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Tuesday’s ‘Great American Takeout’ campaign underway to help local restaurants

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(CBS Local) — The restaurant industry, which has been particularly hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, is asking consumers to participate in “The Great American Takeout” on Tuesday, March 24.

Many states, including Louisiana, have ordered all dine-in restaurant operations closed to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

And while many restaurants can still offer takeout service, delivery and pick-up, social distancing and lockdowns pose a tremendous economic threat to the restaurant sector, which employs an estimated 15 million workers.

That’s what spurred a coalition of national and regional eateries to organize #thegreatamericantakeout.

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