The only way we defeat COVID-19 is to stay away from each other
But that’s the conundrum - distance can heal us, but it absolutely crushes the local businesses that nourish our body, mind, and soul.
And let’s face it - I’m a millennial living in a major metro. I can’t cook and am totally spoiled by my smartphone. So how will I navigate the painful challenge of figuring out what to eat???
For those of you like me - who want to support local restaurants and aren’t on 100% Soylent diets (I am actually 90% bread and cheese, so...), we put together this curated guide to ordering directly from local restaurants.
The restaurant industry is in the midst of an existential crisis. Many brands - small and large - filled with people who have spent their lives ensuring we are fed and happy now face an uncertain future.
Our family’s restaurant went through 9/11 and the worst recession since the Great Depression, and only now, facing the repercussions of COVID-19, have we actually seen them scared for the future.
If that's not enough, here's what others are saying...
grubhub's near-criminal fees and absurd fee deferment are so offensive one wonders if they plan on simply shuttering in a few months b/c i'm not sure how they could conduct business with a straight face after this is all over: https://t.co/yUQYG0INsS— ryan sutton (@qualityrye) March 18, 2020
We are so fucked if the federal government doesn’t immediately pass a massive stimulus bill for the hospitality sector and small business in general.— Dave Chang (@davidchang) March 16, 2020
Too many livelihoods at stake for partisan politics and ego to interfere with doing the right thing #toosmalltofail https://t.co/WCvj8yT5np
.@Grubhub must stop with this nonsense. They’ve been horrible to restaurants for too long. Since last week they are creating more confusion & not being straight. When restaurants contact their customer service they can’t give straight answers! This is no time for PR & politics. https://t.co/E7muWVRltL— Andrew Rigie (@AndrewRigie) March 15, 2020
Picture worth a thousand words... pic.twitter.com/13AcEvzVOA— Shai Dardashti (@ShaiDardashti) March 14, 2020
I’m under the opinion that there will be more food establishment closures/bankruptcies during this “brief” COVID-19 crises vs those unfortunate individuals that will pass away from their illness. https://t.co/3NqIkWryVA— McD Truth (@McD_Truth) March 14, 2020
This effort wouldn’t be possible without (of course) the operators. We owe you our daily sustenance, and hope this plays even a small part in helping you recover.