Did you know that Burlington has over 400 restaurants offering a variety of delicious food options for all tastes and budgets? These businesses have appreciated the patronage of locals through restrictions and are asking you to continue this support through take out, gift cards and dine in options (following health guidelines). With the most recent announcement that the Halton area is now in the red zone as per provincial guidelines, most of our restaurants are open to provide food services with your safety their utmost concern. Restaurants are able to extend their patios into the colder months and many have set up heated spaces to extend their seating capacity.
In an effort to encourage residents to continue this important support for restaurants, the Taste of Burlington is launching the Take Out to Help Out campaign via social media. Diners are encouraged to post pictures of themselves getting take-out or of their take-out meal and post on social media using #TakeOuttoHelpOut. They should then tag a friend to have them do the same, so that the message spreads and the restaurants see and feel our support. Taste of Burlington will be giving away restaurant gift cards randomly each week to social media users who post using the hashtag.
Kelly Harris, Marketing Specialist at Tourism Burlington and Coordinator of the Taste of Burlington program states: “In the first phase of the pandemic we sadly saw some of our local restaurants close. Our restaurants need our continued support now more than ever to ensure your favorite spot keeps their doors open. If you are able, please get take-out, as often as you can, to help our restaurants through this difficult time”.
We are also asking people when they order take out to pick up directly from the restaurants to avoid the use of third party delivery companies.
Thanks for your support and Bon Appetit Burlington!