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Posted on April 10, 2020 at 3:44 PM by Tarra Rotstein
Are you looking for ways to support Manhattan dining options? We have outlined five ways to help local businesses during these tough times. The last two on this list are free and easy to do.
Full listing of Manhattan's Restaurant Policies here.
1. Make it To-Go
If you are local order carry out from your favorite restaurants, many are offering special deals and promotions like reduced delivery or family meal packages. Find a full listing of restaurants current policies and operating hours here.
2. Purchase Gift Cards
Gift cards can be purchased anywhere, if you are not located in Manhattan this is one of the best options to support Manhattan eateries. If you purchase a gift card through MHK Together, they will give the same amount in grocery assistance. This helps support small business and the Manhattan community. Learn more about MHK Together here. If they are not listed most business have information on their social media accounts on how to purchase gift cards.
3. Buy Merch
If you favorite eatery sells merchandise like t-shirts, sweatshirts or mugs, be sure to show your pride. By buying something local you are helping stimulate the local economy. Plus, who doesn't want a t-shirt from their favorite restaurant?
4. Write a Positive Review
We have all been there looking for somewhere to eat, but not sure what is good. 97 percent (Qualtircs) of people read reviews for local business, which means a positive review you write now can influence potential customers. Here are a few questions to get you started on crafting your review of your favorite Manhattan business. How was the customer service? What is the atmosphere like? How was the meal you were served? What occasions you have gone there for? How well did they accommodate for a food allergy or special request?
5. Let's get social
Give your favorite restaurant a follow or like and share/like/retweet/ with some of their posts. They will really appreciate any help in gaining more traction with the information they are trying to get out. Or if you order food from them make a post about it and tag them in the post.
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