If you’re a resident of Ontario, then you, like me, are facing lockdown round two. After the first lockdown we experienced and all of the negative effects it had on numerous small businesses, I was sincerely hoping we wouldn’t enter another; alas, here we are.
I would just like to say that while it is truly disheartening to see so many local and small businesses closing their doors because of COVID-19 and the lockdowns, I realize why a second lockdown has been instilled. I’m not here to argue about the validity of this virus and whether or not it warrants such strict mesaures.
As a result of so many businesses feeling the harsh repercussions of lockdown 2.0, I wanted to once again bring everyones attention to how absolutely necessary it is to give our business to smaller-scale businesses right now, specifically restaurants and eateries. While other types of businesses have had to significantly limit the amount of people that can enter their store at a time, restaurants have ultimately had to resort to relying on their takeout services to stay afloat.
Considering most of us can’t do much of anything fun or social as of late, ordering takeout very well may be the most exciting part of someone’s day. And, honestly, for good reason; while ordering takeout isn’t exactly comparable to dining in a restaurant, it’s still awesome and appreciated, and it is a way for us to give back to our communities who are struggling right now.
It is likely that we have never been encouraged to eat more takeout in our lives up until this point, so take advantage while the opportunity is prevalent. Try to seek out the smaller, locally owned restaurants in your area and consider ordering from a new place once a week throughout the duration of this pandemic.