In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the significant economic impact it is having on our regional economy, the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce has launched the “Delaware County Guide to Local Carry-Out Establishments” on their website.
Developed as a resource for the public to utilize and as a vital marketing tool for these service industry businesses whose operations have been altered per Gov. Wolf’s orders to close all dine-in facilities to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
“All businesses are navigating new changes and obstacles and it is important to know that the chamber is your partner moving through the COVID-19 crisis,” said Trish McFarland, president of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. “The restaurant industry has experienced unprecedented hurdles with the state-mandated closure, but their innovation and incredible work ethic have resulted in new delivery services, curbside pick-up and takeout options to support all residents of Delaware County at this time.”
In partnership with Delaware County Council, the Delaware County Commerce Center and by working side-by-side with Delaware County Planning Department, these community leaders produced this all-encompassing tool to alleviate some of the strained communication regarding these business’s reformed operations, services and menu items they are required to have in place.
“Data is one of the greatest tools that we can use as we navigate this crisis and prepare for eventual recovery. The Chamber is performing a great service for the community in putting this together,” said Patrick Killian, director of the Delaware County Commerce Center
“Many Delaware County restaurants have evolved to include delivery services and curbside pick-up during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Delaware County Council Chairman Brian Zidek. “This tool allows them to promote their businesses and makes the community aware. This is one way we can support some of our favorite Delco restaurants and our community during very challenging times.”
Food industry businesses are encouraged to complete the quick survey on the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s dedicated coronavirus resource landing page which can be found at here. After completing the survey, the establishment’s information will be automatically generated and added to the map that has more than 125 entries.
"Small businesses and locally-owned restaurants are the heart of Delaware County. Everyone loves to support their local businesses,” said Deanna Doane, principal and owner of Click Canyon. “In Wayne, we are seeing our community come together and support those restaurants offering takeout and delivery.”
From Margaret Kuo’s promoting their award-winning Chinese food on the Main Line for curbside pickup to Bogart’s Bar & Grill on Naamans Creek Road displaying their array of menu items they are ready to package for takeout - this map has a take-out option for anyone looking for a delicious meal and a way to support our local businesses at the same time.
As vice president of The Wayne Business Association and a board member of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, Doane is well-versed in the needs of the business community. “This map put together by the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is just another way to access the information and make it easier to support these restaurants."
“Pinocchio's would like to thank the Chamber of Commerce for creating a map of open restaurants during this time of need,” said Athena, Tim and Ted Volikas, part-owners of Pinocchio’s Restaurant. “Local restaurants like us are grateful for their support.”
The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is committed working side-by-side with the local business community and providing support, advocating for policy response and delivering the most up-to-date resources in order to get through the COVID-19 outbreak.
For additional information regarding the legislation listed above and further COVID-19 business resources, visit https://www.delcochamber.org/coronavirus.html.