City of Detroit launches new Restaurant Carryout Zone Program to support restaurants impacted by COVID-19

In an effort to support local restaurants impacted by COVID-19, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced this week, a new restaurant carryout zone program, providing free on-street carryout zones to Detroit restaurants. The carryout zones offer free 10 minute parking to all customers patronizing any of the participating restaurants. Since Monday, City of Detroit Department of Public Works (DPW) crews have installed 27 street signs and will continue through the week.

"Our neighborhood businesses, especially restaurants, really need our support now in light of the restrictions on dining on site," said DPW Director Ron Brundidge.  "The new Carryout Parking Zone program has been very popular so far and we hope that more restaurants take advantage of it and that more residents get out and support those neighborhood businesses."

Some of the participating restaurants include Table No. 2, Sloppy Chops, Harbor House, Louisiana Creole Gumbo, Detroit Vegan Soul, Yum Village, Ima and Good Cakes and Bakes. To view a complete list of participating restaurants click here.


Details for the program are as follows:

  • The restaurant carryout zones provide convenience for customers picking up orders from restaurants.
  • It is the expectation that restaurants will take orders to the customer’s vehicle to reduce exposure to COVID-19.
  • Signage designating the carryout zones will be installed by the DPW within 48 to 72 hours of the request being submitted.
  • The program is 100% free to City of Detroit restaurateurs and does not require a permit, only a completed application.

The new program comes following the directive from Governor Whitmer, restricting restaurant service to delivery and carry-out only, due to COVID-19.

If you are a restaurant owner, you can submit a request here


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