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Barrhead and District Chamber launches #TakeoutTuesdays

Area residents ordering in food encouraged to post about it on social media to help support local restaurants
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If you live in the Barrhead area, the Barrhead and District Chamber of Commerce wants you to share pictures of your take-out order via social media on Tuesdays to help promote local restaurants. (via Getty Images)

BARRHEAD-The Barrhead and District Chamber of Commerce is hoping to support local restaurants by starting a new “Takeout Tuesdays” promotional campaign. 

If you’re in the Barrhead area and planning to order in food on a Tuesday (including today, if you happen to be reading this on Feb. 23), the Chamber wants you to share a picture of your meal via social media. 

Along with the picture, residents should also tag the Chamber with @BarrheadChamber and include the hashtag #tagouttuesday, as well as the restaurant’s social media handle if applicable. 

The Chamber will in turn share those posts that come in on their own social media, as well as publish a weekly feature on a local business. 

“The most important thing is the hashtags. We want to get some legs under this and really create a buzz in our community to support our restaurants,” said Barrhead and District Chamber vice president Dave Sawatzky. 

As indicated earlier, this is all in an effort to support local restaurants, which have either had to close or operate at limited capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We want our community to get behind supporting them,” he said. “I think this will run for a while as we need to help our restaurants.” 

Incidentally, the Barrhead and District Chamber of Commerce is currently running meetings via Zoom every third Thursday of the month. 

Membership in the Chamber is open to any business in the town or county, including farms and sole proprietors, Sawatzky said. 

To join, businesses need to go to www.barrheadchamber.ca to get more information on fees and membership benefits. 

“We are working on updating the website to make it more interactive and easier for our members to navigate,” Sawatzky added.

Kevin Berger, TownandCountryToday.com