The City of Tacoma has joined a regional effort to put Puget Sound food businesses on the map. Led by the City of Seattle and in cooperation with 16 cities and counties, the platform offers diners a map of restaurants open for takeout and delivery, searchable by location. The site has been receiving upwards of 2,200 visitors per day since its launch, providing a crucial tool for food businesses to pivot operations and increase visibility while following guidelines set by the statewide Stay Home, Stay Healthy executive order.
To use the map, residents can enter their location or drop a pin and find all the available restaurants near them. Once they select their restaurant, they can place a takeout or delivery order directly through the app or can receive directions to the restaurant. The map also connects users directly to third-party delivery services like Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Caviar to easily patronize a restaurant. Seattle Information Technology (ITD) built the map, and staff from municipalities across the Puget Sound, including Tacoma, partnered with community leaders and small business owners to populate the map with businesses. Users can access the map here: Maps.seattle.gov/PugetSound/SupportSmallBiz.
Restaurant, bar, café, and brewery owners can enter their information into a brief survey to see their business appear on the public-facing map within minutes. To help ensure quality and consistent data, ITD has created an internal map and survey that business owners can use to enter their information. If you are a business owner and want to add yourself to the map, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions.