Coupon book featuring 46 local restaurants also supports charity

WINNIPEG — A new coupon book not only supports dozens of Winnipeg restaurants but a local charity as well.

The Manitoba Restaurant and Food Services Association has partnered with 46 local eateries to create the Dine Manitoba Restaurant Guide.

The guide is a coupon book that boasts more than $2,000 in potential savings.

The idea first came from Joe Loschiavo, the owner of Pasquale’s Ristorante, when restrictions first started.

“Just seeing a lot of support from customers coming in and wanting support our local restaurant and it was just overwhelming,” he said. “I talked to a lot of my restaurant friends and they were getting similar responses.”

The guide’s goal may be to encourage Manitobans to order takeout and delivery, but it also supports a local charity as well.

Five dollars from each guide will go to the Dream Factory, a charity that helps fulfill the dreams of kids who are battling life-threatening illnesses.

“Winnipeggers and restaurateurs, even in these tough times, want to be charitable and be helping our local charities,” said Loschiavo.

The guides cost $20 and are on sale at participating restaurants, including Pasquale’s Ristorante, as well as the association’s website.

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