Support Local Restaurants During COVID-19

Indiana governor Eric Holcomb on March 23 a statewide stay-at-home order in response to COVID-19. It expires April 20, but can be extended as the circumstances warrant. Carry-out and delivery for restaurants, however, remain available.

During this challenging time for the hospitality industry, it’s more important than ever to support our local businesses in whatever way we can. Here are some ways you can do so.

Order Takeout or Delivery

Many, many local restaurants are offering takeout (including curbside service) or delivery, often both. Reach out to your favorite restaurant via social media or the phone to find out what is available.

Find Your Favorite Restaurant

You can also use third-party delivery services. DineIn Delivery is a local option offering contactless delivery. Uber Eats, Grubhub and DoorDash are others. In some cases, they are suspending the fees they charge restaurants as a way to help.

NOTE: No list is considered exhaustive. Please reach out to restaurants directly to see what is available. If you are a restaurant operator, please contact us if we can help make your information more readily available.

Tip Generously

If you have the means, tip delivery drivers and other restaurant workers. Every little bit helps during this time.

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Buy Gift Cards

Although you may not be able to dine in right now, many restaurants offer gift cards for future use. This is a great way to support them now. Call a local restaurant, visit their website or check their Facebook page for details.

Some restaurants have posted how gift cards will give back to employees or deals.

Chicory Café: 100 percent of proceeds of every gift card purchased for Chicory Café until the end of march will go back to employees.

LaSalle Grill and LaSalle Kitchen + Tavern: Buy a $100 gift card for $70. Get one HERE.

Livery South Bend: Buy $50, get an extra $10. Get one HERE.

Navarre Hospitality Group: Half the sales of gift cards will go to furloughed employees. NHG restaurants include Café Navarre, Rocky River Tap + Table, O’Rourke’s Public House and Artisan (Elkhart). Buy a gift card HERE.

PEGGS: 100 percent of proceeds for every gift card purchased for PEGGS is going to back to staff. Buy one HERE.

Temper Grille: Buy a $50 gift card, get a $10 bonus card. Buy a $100 gift card, get a $25 bonus card. Buy one HERE.

Please reach out to any restaurant directly to get more information about gift cards sales.

Purchase Other Items

Been eyeing a t-shirt, hat or some other item a restaurant sells? Now is the time to buy it.