Support your local: #EatAloneTogether
COVID-19 has affected dine-in services across Australia, from high-end, hatted restaurants to your local cafe. A new campaign has launched to encourage more Australians to #EatAloneTogether. Created by Restaurant & Catering Australia, in partnership with some of the country’s most high-profile food industry personalities, the campaign aims to inspire Australians to continue ordering takeaway or dine-in meals. This will help to support struggling local restaurants, cafes, eateries and artisan food producers.
Restaurant & Catering Australia is the peak industry association representing over 47,000 restaurants, cafes and caterers across the country. Their campaign calls on Australians to order from their favourite foodservice venues and share a meal online, using the hashtag #EatAloneTogether. This way, people can continue to share meals together, celebrate great food and support their local eateries at the same time.
Australian Pork’s Marketing Manager Mitch Edwards is also part of the campaign. He says the decision to get involved was a no-brainer. “This is a really difficult period for our industry,” he says. “But this campaign seeks to get more Australians supporting their local restaurants. I encourage people to treat themselves tonight. And encourage your friends to do the same and order in to support our foodservice industry.”
#EatAloneTogether is about celebrating togetherness with food while supporting your local restaurant, cafe or eatery. The call from Restaurant & Catering Australia – as well as some of its most high-profile chefs, restaurateurs and entertainment personalities, including Matt Moran, Neil Perry and Maggie Beer – is to continue to enjoy delicious food. Only together will we help our favourite local culinary business survive.
So why not do your bit and order in tonight? Then snap a photo of your meal and share your post on Instagram with the hashtag #EatAloneTogether.