How Take Out is Changing How We Dine

How Take Out is Changing How We Dine

This past year, everything has changed. From how we work, how kids experience school, how and if we can visit family members and even how we get the items we consume. From multiple delivery trucks a week, to our groceries being dropped on our porch – and even how we experience take out meals.

Why Are People Choosing Take Out?

For years, as a family we would dine out together. Usually once a week if not more often. But, with new restrictions in different areas and rising cases – more and more people are choosing take out meals as a break from cooking every night. Yes, you can always drive through fast food options and get meals as you want. But sometimes you want something more – or want something very specific.

Thankfully, in the past few years there have been a lot of food delivery services like DoorDash and Uber Eats that bring you a variety of restaurants to your front door. It’s not just burgers and pizza anymore – but pastas, fajitas and some more delicious options you can have usually within an hour.

What are the Best Ways to Support Local Restaurants Right Now?

There is a huge surge in supporting local businesses through the whole pandemic. That does include local restaurants as well. While a lot of them are joining food delivery services, several are offering their own delivery options as well. But if delivery isn’t an option – that doesn’t mean take out is not an option. Many of your your favorite local restaurants are offering carry out food options and even specials that you can only get for carry out dining.

That means you are still able to support your favorite local haunts, take your favorite food home and enjoy it. Looking for a fun way to shake it up? Order that favorite meal, some appetizers and even carry out drink options (even alcoholic) and grab your favorite movie to watch too! It’s a great way to create a fun night with your family and still support your local businesses.

What About Your Favorite Places?

It seems like almost all of our favorite restaurants are available for take out right now and we absolutely love that. But that also means they need more workers to help with the demand. Places like Five Guys Daphne are always hiring and adding to their staff. This is the perfect time to get a job in a restaurant and to help them grow and thrive in this busy time.

What once was a treat that we enjoyed once in a while with our family has become easier to enjoy with them in the safety of our home. Using the online take out services, we can now have these meals brought right to us safely and get what we’ve been craving and wanting for the last several weeks.

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Becky is Content Creator in metro-Detroit. She is also an interior designer, a former adjunct professor, a gluten free foodie, and world traveler. Week99er is a lifestyle site featuring real life reviews of the latest in entertainment, technology, travel destinations and even set visits. Her Youtube channel gives in depth reviews and travel videos. Contact her at

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