“Carry Out PA” is takeout made easy

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More than 1,000 Pennsylvania food and beverage producers are now all on one easy-to-use website!

How many different apps have you downloaded on your phone since the start of our quarantine?

Did you download TikTok yet? If not, good for you. How about a dating app?

One section of apps you probably doubled-down on is food delivery apps. Whether that’s GrubHub, UberEats, Postmates, or brand-specific apps, dinner is just a few taps away.

While apps make it easier to get food, it’s not as easy to find out who’s open, which delivery platform they’re using, or what days/hours you can get delivery.

Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association’s new Carry Out PA makes it easier than ever to get that takeout you crave from local businesses.

Carry Out PA – How it works

The Carry Out PA website is clean, simple, and user-friendly. You can search by type of food, your zip code, or by how a business is operating (takeout, curbside, delivery).

If you’re someone who has trouble deciding, you can even use the “Surprise Me!” feature that picks nearby restaurants at random.

It’s not just about the food. CarryoutPA.com has a Beer & Wine filter so you can see who has the closest drink to you.

Right now, there are more than 1,000 Pennsylvania restaurants, eateries, wineries, breweries, and more listed on the site.

Each entry shows if they are doing takeout, delivery, or curbside, along with their participating ordering and delivery apps. Listings also include links to updated menus, hours of operation, and other important information.

If you’re a restaurant or other producer not on the list, you can enter your info here!

Hospitality Assistance

PRLA also has established a new program called Hospitality Assistance Response of PA (HARP) to aide hospitality workers.

HARP is funded by private, community, and individual donations that will be used to distribute one-time individual grants of $250 to front-line industry employees during times of unforeseen hardship.

Local businesses have already shown their support for HARP in a variety of initiatives.

Yuengling got things rolling with an early donation of $100K to the relief fund.

Multiple local breweries brewed the worldwide collaboration “All Together Now” to donate proceeds to the efforts. Tröegs Independent Brewing is releasing Scratch #413 this Thursday in 16 oz. cans with 100 percent of the proceeds going to HARP.

The first round of applicants has met capacity, but PRLA hopes to re-open for a second application process once inquiries are processed and additional funds have been raised.

You can donate to help PRLA support local hospitality workers either online or by texting HARP to 44321.

Sara Bozich
Author: Sara Bozich

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