Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week launches to help local businesses

Restaurants across the commonwealth have closed their doors, but many are still offering takeaway options. Here’s how you can support them.

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Running out of groceries in your stockpile during quarantine and you’re practicing social distancing? It’s time to order takeout from your favorite local restaurants. 

Starting Monday, March 30, Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) and Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association (VRLTA) are launching Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week, taking place through Sunday, April 5.

The two organizations are partnering with destinations across the commonwealth to help bolster local economies and encourage residents to support small businesses. VTC will also be selling limited-edition “Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers” T-shirts, hats, aprons and stickers, with a portion of the proceeds getting donated to local relief efforts for impacted food service workers. 

“Restaurants are so vital to our economy and we encourage those who can afford to do so to continue to help out these establishments that have helped to put Virginia on the map,” said Eric Terri, president of Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association, in a press release. 

To find a list of participating restaurants, visit here. To show your support via social media, VTC and VRLTA are encouraging the use of #VirginiaEatsLocal. 

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