A COVID-19 Restaurant Impact Survey conducted by the National Restaurant Association in January 2022 shows that Pennsylvania's restaurant industry recovery is still incomplete and the Omicron variant negatively impacted business conditions for restaurants in the state.

  • 93% of restaurants experienced a decline in customer demand for indoor on-premises dining in recent weeks, as a result of the increase in coronavirus cases due to the omicron variant
  • 56% reduced hours of operation 
  • 59% closed on days that they would normally be open
  • 22% reduced seating capacity
  • 9% changed to only offering off-premises for a period of time
  • 76% of operators say their sales volume in 2021 was lower than it was in 2019
  • 80% of operators say their customer traffic in 2021 was lower than it was in 2019

CAEDC -- in partnership with Cumberland County and the four area Chambers of Commerce -- continues to spotlight the importance of the restaurant industry to our local economy. We encourage you to continue to support your beloved local favorites so they will be with us in the future.

Meal Madness

Cumberland Valley Meal Madness

Cumberland Valley Meal Madness was CAEDC's most recent promotional campaign to spotlight the importance of the restaurant industry to our local economy. The bracket celebrated the rich diversity of culinary offerings from our local restaurants – from classic American comfort foods to international flavors and everything in between. Voting took place on social media throughout March 2022. And, we are proud to announce that Valley Bistro in Enola was the 2022 Cumberland Valley Meal Madness winner.

Suggestions to Support Our Local Restaurants

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Order takeout, curbside pickup, or delivery.
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If the weather permits, take advantage of outdoor dining options. 
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Dine indoors. COVID-19 restrictions and masking orders in Pennsylvania have been lifted. Enjoy indoor dining as well as events such as live music, trivia night, and happy hour specials.
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Buy a gift card.
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Like, share, and repost on social media or write a review. Be sure to share to include #CVEats.
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Purchase their merch. Many restaurants, bars, and breweries/wineries/distilleries sell awesome merchandise such as t-shirts, coffee mugs, and more. Pick up something for yourself or purchase a gift for a friend.
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Order meal kits, holiday/appetizer/dessert trays, or pre-made heat-and-eat family-style meals.
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Be Kind. Many restaurants are currently dealing with staffing shortages. Your patience is appreciated.

Discover and Explore

From local craft beer or homemade chocolates to a sweet and juicy steak or a cooling treat, you'll find the flavor you're craving at these locations. See the suggestions below to point you in the right direction or view the full list of restaurants.

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