Dining At a Distance is an online platform that provides a comprehensive list of which restaurants are doing take out during the coronavirus crisis.
As restaurants pivot en masse to takeout and delivery, they’re preoccupied with putting down the infrastructure and keeping employees on the payroll in order to try and weather the coronavirus storm and don’t necessarily have the time or resources to adequately market their new offerings.
Dining at a Distance has stepped in to provide the definitive list of restaurants who have made the switch to takeout. It is the brainchild of Sean Lynch and Jenn Galdes, one from a digital product development background, the other a PR guru in the restaurant business, when they saw the industry begin to collapse around them.
“When we saw all the restaurants in the city closing we were trying to figure out what it meant and what did it mean for delivery,” says Lynch on the phone from Chicago.
“So we went to twitter and I saw a thread about what restaurants were delivering and which weren’t. It was really interesting but I saw that it was quite difficult to extract the information from it so you could quickly find out what you needed.”