March 26, 2020
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — As the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic continues to sow uncertainty into the daily routines of Chesterfield County residents, local economic leaders have developed a way to connect people to area restaurants.
Chesterfield Economic Development has launched “Chesterfield Eats to Go,” an online resource to help Chesterfield residents and visitors identify which restaurants near them are open for pickup or delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
While Chesterfield County has several fast-food franchises with drive-thrus and pizza delivery establishments that are open, “Chesterfield Eats To Go” is intended to focus on restaurants where takeout and delivery are not normal operations.
Residents, companies and visitors are encouraged to start a new habit of at least once a week, if not more, of ordering from local Chesterfield County restaurants. They’re also asked to replicate prior meals eaten out by using the “Chesterfield Eats To Go” website.
The project, which is supported by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, was made possible by a partnership with the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce.
“Our job is to serve business and that never has been more important until today,” Danielle MW Fitz-Hugh, Chesterfield Chamber president. “Helping restaurants drive traffic to their door in an innovative way is critical to helping them sustain. We will get through this together and appreciate Chesterfield County’s work with their GIS mapping software to bring residents closer to their next meal.”
Using a GIS mapping system format, patrons can zoom-in on their designated area of Chesterfield County, select one of the pinned restaurants highlighted on the map, and retrieve essential contact information and hours of operation for their desired restaurant.
The website also works on most mobile devices -- allowing residents to transfer the restaurant’s address to most mobile driving apps to ensure safe and timely travel to pickup to-go orders.
The “Chesterfield Eats To Go” is part of a series of actions being taken by the Board of Supervisors, Chesterfield Economic Development and county administration to ease the coronavirus’ impact on residents and businesses.
“Small businesses play an important role in Chesterfield County’s economy, and prior to the unprecedented spread of COVID-19, restaurants played an essential part in our county’s commercial sector growth, while being the backbone of family, team and church gatherings for a variety of residents and visitors in our county,” said Chesterfield County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey. “Now more than ever they need our help to maintain their establishments as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts the business routines of restaurant owners and staffs. ‘Chesterfield Eats To Go’ is an important way for Chesterfield residents, companies and visitors to patronize local restaurants that have done so much to make our county a wonderful place to live, work and play.”
More restaurants will continue to be added to the system as their available services are verified.
If you are a restaurant offering pickup or deliver services but are not currently included on “Chesterfield Eats to Go,” please complete the restaurant listing form.
If the information associated with your business is inaccurate or incomplete, please contact Kathryn Abelt with any corrections at email@example.com. Requested corrections and additions will be made during county business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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Versión en Español: CHESTERFIELD COME PARA IR (PDF)