Thanks to bans on in-person dining by local governments around the country, including the City of Atlanta and many other metro-area municipalities, most restaurants are not able to do business as usual. Many have switched to takeout-only ordering, but restaurants in general have still seen a steep drop in revenue. At this point, government intervention specifically designed to help restaurants is an uncertain possibility.
The Great American Takeout is an effort to stimulate takeout ordering, with the restaurant coalition encouraging everyone on social media to ask their communities to participate. In a press statement, the restaurant coalition asked the following of participants: