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Great Bermuda Takeout Day set for launch

The Great Bermuda Takeout Day is being launched to encourage people to support local food outlets.The Bermuda Tourism Authority is promoting the initiative on Thursday to help eateries who are continuing to provide home and kerbside deliveries.Chief sales and marketing officer, Victoria Isley, said: “Bermuda is well known for its boasty food culture and genuine hospitality that set the island apart.“So we’re proud to invite everyone to join this effort by contacting restaurants island-wide to order breakfast, lunch or dinner, or all three.“We hope this helps boost dollars and morale for our valued restaurant stakeholders.”The BTA’s internal Covid-19 stakeholder task force, made up of team members of its New York and Bermuda offices, has launched a series of programmes, including a dedicated page on GoToBermuda.com promoting more than 150 operational businesses. Restaurants can be included by completing a brief online form on the site.Phil Barnett, a BTA director and representative of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce restaurant division, said: “Covid-19 has hit our industry hard with closure of all our sit-in spaces.“We are doing everything in our power to keep as many of our team members employed and working, but we need the community’s support more than ever.“So, savour some sushi. Hurry for a curry. Bite into a burger. Our industry appreciates it.”To participate in the Great Bermuda Takeout Day, go online or call restaurants to order meals for takeout or delivery.You can also like or share BTA’s social posts on #GreatBermudaTakeoutDay and share your own culinary adventures that day.Evening orders should be made early enough to comply with any government public-health curfew restrictions.