'The Great American Takeout' encourages consumers to support restaurants

The restaurant industry is asking consumers to participate in 'The Great American Takeout' on Tuesday. The industry has recently taken a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, with most restaurants closing down or taking in less business due to the virus.

Many states and cities across the nation have ordered all dine-in restaurant operations closed to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

While many restaurants can still offer takeout service, delivery and pick-up, social distancing and lockdowns pose a large economic threat to the restaurant sector, which employs an estimated 15 million workers.

That's what led national and regional eateries to create #thegreatamericantakeout.

The Midtown Global Market said on Tuesday there will be multiple restaurants to order for delivery or pick-up. Those food establishments include:

  • Manny's Tortas
  • La Loma Tamales
  • Jakeeno's Tattoria
  • Produce Exchange
  • Grass Roots Gourmet
  • Eastlake Craft Brewery Delivery

Consumers are encouraged to order at least one delivery or pick-up meal on Tuesday to show support for the industry. Consumers are also being asked to post on social media using the hashtag #thegreatamericantakeout to further encourage participation.

Restaurants can join the event by adding their information to the list here and asking customers to share social media and email lists.