Many bars and local restaurants in the Birmingham area are feeling the short-term effects on business cause by the coronavirus crisis. As you continue to take care of yourself and your family, think about a few ways that you can help support local restaurants at the same time.
Online delivery services are getting on board with no-contact delivery policies. GrubHub announced that it has suspended commission fees for independent restaurants, up to $100 million.\
Leave cash at home. Paper money is gross. Use an alternative form of payment.
Order online and pay with your credit card to minimize handling check presenters and pens. In-person, ask a restaurant or store if you can read your credit card number to them verbally, or even use your phone to pay.
Support local restaurants right now, even if you don’t want to leave your house, by purchasing a gift card over the phone or through a restaurant’s website. While buying gift cards doesn’t necessarily put money in the pockets of servers and bartenders, it does help the businesses make it through this uncertain time.
Tip well. This is something you should always do anyways, but especially now.
Be patient with slower service. It might be due to understaffing caused by efforts to keep you safe.
If you are working in an office, consider ordering in lunch from an area restaurant.
Local restaurants that are offering pick up:
Ashley Mac’s (All locations)
Back Forty Beer Company (Gadsden)
Black Market Bar and Grill (both locations – 5 Points and Colonnade)
Black Rock Bistro (Jasper)
Brick and Tin (both locations)
Buttermilk Hill (Sylacauga, Alabama)
Bywater Oyster Bar and Grill (Helena)
Cajun Cleaver (Hoover)
Dale’s Southern Grill (Hoover)
Dave’s Pizza (Homewood)
Diplomat Deli (Hoover)
Dyron’s Low Country (Mountain Brook)
Farm Bowl (Homewood)
Fig Tree (Cahaba Heights)
The Fish Market (Southside)
Jake’s Soul Food Cafe (Hoover)
Johnny Brusco’s Pizza (Hoover and Vestavia Hills)
Marty’s GM (Irondale)
Nathan’s Neighborhood Grill (Springville)
The Pita Stop (Cahaba Heights)
Rock and Roll Sushi (Gadsden)
Satterfield’s (Cahaba Heights)
Sherry’s Cafe (Trussville)
Smiley Brothers (Pelham)
Taco Tech (Vestavia)
The Flying Biscuit Café (Colonnade)
The Rail Public House (Gadsden)
The Ridge (Vestavia Hills)
The Purple Onion (all locations)
The Whole Scoop (Hoover)
Tostadas in Homewood
Tre Luna (Hoover)
Vecchia Pizzeria (Hoover)
Vino (Mountain Brook)
Wild Roast Coffee (Hoover)
If you own a restaurant offering curbside pickup, to-go orders or online ordering and you’d like to be featured in this list, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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