TAKE OUT TUESDAY
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Georgetown Main Street gets recognition!
GMS submitted an application to the American Express Shop Small 'Order In, Help Out’ Innovation Challenge detailing Georgetown Main Street's partnership with the community to launch Georgetown Take Out Tuesday. The application included community and restaurant testimonials, highlighted the giveaway made possible by the donation from the Nancy Taylor Bubes Group, and celebrated the increase in orders throughout the 7 weeks of the campaign.
Entries were judged on Strategy; Innovation & Engagement; Feasibility; Need/Response to COVID; and Results and Impact.
GMS was notified that our application was selected as a third-place recipient from a nation-wide pool of applications! Thank you for helping us make this happen!
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.