The COVID-19 pandemic has rocked the restaurant industry, forcing many to adapt to a brand new business model (e.g. Curbside pickup), suspend operations, lay off staff and/or close completely. According to Restaurant.org, since March 1, the industry has lost more than 3 million jobs and $25 billion in sales, and roughly 50% of restaurant operators anticipate having to lay off more people in April.
Foodlink has many connections to the local food industry, including some collaborative partnerships established with the launch of the Foodlink Career Fellowship — our one-of-a-kind culinary training program. Below is a short list of some of our key partners, and how you can support them during these challenging times:
- Nox: Currently closed, however its website says gift cards will be available online soon.
- Salena’s Mexican Restaurant: Currently closed. Gift cards are available on its website.
- Cure: Offering online ordering and curbside pickup. This week, they have Easter brunch and dinner options, with a pre-ordering deadline of April 8. On Wednesdays, they offer bottled cocktails and wine ONLY for delivery “to a select radius.” On Thursday through Sunday, they offer pickup between 4-8pm. Gift cards are available, too.
- Good Luck: Offering online ordering (food & beverage) and curbside pickup from 4-8 pm on Wednesday through Saturday. Gift cards available, too.
- Palmer’s: They are accepting orders by phone (585-272-9470) and customers can pick up. Find more information on their Facebook page.
- McCann’s Meats: Accepting phone orders for curbside pickup during the lunch hours. Learn more by visiting their website.
- Flour City Bread: Offering online ordering, delivery and pickup options. Find more information on their Facebook page.
- Fiorella: Offering curbside takeout service, Wednesday through Saturday. Visit their website to learn more.
- OSB Ciderworks: Offering online ordering and pickups. Learn more on its Facebook page.
Foodlink strongly recommends following local guidelines from the county health department on staying home as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We know, however, that purchasing food is essential, and we hope you’ll consider supporting some of the local businesses and their workers above.