Welcome to TL;DR (Tracy’s Latest Discussion Recap). We’re keeping you up to date on thought leadership from Tracy Lawrence, CEO and Co-Founder of Chewse. Today’s topic: why you should support LA’s restaurants.
Local businesses. We talk about them a lot, but how often do we put our money where our mouth is? It’s tempting to grab some all-you-can-eat breadsticks at Olive Garden, or order Panera catering instead of dealing with the hassle of handling catering logistics yourself. But supporting local businesses goes beyond the meal you’re eating. In fact, because local businesses themselves tend to shop more locally, you might be supporting a local farm, butcher, and produce vendor – just by eating at one restaurant!
Our CEO and Co-Founder, Tracy Lawerence, was raised in LA, where local businesses are more important than ever. In fact, according to a 2019 study by the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy:
Small businesses employ 7.1 million Californians.
Supporting small and local businesses means supporting the local economy, and connecting with your city in a way you might not be able to otherwise. So, LA, we encourage you – try local restaurants! As Tracy puts it:
“When business leaders support these local restaurants, LA’s people, industries, economy, and culture flourish.
When you funnel finances and resources into local restaurants, you’re supporting a major backbone of the local economy and the people who surround you.”
Read more about how you can support local businesses – in Los Angeles and across the country – in Tracy’s Medium post.