Nationwide event to rally support for the restaurant industry

The Great American Takeout
By: 
Kaley Conner
Staff Writer

Restaurants across the country are asking Americans to participate in The Great American Takeout on Tuesday, March 24.

The Great American Takeout is a nationwide event encouraging people to order at least one delivery or pick-up meal to show support for the struggling restaurant community. The coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an existential threat to a sector of the economy that employs over 15 million Americans. Because many restaurants are restricting access to their dine-in facilities, delivery and pick-up are the only ways to support these businesses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, there is little evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted through food or packaging.

Guymon's restaurants need your help to make it through this trying time. Here's how you can participate in The Great American Takeout:

1) Post on social media in advance of the event to encourage friends and followers to take part. Use the hashtag: #thegreatamericantakeout.
2) Engage friends, family members and colleagues to support local restaurants by ordering takeout meals.
3) Order delivery or pick-up for at least one meal on Tuesday, March 24. Share photos on social media and use the hashtag: #thegreatamericantakeout.

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