14 restaurants in Fort Wayne receive outdoor dining expansion, free delivery services

On Wednesday, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced The City of Fort Wayne is working with the Downtown Improvement District to help 14 restaurants and businesses weather the economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted: Sep 30, 2020 7:17 PM
Updated: Oct 1, 2020 10:33 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - On Wednesday, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced The City of Fort Wayne is working with the Downtown Improvement District to help local restaurants and businesses weather the economic challenges of the COVID-19.

Through this partnership, there will be an expansion of outdoor seating for 14 restaurants and free delivery services through Waiter on the Way.

Beginning Thursday, Oct. 1, the Downtown Improvement District will contract with downtown business Waiter on the Way to provide free meal delivery to Fort Wayne residents from participating local restaurants.

The free delivery will be available until the end of the year.

Not only can residents support restaurants by ordering meals for delivery, the Waiter on the Way service also offers a virtual tip jar, providing a way for residents to tip local restaurant staff as well as Waiter on the Way drivers.

During the months of March to July, the Downtown Improvement District provided free meal delivery through Waiter on the Way from restaurants located in the downtown area.

That effort provided more than $120,000 in delivery sales for downtown restaurants and more than $95,000 in tips to the downtown wait staff.

Expanding free delivery to the entire city will also increase jobs.

Waiter on the Way says they will hire up to 35 more drivers and up to seven more office staff to support the expansion.

The coupon code to use for delivery is "DTFWCARES."

The restaurants that will have outdoor dining expansions are:

  • Big Apple Pizza
  • Bistro Nota
  • Burger Bar Fort Wayne
  • Club Soda
  • Coney Island
  • Dash-In
  • Henry’s Restaurant
  • JK O’Donnell’s
  • Kanela
  • Lewis Street Grill
  • Próximo
  • The Hoppy Gnome
  • Landing Beer Company
  • Tolon

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 750432

Reported Deaths: 13764
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion1031991782
Lake556411007
Allen41662691
St. Joseph36974564
Hamilton36561417
Elkhart29390459
Tippecanoe22886225
Vanderburgh22549400
Porter19348325
Johnson18432388
Hendricks17608317
Clark13206193
Madison13139344
Vigo12608253
LaPorte12415221
Monroe12188175
Delaware10954198
Howard10285225
Kosciusko9619119
Hancock8562145
Bartholomew8164157
Warrick7856156
Floyd7781180
Grant7232179
Wayne7160201
Boone6939103
Morgan6746141
Dubois6214118
Marshall6208116
Cass6000109
Dearborn589578
Henry5895109
Noble580787
Jackson508975
Shelby500896
Lawrence4738122
Gibson444593
Clinton441455
Harrison441073
DeKalb439485
Montgomery436390
Whitley406343
Huntington402481
Steuben399759
Miami393169
Jasper387454
Knox375890
Putnam372160
Wabash360683
Ripley346970
Adams345355
Jefferson335785
White331553
Daviess3033100
Wells295181
Decatur289992
Greene286885
Fayette284864
Posey273835
LaGrange273072
Scott270156
Clay266448
Washington245234
Randolph244783
Jennings235349
Spencer234431
Starke227958
Fountain220348
Sullivan214343
Owen211658
Fulton202142
Jay200932
Carroll193420
Orange188155
Perry187137
Rush175826
Vermillion174644
Franklin170335
Tipton166146
Parke149316
Pike138234
Blackford136232
Pulaski120547
Newton113736
Brown104043
Crawford102316
Benton101414
Martin91615
Warren83815
Switzerland8118
Union72810
Ohio57811
Unassigned0420

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1108146

Reported Deaths: 20122
CountyCasesDeaths
Franklin1286421460
Cuyahoga1157382208
Hamilton813551248
Montgomery525311041
Summit48395999
Lucas43343818
Butler38951604
Stark33318929
Lorain25658504
Warren24580303
Mahoning22355603
Lake21166387
Clermont20111253
Delaware18841135
Licking16660222
Fairfield16570204
Trumbull16537482
Medina15603271
Greene15272247
Clark14233306
Wood13287198
Portage13242214
Allen11910239
Richland11601211
Miami10843224
Wayne9130222
Columbiana9029230
Muskingum8906135
Pickaway8658122
Tuscarawas8643248
Marion8641138
Erie8056164
Ashtabula7147179
Hancock6996132
Ross6943161
Geauga6834150
Scioto6534105
Belmont6155174
Union584549
Lawrence5726102
Jefferson5675158
Huron5544122
Sandusky5439125
Darke5415129
Seneca5347126
Washington5318109
Athens523660
Auglaize501887
Mercer487385
Shelby476595
Knox4570112
Madison444065
Ashland435597
Putnam4336103
Defiance432298
Fulton432072
Crawford4036110
Brown402461
Logan387577
Preble3848104
Clinton379166
Ottawa373581
Highland359665
Williams348078
Champaign344258
Guernsey324853
Jackson318154
Perry297350
Morrow291840
Fayette285450
Hardin274965
Henry273367
Holmes2699101
Coshocton268960
Van Wert247264
Adams243156
Pike242835
Gallia240750
Wyandot234556
Hocking220162
Carroll197148
Paulding176542
Meigs148240
Monroe136344
Noble136039
Harrison114138
Morgan109624
Vinton85517
Unassigned03
Fort Wayne
Partly Cloudy
65° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 65°
Angola
Partly Cloudy
° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: °
Huntington
Partly Cloudy
66° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 66°
Decatur
Mostly Cloudy
65° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 65°
Van Wert
Mostly Cloudy
66° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 66°
Our next system brings us the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms on Friday.
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events