In a bid to help restaurants welcome the return of outdoor diners, the City of Markham has teamed up with an online ordering system and food ordering app that has added a contract tracing platform to its menu.
Any Markham restaurant that signs up for the Reopen with Ritual program will receive AllChecked.In and Ritual Online Ordering free for a lifetime. Restaurants will receive easy-to-use contact tracing software, online ordering, marketing resources and paperless payments.
“I am pleased that Ritual is offering this innovative solution to Markham restaurants as they continue to respond and adapt to restrictions brought on by COVID-19 and prepare for business post-pandemic,” says Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “The City of Markham continues to actively seek opportunities and forge ahead with collaborations building on last year’s Ritual Open for Business program.
“It is critical that both government and enterprise work together to offer solutions to assist small business as we reopen and rebuild our economy.”
About 250 restaurants have signed up for the Reopen with Ritual program since the province entered Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen on June 11, enabling 111,000 user check-ins through the contact tracing app.
“It’s more important than ever that we work together with restaurants to ensure the safety of their staff and customers,” Ritual CEO Ray Reddy says.
Markham offers several support programs through the Department of Economic Growth, Culture and Entrepreneurship’s Markham Small Business Centre and Destination Markham to help local businesses through the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
Visit markham.ca/CovidEnforcement to learn more about health and safety regulations. Local restaurants, retailers and artisans are encouraged to join Destination Markham’s online business listing at visitmarkham.ca.
Finance, tax and legal workshops, as well as pre-recorded webinars, continue to be available via the Markham Small Business Centre.