For the fifth year, the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. (EDC) will sponsor its Dine Small campaign on Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26.
The Dine Small campaign was created to encourage residents and visitors to eat at small locally owned restaurants in Martinsville and Henry County, especially on Small Business Saturday. That day also falls on one of the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, the day after Black Friday.
The EDC is offering $10 vouchers towards food purchases at 15 local small restaurants that agreed to participate. Many of these restaurants have menus with meals less than $10, thereby allowing the customer to eat for free or little cost. If a diner’s meal costs more than $10, the diner is responsible for the difference. It should be noted that the voucher cannot be used toward alcohol purchases or non-food/non-beverage items.
The campaign is a win-win for the diners and for the restaurants. The diners get a free or discounted meal, and perhaps use this experience to go to a different restaurant from their norm. The restaurants get customers through their door who may even spend more than the voucher’s value.
Last year, more than 500 vouchers were distributed. There is no cost for the vouchers, but they must be picked up in person (one per person, no holds, no exceptions).
Vouchers will be available beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, November 14, at the Lower Level of New College Institute Baldwin Building (191 Fayette Street, Martinsville). Please park in the lower level parking lot.
Pick up hours are 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Nov. 14-18 and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 21-22.
A list of participating restaurants is below and at https://bit.ly/3fR4IRH:
Burgers, Wings N’ Whatnot
Captain Tom’s Seafood
Daily Grind Coffee House & Café
The Ground Floor
Hugo’s Restaurant & Sports Bar
Hylton’s Wood-Cooking Grill
La Plazita Mexican Restaurant
Los Norteños Mexican Restaurant
Manny’s Seafood, Soul & Mexican
Pacific Bay Steak & Seafood
Roosky’s Bar & Grill
Simply Suzanne’s Café
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