The City of Brentwood is encouraging the community to continue supporting local businesses in Brentwood during the COVID-19 pandemic by launching an “Open for Takeout” initiative.
Brentwood declared a state of emergency on March 21, which through an executive order meant closing dining service inside restaurants and bars across Brentwood.
“This new initiative is to help those businesses during these tough times,” Brentwood City Manager Kirk Bednar said in a news release. “What better day to launch this but on March 24, which is being called The Great American Takeout, that urges every American to order at least one delivery or pick-up meal today and continue ordering from restaurants throughout the crisis."
According to the news release the first part of this initiative is to survey restaurants and find out which establishments are open, which are closed, and which offer takeout, curbside, delivery and drive through options while practicing social distancing.
Due to the popularity of the initiative, the city has now opened it up to all Williamson County restaurants, and as of Thursday, March, 26, 31 restaurants have filled out the survey and included their services on the map.
The city and the Williamson County government encourages every restaurant owner to take the survey here, and once a person completes the survey, the information will be placed on this interactive map on the city’s website.
“This feedback is critical to identifying the needs of our business community, and helping to support them in this difficult time," Brentwood Vice Mayor Ken Travis said.