The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s GoodEat $ marketing campaign affords reductions to visitors within the metropolis

Tuesdays and Wednesdays are traditionally slower days in the restaurant business. The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership is trying to change that a little.

It helps nearly 30 downtown restaurants to offer 25% off food and drink discounts on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in March as part of the GoodEat $ program.

Restaurants are reimbursed by the partnership. Customers can choose between dine-in, pick-up or delivery.

The campaign is made possible by funding from a Covid-19 aid grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.

The participating restaurants can be seen here.

“We hope this will provide a huge financial boost to those restaurants that need it and that diners in the Pittsburgh area will have a new opportunity to order from their favorites or try something new,” said Richard Hooper, vice president of Marketing & Marketing. Communication for the partnership by email.

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The partnership has found ways to help businesses downtown during the pandemic, said Michael Zawojski, chef and director of food and beverages at Revel + Roost on Forbes Avenue. When he heard about this last campaign, he immediately said yes.

Courtesy Revel + Roost

Brisket and Macaroni and Cheese at Revel + Roost in downtown Pittsburgh

Zawojski said he saw more people eating out again. Given the improving weather, they plan to set up outdoor dining tables next week.

“People are starting to feel good and some have even held vaccination celebrations,” he said. “Where all four people at the table have been vaccinated and can spend an evening. It is heartwarming to see. I think the public is realizing how much they value the luxury of having a meal prepared for them. That was taken away with the pandemic. “

“The extra boost, especially on our slower days, gives us the opportunity to introduce Revel’s menu to new guests and give returning guests the opportunity to try our latest menu items,” Zawojski said in a statement. “We love that grocery delivery is also included in this program, which extends our reach beyond the immediate downtown community. “

The partnership also plans to offer some surprise gifts of restaurant gift cards and free dinners each week for those who post on social media.

The campaign enables the partnership to influence the bottom line in new ways, said Jeremy Waldrup, president and CEO of the partnership, in a statement.

“We hope that this incentive really motivates people to eat, pick up or order in the restaurants that we know they love,” said Waldrup. “There really is no harm in getting good food at a discount and helping these small businesses.”

The speckled egg in the Union Trust Building opened in late 2019. The added challenge is that it is only open for breakfast and lunch. They serve cocktails with the meal but couldn’t have their happy hour because of covid-19.

Jacqueline Schoedel, who jointly owns the restaurant with husband Nate, said the partnership welcomed her to the neighborhood and never steered it wrong. She said everything the partnership does is beyond her expectations.

“We took part in other programs that the (partnership) carried out,” said Jacqueline Schoedel. “So it was a breeze. People may think of coming downtown for dinner, but they don’t always think about coming downtown for lunch, especially when they don’t have to be in their office because they work from home . I try to stay positive and keep it on the sunny side. “

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a contributor to the Tribune Review. You can contact JoAnne at 724-853-5062,, or on Twitter.

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