How Restaurants Can Participate

Kerbey LaneShow your dedication to serving fresh, local fare! Participate in the GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up.

Like last year, this year’s GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up will be local event-based, and expanded to an entire month of promoting the best of Texas all across the state.  Join other GO TEXAN member restaurants to show your support of local Texas food and beverage producers by hosting an eat-local event at your restaurant, or by featuring a special Texas-themed menu or menu item, during the month of July 2016.


How can your restaurant get involved? 

Step 1: Join GO TEXAN if you are not already a member. Download an application here. A list of benefits of Restaurant membership can be found here. Once you are a member, you will automatically be eligible to participate in Round-Up. 

Step 2: Let GO TEXAN help you determine what kind of event or promotion is right for your restaurant brand, goals and community. Click here to fill out the survey to see examples of events, get ideas and request free marketing materials to use during your event or promotion.


Step 3:
GO TEXAN puts the call out to the network of fellow members to find partners to help create and promote an amazing event to celebrate Texas food and beverage at your restaurant location. 


Step 4:
GO TEXAN delivers contact information for interested members to you so you can move forward with the planning, and provides you with a flyer to help advertise it.


Step 5:
Your restaurant and member partners will all advertise the event, as will TDA, through social media marketing and promotional efforts, including a custom event listing for you on this website.

  • Like us on Facebook and when you post about the event, tag us by using @GO TEXAN. We often re-share members' posts in which we are tagged.
  • Follow us on Twitter and and tag us. We often re-tweet members' tweets in which we are tagged.

If you’d rather not host an event, you can still participate in Restaurant Round-Up! GO TEXAN can instead help you think of ideas to highlight local food and beverage on your menu, or create a new menu special, for the month of July.

Food Bank Collaboration:

For this month-long celebration, TDA is once again partnering with Feeding Texas. Each restaurant hosting an event or menu feature will include their local food bank in a way that pays an immediate benefit to the bank, such as having can donation bins onsite, or collecting money during the event to donate. In the survey, you may offer your chef to be pitched by TDA to local news media, along with your local food bank representative, for cooking or interview segments. Feel free to also publicize your participation in the GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up month, highlighting not only your support of local farmers, but also your commitment to feeding hungry Texans.

For participation questions, contact Wendy Womack at (512) 463-7170 or Wendy.Womack@TexasAgriculture.gov.

     
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