It’s no secret that bars and restaurants have taken a particularly hard hit from the impact of COVID-19. But Atlanta’s hospitality scene is still doing everything it can to support the community — with food and otherwise — while stimulating the economy by creating and sustaining local jobs. Award-winning restaurants have pivoted their models to include soup kitchens, community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs, and contactless neighborhood bodegas. Others are offering discounts to first responders or delivering meals to families in need. During the recent protests against police brutality, restaurants also have shown support by attending rallies or raising money for racial justice initiatives.
And despite the unpredictable times, restaurateurs are celebrating Atlanta’s diverse, vibrant food scene in the best way possible: by supporting the people that bring all its flavors to life. Below, we’ve spotlighted a few restaurants “doing good” for their neighborhoods right now. Want to help out? When we support small business, we support our communities, so be sure to follow these restaurants’ Facebook and Instagram pages or find more resources at Facebook’s Small Business support hub.
A number of restaurants around the metro Atlanta area have reopened and are following the state requirements and CDC guidelines to help make sure you have a great dining experience. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit atlantaga.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More