|A large coalition of restaurants, ranging from individual local businesses to national chains, is banding together for the Great American Takeout, a social media movement encouraging consumers to order takeout on Tuesday, March 24.
Using the hashtag #greatamericantakeout, the growing list of restaurants is asking people to place an order of any size from any restaurant in a show of solidarity for the restaurant industry.
The Great American Takeout is an effort to stimulate takeout ordering, with the restaurant coalition encouraging everyone on social media to ask their communities to participate. In a press statement, the restaurant coalition asked the following of participants:
- Post on social media in advance of the event, encouraging friends and followers to participate with the hashtag #GreatAmericanTakeout #DineSMP.
- Engage friends, family and colleagues to support local restaurants by ordering takeout meals.
- Order delivery or pick-up for at least one meal on Tuesday, March 24, then share photos on social media using the hashtag #GreatAmericanTakeout #DineSMP.