Restaurants, bars, coffee shops: every part of the food and beverage industry is reeling from the pandemic. The “fortunate” businesses have been able to get by, thanks to delivery, takeout, and even quickly arranged patio setups. The less-fortunate might not stay in business long enough to see dining go back to something resembling “normal.” Knowing that, it’d be hard to blame any business for turning inward, purely focusing on paying rent and meeting the bottom line.
But the hospitality industry didn’t get that “hospitality” name for nothing. Instead, many businesses, like those below, are using their resources — and their voices on Facebook and Instagram — to support their communities through COVID-relief efforts, social justice initiatives, and unique projects giving back to workers directly. Read on for more, and follow these 12 spots on Facebook to see everything they’re up to. (And when we support small business, we support our communities — so if you need help or are inspired to offer it, find more resources at Facebook’s Small Business support hub.)
A number of Los Angeles restaurants offer patio service. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for outdoor dining, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit covid19.ca.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