Hy-Lo News Staff Report
“Eat AT Black Restaurants Often” or #EATBRO is an intentional, cultural shift of Black dining dollars. EATBRO, which is an effort created by culinary professionals and community members, goals are to promote Black restaurants, be a resource for restaurants to build and expand, and be a pillar in eliminating the stigma of service in Black owned restaurants.
Organizers are encouraging others to use specific hashtags to promote Black owned business and talk about improving the Black owned dinning experiences. The #eatbro hashtag will be used to promote the cause, and restaurants. The #TellEatBRO should be used when customers have a positive or negative experience with a Black Owned restaurants. Also, use #TellEatBro on social media when you have an issue that is not resolved. The #wheredidyoueattoday hashtag can be used to show off your meal that you purchased from a Black owned restaurant and encourage others to do the same.
The group, which has a Facebook group to build community and engagement, will also provide resources for restaurants looking to establish a customer service process as well as their internal restaurant systems,processes — from supplier to prep sheets.
“EATBRO is not only a movement for our people, it is a resource for restaurant owners, chefs, food trucks, and more,” said Felicia Martin, one of the organizers. “It is a 360 dedication to Black Restaurant success.”
EATBRO is hosting a virtual event on July 17th at 7pm called “Eat Up.” They’re going to have a DJ, a comedian, dinner and a show all via Zoom. For more information follow the group on Facebook at EATBRO.