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Chesterfield County initiative encourages residents to order from local restaurants

Posted at 7:15 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 00:22:33-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A new Chesterfield County initiative aims to encourage residents to support and connect with their local restaurants in the wake of COVID-19.

Chesterfield Economic Developmend has launched “Chesterfield Eats to Go [],” an online resource to help Chesterfield residents and visitors identify which restaurants near them are open for pickup or delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Residents, companies and visitors are encouraged to start a new habit of of ordering from local Chesterfield County restaurants. They’re also asked to replicate prior meals eaten out by using the “Chesterfield Eats To Go” website.

The project, which is supported by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, was made possible by a partnership with the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce [].

Using a GIS mapping system format, patrons can zoom-in on their designated area of Chesterfield County, select one of the pinned restaurants highlighted on the map, and retrieve essential contact information and hours of operation for their desired restaurant.

“Small businesses play an important role in Chesterfield County’s economy, and prior to the unprecedented spread of COVID-19, restaurants played an essential part in our county’s commercial sector growth, while being the backbone of family, team and church gatherings for a variety of residents and visitors in our county,” said Chesterfield County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey. “Now more than ever they need our help to maintain their establishments as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts the business routines of restaurant owners and staffs.

Restaurants will continue to be added to the system as their available services are verified.

If you are a restaurant offering pickup or deliver services but are not currently included on “Chesterfield Eats to Go [],” please complete the restaurant listing form [].

If the information associated with your business is inaccurate or incomplete, please contact Kathryn Abelt with any corrections at Requested corrections and additions will be made during county business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.