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Local restaurants unite to feed health care professionals and keep businesses afloat

6 months 12 hours 29 minutes ago Friday, March 27 2020 Mar 27, 2020 March 27, 2020 5:00 PM March 27, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Local restaurants are joining together to support both eateries and health care professionals during the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

'Better Together Baton Rouge' and #ScrubGrub have teamed up to keep restaurants afloat and take care of those who are taking care of the community.

The joined forces are allowing patrons to send in 10 receipts from participating restaurants to receive a $50 gift card to a restaurant of their choice. 

Emelie Alton, owner of Bistro Byronz, says a percentage of sales will be used to help feed local health care professionals working on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak. Alton is also co-founder of the Better Together Restaurant Coaltion.

"Steven Hightower of the City Pork Group and myself kind of started it, and quickly it just exploded..." Alton said.

Bistro Byronz is just one of the 30 restaurants participating. Other 'Better Together' participants include Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar, Soji Modern Asian, Portobello's Grill and more.

"We're all used to having customers in our doors in a normal pattern of dining, and the world kind of changed overnight. So, I called a couple of good friends in the industry and said we should figure this out together," Alton said.

Curbside, takeout, and third party delivery purchases will be valid receipts to show for the gift certificate. The receipts can be emailed/scanned to bettertogetherBR2020@gmail.com. 

The gift card will be mailed once the receipts are collected and approved, 'Better Together' says in a Facebook post.

"A lot of us in this restaurant industry want to support the community who's supporting us, and this seemed like a great way to do it," Alton said.

Those who collect receipts from all 30 participating restaurants will receive a $100 gift card of their choice.

All gift cards will be redeemable when the restaurants re-open for dine-in service.

Click here to see the full details. 

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