Save Restaurants
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For Restaurant Customers

What is Save Restaurants?

Save Restaurants is a website to help you find ways to support your favorite New York City restaurants. You can purchase gift cards, place takeout orders or make a donation.

Why is this needed?

Restaurants generall have very low margins and many fixed costs that must still be paid, even when they are closed or only partially operational. COVID-19 has forced many restaurants to close and to stop paying all of their employees. If the COVID-19 restrictions last for a long time, restaurants could permanently go out of business and all of their employees will be unemployed.
By purchasing a gift card, ordering takeout or making a donation, you could help restaurants and their staff make it through these challenging times.

Can I add my favorite restaurant?

Please do! You can submit it here.

I can't afford to support financially. How else can I help?

Sharing links to this site with as many friends as possible will help increase the amount of support each restaurant receives. You can also add more restaurants here, to help out more restaurants.

I don't live in NYC. Where can I find restaurants for my city?

I may eventually expand to mroe cities, but for now, I'll keep updating this section as I learn of more existing sites for other cities.
- Bay area: SaveOurFaves

Does Save Restaurants make money>

No. Save Restaurants just helps restaurants make money.

Who built this? Why?

Save Restaurants was built by Riley Tomasek. I am a software engineer that lives in NYC and loves food. It was painful to see all of my favorite restaurants struggling and this is my best effort to help them out.

For Restaurant Owners

Why isn't my restaurant on your website?

All restaurants must be manually submitted. Please help out and add your restaurant here here.

What is Save Restaurants?

Save Restaurants is a website to help you find ways to support your favorite New York City restaurants. You can purchase gift cards, place takeout orders or make a donation You can purchase a gift card, place a takeout order or make a donation.

The information about my business is incorrect

Please email me at hi@rile.yt with the details and I'll get it fixed.

How can I setup gift cards?

Several POS systems, like Square, have the ability to create gift cards for you and can easily be setup. If your website is built with BentoBox, you may also be able to use that to setup gift cards.

How can I setup donations?

Several restaurants are currently accepting donations through GoFundMe.

Contact Info

Email: hi@rile.yt | Twitter: @rileytomasek