Today is National Takeout Day in Canada and this couldn’t come at a better time for the struggling restaurant industry. Today is the best day to think about supporting local small business restaurants in your area.
Today might be the day that the record gets smashed for the most orders that get placed on National Takeout Day in Canada in one day.
Last year was the first National Takeout Day in Canada and was launched during the pandemic to support the restaurant community.
Now businesses are still struggling and it’s another perfect time to take part in the event and support a food business in your community that you might love.
It is also a great time to share your support for a food business that you might like with others, you can do this in a variety of ways online and it doesn’t cost you anything but time.
If you don’t want to spend any money today on restaurants and takeout, you can still show your support for the food industry in another way, by supporting those food businesses online that you love.
April 15th is now officially National Takeout Day for Canadians
There are thousands of restaurants in B.C. and more across Canada that are in need of support from their communities. Especially since recent announcements were made in B.C. and other regions, to restrict indoor dining and other activities, they are relying heavily on takeaway orders and delivery to get by, as well as limited patio services etc.
Ordering from a local restaurant is easy and convenient, with the use of third party delivery apps, and in most cases takes 30 mins or less depending on your area and when you order.
Not everyone has the money right now though to celebrate National Takeout Day and cannot go spending money on ordering food out, that’s okay because there are ways to still take part without opening the wallet.
This could be by giving a local restaurant a follow online on their social media page, subscribing to their newsletter, sharing a piece of their content on your page, or posting a review online etc.
There are many ways to get creative and share something positive with others who you know about a food business that you like or to show that business directly, by subscribing or liking their content, commenting etc, that you are in support.
Support National Takeout Day Without Spending Any Money
Just something as little as commenting and liking their content can help it to be seen by more people and help to grow brand awareness for small businesses today in the food industry. It can be very expensive to engage in large marketing campaigns and so that sort of grassroots organic marketing is very valuable, when you take the time yourself to help spread that brand awareness.
Last year we saw that even some top musicians and athletes in Canada had joined in on the fun of National Takeout Day and #TakeoutDay had started trending online.
Restaurants around Canada last year saw a boost in sales from the National Takeout Day event and now they are expected to see the same this year, even surpass that record and set a new one.
Some restaurants last year saw their sales increase between 20 to 60 percent or more thanks to National Takeout Day in Canada.
There are many small restaurants that need the help right now and ordering some takeout can be a small way to show your support for a restaurant in your area that you want to see continue and succeed.
This is a great way for local restaurants to gain some more support and have a chance to showcase their takeout offerings.
If we see more of a lock down in B.C. and across Canada then who knows how many more businesses might be forced to close for good. While they are already dealing with limited capacity and having been closed for some time last year, and indoor dining restricted etc, there are many difficulties that those in the restaurant industry face.