With restaurants closed, Brunette lets you "Pay Now & Eat Later".

Montreal, Quebec - March 23rd, 2020

Despite being on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the service industry has been one of the hardest hit by the economic fallout of the virus. With thin profit margins and high operating costs at the best of times, restaurants are being forced to either close their doors for an indeterminate amount of time or change their business models overnight. Now, Brunette, an online retailer of Canadian restaurant products, is offering a way to help. With their “Pay Now, Eat Later” model, visitors to shopbrunette.com can purchase gift cards to their favourite spots, helping to keep these businesses afloat during these turbulent times. Brunette also carries a bevy of high-quality, restaurant-specific apparel and merchandise that ships worldwide and that you can sport proudly right away.

Brandon Harrar and Dave Rose founded Brunette in 2018 as a way to give restaurants access to an otherwise untapped revenue stream, via online retailing of products, apparel, and $25 or $50 gift cards. With a global crisis halting standard revenue streams for these partners, this source of cash flow has become more valuable than ever. According to Harrar, “Rather than ask for donations, this allows consumers to support their favourite restaurants, while still getting what they paid for.” Rose added, “Not only are you helping, but you’re getting something to look forward to, which we can all use right now.”



You can browse through Brunette’s 30+ brand partners (and growing) on their website shopbrunette.com. While there’s still no telling how long this pandemic will last, restaurants will eventually reopen their doors; and when that day comes, hopefully you’ll have secured that delicious, celebratory meal. For any additional information, feel free to contact info@shopbrunette.com.

March 23, 2020