Posted on Tuesday, 7th July 2020
On Tuesday, 19 May, 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.
To continue to help the hospitality industry grow demand for takeaway and delivery, and to supplement their reduced dine-in businesses, we are evolving #EatAloneTogether to #TakeawayTuesday – encouraging all Australians to place an order every Tuesday in support of their local restaurant industry.
While restaurants are experiencing reduced dine-in volumes due to social distancing restrictions and Melbourne is forced into a 6-week lockdown as of Wednesday, 8 July, it is especially important for the community to support their local, in these difficult times.
Start promoting #takeawaytuesday to your customers and get the word out in your local community . Encourage them to order takeaway every Tuesday and share their experiences using #takeawaytuesday on social media.
Download this simple toolkit to help build the movement by promoting #TakeawayTogether to your patrons 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 #TakeawayTogether to help the movement go viral!
- 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 #TakeawayTogether. Tag your favourite restaurant and share, promote and repost to your family and friends.
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.