The food industry has been hit hard by the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, as people are urged to social distance and some cities and states are requiring restaurants to shift to a "to-go only" model. Though this is an important step to slow the spread of coronavirus, it can be devastating financially. In an effort to support restaurants in this trying time, one group has urged customers to order food today and tell others to do the same.
It's called The Great American Takeout, and it's super easy to participate. All you have to do, really, is order at least one take-out or delivery meal from your favorite spot (or just whatever you're in the mood for that day...). Organizers are also hoping you'll spread the word by announcing your plans to order out, encouraging friends to do the same, and by taking a photo of your meal, all using the #thegreatamericantakeout.
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