Cities of Keller and Roanoke promote local restaurants through social media campaigns

City of Keller employees are showing support for local restaurants through the Keep Calm and Carry Out contest. (Courtesy city of Keller)
City of Keller employees are showing support for local restaurants through the Keep Calm and Carry Out contest. (Courtesy city of Keller)

City of Keller employees are showing support for local restaurants through the Keep Calm and Carry Out contest. (Courtesy city of Keller)

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City of Keller employees are showing support for local restaurants through the Keep Calm and Carry Out contest. (Courtesy city of Keller)
While local businesses are struggling to make ends meet, city governments are finding creative ways to help.

The city of Keller announced March 20 the Keep Calm and Carry Out contest in order to support local restaurants that have shifted to delivery, takeout and to-go options only.

The contest encourages residents to take a photo of themselves purchasing takeout or delivery. Residents can enter by direct messaging the photo to a city of Keller social media account or to Keep It In Keller.

According to the city, multiple entries are accepted, and drawings for prizes will occur at the end of the week.

Meanwhile, the city of Roanoke is promoting March 24 as Great American Takeout Day.

“Today is Great American Takeout Day!” the city announced on Facebook. “Show your support for our local restaurants, which have been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A social media campaign sponsored by Smithfield Foods, the Great American Takeout campaign is meant to draw attention to the impact the coronavirus is having on the restaurant industry.

According to the campaign’s website, Smithfield will donate $5 up to $100,000 for every social media post tagged with #TheGreatAmericanTakeout.

The total donation will go to Core: Children of Restaurant Employees, an organization with the objective to provide “support to food and beverage employees, with children, who have been medically diagnosed with Covid-19.”

Keller, Roanoke and northeast Fort Worth residents can find out what many local restaurants are doing to remain open throughout the coronavirus outbreak here.
By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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