Posted on Friday, 8th May, 2020 & Updated on Friday, 22nd May, 2020
On Tuesday May 19th, we asked Australians to join #EatAloneTogether, a movement led by the Restaurants & Catering Association of Australia in partnership with Unilever Food Solutions, to help local restaurants stay open and survive COVID-19. The result was incredible.
Thousands of Australians ordered takeaway or delivery from their favourite local restaurants and cafés in support of our incredible industry and food culture, and shared their experiences on social media by using #EatAloneTogether. Eminent industry and media personalities also lent their support to this major event by helping to build awareness to galvanise action. Tuesday, May 19th was just the beginning. Let's keep supporting local restaurants and #EatAloneTogether during these challenging times.
Continue promoting the movement to your customers and get the word out in your local community. Encourage them to keep ordering and sharing their experiences using #EatAloneTogether.
Download this simple toolkit to help build the movement by promoting #EatAloneTogether to your patrons in store and on social media.
Feel free to promote your own additional hashtag or menu specials and ask your patrons to tag you in their posts, so that you can use them for reposts on your own social media platforms and boost your marketing later down the track. Make sure you use #EatAloneTogether to help the movement go viral!
You can also visit eatalonetogether.com.au to download the celebrity support videos and use them as part of your social media campaign.
- Keep ordering from your favourite restaurants and encourage your friends, family and colleagues to do the same. Feel free to organise a virtual dinner party or invite friends/family over (in accordance with government social distancing regulations and guidelines).
- Share your experiences by posting your photos and videos, using #EatAloneTogether. Tag your favourite restaurant and share, promote and repost to your family and friends.
- Check out eatalonetogether.com.au regularly to find out if there are more big events or special activities planned.
- 19th May was just the start. Keep the movement alive and continue supporting your favourite restaurants as much as possible!
Disclaimer: R&CA, Unilever Food Solutions and all associated chain accounts support the Federal Government's guidance around social distancing, and we advise all Australians to follow the rules on essential gatherings set out by the Department of Health and specific to their State. Visit the Australian Government Department of Health website for more information.