If it’s Tuesday, it’s time to order Wednesday’s meals – and help Canada’s restaurant industry when you do.
In a special initiative called Canada Takeout Day, a day created as an answer to helping people in the food world while the country grapples with the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
People across the country are being asked to order their meals from their favourite local eateries every Wednesday as a show of support, an initiative backed by thousands across the nation, including restaurant owners, culinary leaders and chefs.
And with the restaurant industry in crisis – Restaurants Canada reports and estimated 800,000 jobs nationally have been lost due to the pandemic – every little bit helps, be it take-out, curb-side or delivery.
“It’s been a challenging time for the food service industry as most restaurants have been forced to close their doors due to COVID-19 restrictions,” says Rosanna Caira, editor and publisher of Kostuch Media’s Foodservice and Hospitality, and Hotelier magazines, and one of the top food professionals in Canada with her finger on the pulse of the industry. Caira says Canadians everywhere are being encouraged to show their support for restaurants by simply ordering takeout from their favourite local restaurants every Wednesday.
“We’re encouraging Canadians across the country to order takeout en-masse in a show of support for their favourite local restaurants,” say organizers. “Restaurants are doing their part by staying open for takeout. Now it’s your turn to take an active part in the support of an industry that employs millions of people in this country.”
One day a week might not seem like much, but waterfalls begin with one drop, say organizers, adding Takeout Day will continue every Wednesday until the restaurants welcome everyone back.
For additional details, check out Canadatakeout.com