The Restaurant and Catering Association launched a movement in March at the beginning of the COVID-19 restrictions to support restaurants, cafes and pubs. The national campaign was #EatAloneTogether, which was started in partnership with Entertainment and Unilever Food Solutions, and it has now evolved into #TakeawayTuesday. It’s to help the hospitality industry supplement its reduced dine-in business and grow demand for takeaway and delivery. Encouraging everyone to place a takeaway order every Tuesday is key to supporting our restaurants and casual dining.
While we are in Stage 3 lockdown with metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, it’s now even more imperative that we support those who have once again had to close their doors and focus on takeaway options. Surviving the second lockdown will be even more challenging for the already struggling hospitality industry. So let’s all get around #TakeawayTuesday – it’s a great cause, it’ll break up your week, it’s something to look forward to, and of course it’s bound to be pretty delicious.
To further spread awareness, R&CA, UFS and Entertainment have focused on building awareness of the initiative and are encouraging the public to order takeaway for pick-up or delivery from their favourite eatery, then hashtag the business and #TakeawayTuesday to show their support. After all, it’s free to tag a business – as is telling your friends how much you enjoyed the meal.
It’s especially important for the community to support their much-loved eateries in these tough times. You might even discover a new favourite in the pages of Mornington Peninsula Magazine – including in our past issues, which can be accessed via our website – or on social media via the hashtag #mornpenmagbizlove. If you’ve already joined the initiative – well done, and we hope you continue to show your epic support.
Remember, it’s #TakeawayTuesday and #mornpenmagbizlove