How to help local restaurants stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic
Thousands of restaurants have closed in the last year, but there are things we can do now to help struggling bars and eateries survive the pandemic.
One of the most effective ways to help restaurants is to purchase gift cards and use them after the pandemic has ended and establishments are back on their feet."Buying gift cards allows the restaurant to have some cash now that would enable them to get through," Weston explained."...When you buy a gift card for $100 from your favorite local restaurant, you're helping significantly with the cash flow issues that the restaurant is going to have, and that's going to help them immediately.
Weston said that while restaurants may not return to normal operations for at least a few months, the immediate cash from a gift card will help them last until then. Read more: »
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We’re happy to do lots of takeout, with tips. But buying gift cards is risky. If the restaurant goes out of business, what good is a gift card?