Commentary: Eat from local restaurants, not big corporations

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Elliott Hyman

Local eateries like El Sombrero should be getting business instead of chains in our area.

Coronavirus has vastly limited travelling for many Americans.

Because people have not been traveling, they have not been able to go out and try new restaurants. People have been stuck eating at their favorite restaurants, which aren’t as appetizing the twentieth time around, and so many have resorted to trying new local restaurants and foods, which has been beneficial for numerous reasons.

Ordering from local eateries supports the family owned restaurants and businesses in your area.

When you eat locally, the foods tend to be more organic and ethically produced, which is unlike some of the large companies that sell vast  amounts of processed foods. This is obviously healthier for one’s body.

Additionally, people who are eating local refrain from continuing to support giant and powerful corporations.

When you eat from family owned businesses not only are you eating great food, but you are also avoiding the negative impacts that come along with supporting large chain restaurants. 

Chain restaurants release cheap and highly processed foods, putting local businesses out of work and creating monopolies. 

Chain restaurants release cheap and highly processed foods, putting local businesses out of work and creating monopolies. ”

— Sasha Potter

When one supports family-owned businesses, it positively contributes to the economy and puts the money back into the community’s hands, supporting the families who risk it all to open a restaurant.

When eating from local restaurants you are guaranteed authentic foods because these family companies actually care about you. They want to give you the best foods they can. 

These businesses tend to have better customer service and respect rather than the big companies that exist to take your money. 

When eating locally, you support the mom and pop restaurants of your community. You back their dreams.

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