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SaveOurFaves - Gift card site for quarantined restaurants

Buy gift card for a future meal at your favorite restaurant to save it from bankruptcy

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SaveOurFavs is a directory of restaurants in the Bay Area where you can buy a gift card from your favorite restaurant. Each gift card is a small loan to the restaurant that helps "flatten the curve" of a drop in income due to COVID-19. This income helps restaurants cover the fixed costs that will help the restaurant stay afloat during the crises and resume its operations after the shelter in place is lifted. 

Other organizations helping local restaurants: 

https://helpmainstreet.com 

https://www.openmeal.org/team

What is the need are you focusing on?

Restaurants have tons of fixed costs: rent, labor, loan repayments, insurance, supplies, repairs – the list goes on. Even successful restaurants have razor thin margins of 3-5%, and a third have struggled to pay employees at least once. The “shelter-in-place” ordinance keeping customers at home could tip the balance into bankruptcy. SaveOurFavs sells gift cards for future meals in Bay Area restaurants to help them generate income during the lockdown and keep their business from bankruptcy.

What is the best example of business adaption you’ve seen in response to COVID-19?

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What is your profession?

Customer Insights

Where are you located (country)?

USA

Where are you located (region)?

  • North America

Which industry do you work in?

  • Business/Consulting
  • Customer Experience/Service
  • Designer(UX/CX/Design Research)
  • Technology

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