Support Local Restaurants And Support Your Community

Posted by Aybla Grill Greek Mediterranean Food on Monday, September 23, 2019

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Aybla Grill Serves Portland With Pride

Aybla Grill is proud to bring some of the best in Greek and Mediterranean dishes to the Portland area. We’re eager to serve a healthy and delicious menu that caters to all our customers’ needs. We make sure our menu has options for everyone, regardless of dietary restrictions. Portland clients will find vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options on Aybla Grill’s restaurant menu. We’re also one of the few locations locally to offer halal foods.

Why You Should Support Locally Owned Restaurants

Aybla Grill is a locally owned restaurant, and as such we are invested in giving back to the community. Do you know the ways in which supporting local restaurants and businesses actually benefits the community? Here are just a few great reasons why Portland locals should support local restaurants.

The Owner Actually Cares

Starting and owning a business is risky, especially in the challenging food services industry. While chains or franchise restaurant owners have a large corporation to help them out in a pinch, an independent restaurant owner does not have the same sense of security to fall back on. Additionally, a chain restaurant’s primary responsibility is to drive profits for its shareholders, who are most likely not people local to Portland. But for locally owned establishments, whether these local restaurants were born out of a dream or necessity, it’s in the owners’ best interests to provide the best possible service and experience to their customers. Their livelihoods depend on your repeat patronage and good reviews.

You Are Supporting Your Local Community

Whenever you eat at your local Portland restaurants and businesses, you’re putting money back into your community and your neighborhood. In fact, every dollar spent locally circulates 2.5 times within the community through profits, jobs, and charities. One study even shows that 73 percent more money stays in the community when spent locally. By supporting local businesses, every $1 you spend has the potential to shift exponentially in value to $10 for the community as locally-owned businesses reinvest their business dollars to create 1,600 jobs. This benefits you and your neighbors, both businesses and families alike. Plus, the success of locally-owned restaurants is rooted in the relationships, health, and economy of its community.

Promote Cultural Diversity Through Food

Let’s face it, global food chains like McDonald’s, Burger King, Dairy Queen, and Subway aren’t driving cultural diversity through food. They’re not celebrating different cultures, religions, races, and practices with the food they serve. Instead, they promote sameness and familiar, which is fine. But what makes a local community truly rich with diversity are the mom and pop restaurants that share the flavors, ingredients, and recipes from their heritage. They celebrate our differences and promote a vast array of diverse cuisine. In addition to the amazing Greek and Mediterranean food we offer at Aybla Grill, there are many other locally owned and culturally diverse restaurants that keep Portland rich with culture and an authentic sampling of unique flavors and cuisines, both new and old. Try something new while supporting local restaurants!

Eat At Aybla Grill To Support Local Business!

Aybla Grill is proud to serve some of Portland’s best Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. Our new Greek Mediterranean restaurant is open 6 days a week for both lunch and dinner with indoor and outdoor seating. You can find our restaurant location at 3003 SE Division St. Portland, OR 97202. Satisfy your cravings for Greek and Mediterranean foods here at Aybla Grill! Contact or call us at 971-328-2041 to inquire about catering for your event.


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