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7 Ways to Support Valpo Restaurants that don’t cost money!

Often called the heart of Valpo, Valparaiso Restaurants have been the cornerstone to Valparaiso’s award-winning community. These restaurants do more than just give us great food, culture, and entertainment. They are also there for us when we need a reason to smile. Now that the roles are switched, we need to tend to them. Today, we look at 7 ways to support Valparaiso Restaurants that don’t cost money.

There is no question that spending money at restaurants is the best way to help these Chefs and restaurants survive the COVID-19 Pandemic. Even when individuals believed we were taking steps to return to normal, the restaurants were limited to partial occupancy.

Just imagine struggling to make up for lost ground or paying the bills, only to have to turn down reservations or table requests because you are limited to running at 40 percent occupancy. These restaurants had to balance keeping customers safe while keeping their staff employed and paying their respective bills.

If you can’t say anything nice….

Picture for illustration purposes only. Shot before COVID-19.

If the challenge of staying open when everything you have is invested in the restaurant seems daunting, try doing it with limited customers.

It’s tough enough to maintain the remarkable level of service we’ve come to expect from Valparaiso Restaurants; picture the difficulty of achieving this standard while understaffed.

To make matters worse, every restaurant in town is having issues with staff showing up and quitting without notice. You can see it on the faces of Valpo’s restaurant owners and chefs. You see it in their eyes. It’s reminiscent of the look we saw in eras-passed when soldiers returned from war. War is Hell….and so is surviving COVID-19 as a restaurant owner or Chef!

They need your help….even when you’re not buying food and beverages.

Picture for illustration purposes only. Shot before COVID-19.

It obviously helps when you support these restaurants by dining in, ordering carry-out, and buying gift cards. There is no question the extra-large tips are helping servers get through the pandemic.

If you haven’t read our article, 7 ways you can help our Valparaiso restaurants keep going through this and beyond, this link will help you learn how your spending can make a difference.

But as the Greatest Generation did back in WWll, we can overcome through our commitment to helping restaurants beyond money alone. We need to show these hard-working people we have their back in ways even money can’t buy.

Imagine the Greatest Generation getting publicly criticized while fighting the Nazis’

Chef Eddie is intimate with Valpo's customersw and knows what they want. And what do they want- Alfresco outdoor dining
Picture for illustration purposes only. Shot before COVID-19.

Our Valparaiso Restaurants are wired differently. They have an insatiable drive to please and make people happy. Nothing makes our chefs happier than creating a great experience….conversely, nothing hurts these wonderful people more than a bad review because of a small mistake.

C’mon man! You don’t have the right to insult someone’s livelihood because your fries came one minute late.

These restaurants are running short-handed, and quite often, you’ll see a Chef cooking, serving, and clearing tables. Local establishments are fighting to survive and provide a good life for their staff. Show them some respect by being more forgiving. Demonstrate a sense of decency by letting these people know how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication. Tell it to their faces, and consider leaving a good word on social media.

7 Ways to Support Valpo Restaurants that don’t cost money!

#1 Write a Positive Review about the Restaurant  …………………$0.00

#2 Recommend the Restaurant to friends and family  …………..$0.00

#3 Give them a Shoutout! Rants are rude. Keep it positive!    ….$0.00

#4 Follow them on Social Media  ………………………………………..$0.00

#5 Share the Valpo Restaurants posts to your followers  ………..$0.00

#6 Sign Up for their Blog or Newsletter  ………………………………$0.00

#7 Engage with their posts. Saying something nice!  ……………..$0.00

 

Total Cost  ……………………………………………………………………..$0.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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