The national campaign #EatAloneTogether which was launched by Restaurant and Catering Association (R&CA) in partnership with Entertainment and Unilever Food Solutions (UFS), has evolved into #TakeawayTuesday.
The movement was originally launched in March to support restaurants during the height of COVID-19 restrictions. As part of the campaign, R&CA and UFS declared Tuesday, 19 May as National Takeaway Day, which gathered support from thousands of restaurants who promoted the campaign to their communities and encouraged customers to support their local restaurants and cafés by ordering takeaway.
To help the hospitality industry supplement their reduced dine-in business, and grow demand for takeaway and delivery, R&CA and UFS have evolved #EatAloneTogether into #TakeawayTuesday – encouraging all Australians to place an order every Tuesday in support of local restaurants and casual dining.
#TakeawayTuesday will kick off on 21 July and thereafter every Tuesday, while restaurants across the country are experiencing reduced dine in volumes. NSW has implemented new restrictions to cut patron numbers and Melbourne has been forced into a six-week lockdown as of 8th of July. In the lead up, R&CA, UFS and Entertainment will be building awareness of the day and encouraging the public to order takeaway, pick up or delivery from their favourite local and hashtag them to show support.