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The Great American Takeout was a campaign launched by a restaurant coalition to encourage Americans to order delivery or pick-up meals on a particular day to support the struggling restaurant industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] Jack in the Box announced they were joining the campaign on March 24, 2020.[2]

Initially, the campaign was focused on one day (March 24, 2020), but it expanded to become a weekly event, occasionally with a specific theme such as "Pizza Party" or supporting Black-owned businesses. The campaign ceased posting on social media on March 24, 2021, the campaign's first anniversary.

Days[]

  • March 24, 2020 - The first Great American Takeout
  • March 31, 2020 - The Great American Takeout 2[3]
  • April 7, 2020 - The third Great American Takeout[4]
  • April 14, 2020 - The fourth Great American Takeout[5]
  • April 17, 2020 - The Great American Pizza Party[6]
  • April 21, 2020 - Picnic at Home[7]
  • April 28, 2020 - Superhero Salute[8]
  • May 5, 2020 - The Great American Takeout Fiesta[9]
  • May 15, 2020 - Dinner & A Movie[10]
  • May 28, 2020 - Burger Bash[11]
  • June 11, 2020 - Support Black-owned Restaurants[12]
  • October 27, 2020 - The Great American Takeout and Pizza to the Polls[13]
  • March 24, 2021 - The final Great American Takeout[14]


References[]

  1. Restaurant Coalition Launches The Great American Takeout Campaign. MediaPost. March 22, 2020.
  2. Jack is joining #TheGreatAmericanTakeout! Support any restaurant near you today by getting take-out or delivery, and if you pick Jack you get a free 3pc. Egg Rolls with any purchase on our app! Jack in the Box on Facebook. March 24, 2020.
  3. You asked for a second helping... we’ll deliver. #TheGreatAmericanTakeout is back for seconds on Tuesday, 3/31! 🥡 thegreatamericantakeout on Instagram. March 27, 2020.
  4. We’re coming back for a third course with a sweet treat! thegreatamericantakeout on Instagram. April 4, 2020.
  5. #TheGreatAmericanTakeout is back with 101 chances to win!@TheGATakeout on Twitter. April 14, 2020.
  6. @TheGATakeout. "We’re throwing a party, and you’re invited! 🎉 On Friday, April 17th, join us for #TheGreatAmericanPizzaParty by ordering from your favorite pizza joint! Stay tuned for deets on an epic prize 🏆." Twitter, 15 Apr. 2020, <https://twitter.com/TheGATakeout/status/1250530788040273921>.
  7. @TheGATakeout. "Grab your blankets, everybody! #TheGreatAmericanTakeout is coming back this Tuesday with the Picnic at Home edition! 🧺." Twitter, 18 Apr. 2020, <https://twitter.com/TheGATakeout/status/1251593141062266881>.
  8. @thegreatamericantakeout. "On 4/28, salute a local superhero & you both could win big!" Instagram, 26 Apr. 2020.
  9. @thegreatamericantakeout. Instagram post. 30 Apr. 2020.
  10. @thegreatamericantakeout. Support female-led restaurants with dinner and a movie TONIGHT at 8 pm ET!⁣⁣. Instagram, 15 May 2020.
  11. @TheGATakeout. "We know you’re grilling out today, but let’s be real: one day of burgers is never enough! 🍔 Join us this Thursday to celebrate #NationalHamburgerDay with #TheGreatAmericanTakeout Burger Bash!" Twitter, 25 May 2020, <https://twitter.com/TheGATakeout/status/1264985710018215937>.
  12. @TheGATakeout. "Stand in solidarity with the Black community by supporting Black-owned restaurants! On 6/11, we’re asking everyone in America to order takeout from a Black-owned restaurant. We’ll donate to @blklivesmatter for every post tagged #thegreatamericantakeout. More to come!" Twitter, 8 Jun. 2020, <https://twitter.com/TheGATakeout/status/1270101894803816448>.
  13. @TheGATakeout. "Order a pizza next Tuesday and we’ll deliver one to the polls on Election Day! On 10/27, for every pizza you order & share with the hashtag #DemocracyIsDelicious, our friends at @samueladamsbeer will donate 1 pizza to @pizzatothepolls! Mark your calendar for pizza night 🍕." Twitter, 20 Oct. 2020, <https://twitter.com/TheGATakeout/status/1318664177141993473>.
  14. thegreatamericantakeout. "One year in, and restaurants need your support more than ever. We’re back next week to raise $500K for restaurant workers in need. Mark your calendars for takeout next Wednesday, 3/24!" Instagram, 16 Mar. 2021, <https://www.instagram.com/p/CMgKLp8hpa2/>.

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