Eat Locally, Help Your Community

September 23, 2012

One way to support the community around your real estate in Chicago is to dine at locally owned restaurants, which not only supports small business owners but also pumps money into the local economy and preserves jobs.

From September 24 through October 7, a national event will promote eaters to dine in their own neighborhoods.

dish mob chicago, real estate in chicagoDine Local Dish Mobs, launched by Arlington Heights-based and Cash Mobs founder Andrew Samtoy, is an initiative that encourages diners to patron local, independently owned restaurants and support the surrounding community.

The two-week period will include Dish Mobs events in five markets, and one of those markets is Chicago.

“ has been helping independently owned restaurants thrive since 1999,” said President and Chief Marketing Officer, Christopher Krohn.

“And for two weeks, we are asking consumers nationwide to join us in our mission to help communities prosper by visiting a great locally owned restaurant as part of our Dish Mobs events inspired by Andrew Samtoy’s popular Cash Mobs events.”

Dish Mob Chicago will take place at the Cactus Bar & Grill, 404 S. Wells in the Loop, on Tuesday, September 25 at 11:30 a.m.

“Every day does its part to fill tables at independently owned restaurants nationwide giving consumers a great deal and the restaurant a financial boost,” said Andrew Samtoy, founder of Cash Mobs.

“Teaming up gives us the ability to extend that reach and rejuvenate local restaurants. Through social media and word-of-mouth, we hope the camaraderie can spread to communities in other cities, too.”

When you eat out over the next couple weeks, make sure to dine locally. You just might find a new gem in your very own neighborhood.

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