It’s no secret that the food industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. As restaurants have pivoted their business models to survive, they’ve also had to figure out how to keep serving the needs of their employees — and their neighborhoods.
When faced with the choice of financially staying afloat or doing well by their neighbors, a number of restaurants in the Washington, D.C., area have risen to meet the challenge by doing both. (Just scroll through their Facebook pages to get a quick taste of how they’re making a difference.) Below, see how some of the D.C. region’s most beloved restaurants are working creatively during the crisis: by helping spotlight hard-to-find cuisines, feeding frontline workers, supporting their local economies, and so much more. When we support small business, we support our communities — so if you’re inspired to offer help, or need help yourself, find more resources at Facebook’s Small Business support hub.
Be sure to check these bars and restaurants before you go, as they continue to adapt to changing regulations as they reopen. A number of D.C. area restaurants have resumed dine-in service; 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 coronavirus.dc.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