DAILY GREENS STORY:
Hunter, John, and Adam founded Daily Green in 2014 with the aim to promote sustainable practices and support local businesses. Their focus was on sourcing local food and ingredients to create a healthier future for all. Daily Green served delicious vegan and vegetarian-influenced food, and with their use of sustainable/composable to-go wear and practice of saving food scraps, they truly embodied their values of sustainability.
Hunter Maren started working at Daily Green as a dishwasher and eventually became a partner after working there for six years. However, the pandemic hit at the beginning of 2020, and despite their efforts to stay afloat, Daily Green was forced to close its doors in January of 2023. This is an unfortunate reality for many local restaurants that have struggled during the pandemic, and it highlights the importance of supporting local businesses.
As a member of the Gainesville community, it's important to actively support local restaurants. Although we often express our admiration for local cuisine, we should also make it a priority to patronize these restaurants. Daily Green, Feliz Flavors, Crane Ramen, and the Leaning Pig are just a few of the local restaurants that have been struggling during the pandemic, and it's up to us to help them stay afloat.
HOW WE CAN HELP:
Byppo is a platform that can help with this mission. By promoting and making it accessible for people to know about the great local spots in the city, Byppo is working to support local businesses. Through the BYPPO APP, you can order delivery or pickup from local spots in town, and earn $5 towards your next order by checking in. By supporting local businesses, we can help ensure that Gainesville is a city that remains a vibrant community with a diverse range of dining options.
In conclusion, the pandemic has been tough for many local restaurants, including Daily Green. However, we can all do our part to support these businesses and help them stay afloat. By using Byppo and actively patronizing local restaurants, we can help preserve the unique character of our community and ensure that it remains a great place to live and dine.
Written by: Adriana Rosales, BYPPO Marketing Team
Student at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication