""It's good for us, it's good for the local fishermen that we do business with."Chris O'Neil Owner, Boone's Fish House & Oysters Room
Here are some of the exciting results from Split the Seafood Bill week.
We reimbursed hundreds of community members over the course of the campaign.
Funding from our sponsors sent money back into diners’ pockets.
The campaign generated direct sales to the participating restaurants that were 2.5 times what we reimbursed to customers.
""This program inspired me to order seafood at restaurants where I normally ate non-seafood items."Split the Bill participant
We split the cost of orders placed at Culinary Partner locations from Portsmouth to Damariscotta.
Learned About Culinary Partners
Half of our survey respondents learned about our Culinary Partners for the first time.
"“Honestly, this is such a win-win promotion. It is a low traffic time of year to get out to wonderful restaurants.”Split the Bill participant
Inspired to Order
More than half of our survey respondents indicated that the reason they decided to order seafood from one of our Culinary Partner locations was because of our campaign.
Trying Something New
One quarter of our survey respondents indicated that they placed orders at restaurants they had never tried before or had not been to during the pandemic.
""We love local fresh seafood!"Split the Bill participant
In Support of our Culinary Partners
Just as working waterfronts are part of the cultural and economic bedrock of the Gulf of Maine region, restaurants play a critical role in our communities. Our Culinary Partners listed below are businesses that commit to making Gulf of Maine seafood available on their menus at all times. These businesses are dedicated supporters of the local seafood industry, and due to the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, these restaurants need our support.
Participating Culinary Partners
- Andy's Old Port Pub
- Becky's Diner
- Black Point Inn (temporarily closed)
- Black Trumpet Bistro
- Boone's Fish House & Oyster Bar
- Churchill Events
- Cliff House Maine — Nubb's Lobster Shack
- Cliff House Maine — The Tiller Restaurant
- Docks Seafood
- Eventide Oyster Co.
- Fore Street Restaurant
- Hugo's (temporarily closed)
- King Eider's Pub
- Luke's Lobster
- Portland Lobster Co. (temporarily closed)
- Robert's Maine Grill
- Sea Dog Brewing Co. — Bangor
- Sea Dog Brewing Co. — Broadway, South Portland
- Sea Dog Brewing Co. — Camden
- Sea Dog Brewing Co. — Western Ave, South Portland
- Sea Dog Brewing Co. — Topsham
- Sea Glass Restaurant at Inn by the Sea
- Shade at Higgins Beach Inn (temporarily closed)
- SoPo Seafood
- The Highroller Lobster Co.
- The Honey Paw
The Split the Bill campaign was possible thanks in part to the generous support of our presenting sponsor, Hannaford.
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