A program that was put on by the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau in record time is helping support local restaurants who want to get the word out that they are still working to feed people in this unprecedented time.
The coronavirus crisis has hit the hospitality industry particularly hard. Documents show nearly 1,000 workers are being laid off. Fundraisers are being set up to help bartenders and servers pay their bills.
Miami Eats by the GMCVB is a free listings service to all Miami-Dade County restaurants regardless of location, cuisine or price point. All participants will be listed on the dedicated Miami Eats website, offering consumers a single platform and a one-stop-shop with easy browse and search capabilities, according to the GMCVB.
“Restaurants are such a critical part of Greater Miami’s hospitality industry, and they are now reeling from an unexpected hit with dining rooms forced to close,” said Steven Haas, restauranteur, former Chair of GMCVB and now Executive Director for Centerplate at The Miami Beach Convention Center. “Whether a business owner, chef, restaurant employee or patron, it is crucial that we come together with the support of one another as we navigate today’s current challenges.”
The list so far has 270 restaurants and counting. Those looking for food can find it on the list, and restaurants can also add their listings.
For the full list, visit Miami Eats' interactive site, which will be updated daily. Share your Miami Eats experience with the GMCVB on social media by using the hashtags, #MiamiEats and #OrderOutHelpOut.