Eat Local at John’s Place in Chicago
As Chicagoans practice proper social distancing, many of us are experiencing the direct impacts of our local restaurants, bars and shops being closed. These closures impact Chicagoans in different ways – but one thing is the same: the resilience shown our neighborhood locals.
Many restaurants and eateries are offering pickup and deliveries to continue offering Chicago delectable options during our quarantine precautions. One restaurant in particular that has gone above and beyond to support the need of Chicago locals and keep their restaurant operating is John’s Place.
John and Lynn Manilow have adapted John’s Place to make the best of the current situation by offering online ordering, pickups, partnering with Grubhub for deliveries and even offering home cooked, family style meals. By following recommendations by the CDC and requirements from Illinois, John’s Place has closed in-house dining but hope to re-open their dining room to the public again soon.
John’s Place, like others in the Chicagoland area, has made efforts to keep their operations moving and retain business levels despite COVID-19 mandating the closure of all non-essential businesses. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are impacted by the closure of businesses, reduced hours and decreased volume of purchases.
What Can I Do to Help Chicagoans?
As our state remains quarantined, there are still several ways that you can help keep American moving and support our local businesses.
Support Your Local Restaurants
Similar to John’s Place, restaurants around Chicagoland have adapted their menus and operations to retain jobs, continue operations and make the best of the situation COVID-19 has imposed. I encourage you to eat local with pickup or delivery and support your neighborhood restaurants. Grubhub is currently offering free delivery on your first order, along with Uber Eats and Caviar completely eliminating their delivery fee to help support local communities.
Support Our Communities Virtually
As most major retailers have shut their doors, this doesn’t mean that your favorite products aren’t available anymore. Your local boutiques and shops are still available and finding solutions to keep their virtually products available to you. When tracking orders, keep in mind that companies are focused on delivering essential needs to keep stores stocked and may not have the typical rush shipping available.
Support Each Other
Chicagoans and others throughout the country are all going through similar worries and apprehension, and it’s more important than other to understand and respect the concerns of others. This could mean that you respect social distancing, be aware of who you come into contact with and how you treat the people who are keeping America moving. Be sure to say “thank you” to the next grocery store clerk, nurse, truck driver or medical professional that you see.
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