, and 16% of them had been open for at least 30 years.
The eating and drinking place sector finished 2020 nearly 2.5 million jobs below its pre-coronavirus level.
Restaurants were hit harder than any other industry during the pandemic, and still have the longest climb back to pre-coronavirus employment levels.