Empowering hospitality for a strong restart - cooperations, petitions and other initiatives

With various restrictions and bans to contain the spread of COVID-19, independent businesses are suffering acutely from closures and revenue losses. In such tough times, METRO is fully committed to being the reliable partner of independent businesses. That’s why we take various support actions in our METRO countries, which we hope will crucially enhance the viability of the independent businesses. And of course we also welcome and support other initiatives. Have a look how exactly you can #SupportYourLocal as we #LoveOwnBusiness.

Be part of it!



Do you miss your favourite restaurant, cafe or bar? Then support restaurateurs and their businesses by signing and share a petition. Gastronomy needs a clear perspective now!


#restartGastro - "Perspective for a careful restart of gastronomy"


#chiusimanonfermi - "Food, wine, hospitality: culture and values of Italy. Let's save them together!"


#UnoPuntoSiete - "Special grants for #1.7 million HoReCa professionals due to COVID-19"


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#EINERFÜRALLE - all in for the HoReCa business! Initiative by METRO Austria to strengthen the #togetherness in the HoReCa business across the country. For our customers way out of the crisis we are continuously working on individual financing options and support packages as well as unique METRO services for the future of gastronomy in Austria - as well available for new customers. Because now, more than ever before, it is one for all - all for the hospitality sector. www.einerfueralle.at.


Rediscover Bulgaria - To support the local hospitality industry during the summer holiday season METRO Bulgaria, in partnership with local authorities, FMCG companies and financial services, has launched the initiative "Rediscover Bulgaria". The initiative supports hospitality companies in marketing their offers for the holiday season. Bulgarian consumers can use it to make reservations with companies that strictly comply with hygiene and safety standards and offer authentic local products and quality cuisine.

Czech Republic

Rozvoz nebo takeaway z vaší oblíbené restaurace - Find restaurants which offer a take away service on restu.cz in cooperation with MAKRO Czech Republic



METRO France together with METRO subsidiary Hospitality Digital and the Berlin-based FinTech OptioPay is now offering restaurateurs and small business owners a digital solution for creating vouchers. With the help of the portal www.jaimemoncommercelocal.fr restaurants and other independent entrepreneurs can quickly and easily create digital vouchers and offer them to their customers. When registering via optiopayde.typeform.com METRO will cover the costs incurred for registration and commission until the end of May. Consumers can purchase the vouchers via the website and thus, for example, help their favourite pubs to bridge liquidity bottlenecks during the corona crisis.


Ételkiszállítást kínáló éttermek - METRO Hungary promotes on its company website over 1,000 restaurants across the country who offer food delivery.


#負けるな飲食店 - METRO has kicked off a campaign on Instagram on May 1 for the stranded gastro businesses due to covid-19 restrictions. The wholesale company, as a close partner to the hospitality operators, is motivating and mobilizing the general public to make a picture or video in their favored restaurants and share them on Instagram with the hashtag #負けるな飲食店, literally meaning “Don’t give up, Gastro!”


#restartGastro - MARKO addressed an appeal to the ministry of development and the prime minister signed up by HoReCa related organizations and restaurant owners.

Zostań w domu - zamawiaj! - Find restaurants which offer a take away service on the MAKRO Poland website.


METRO.Partner - METRO Russia’s nationwide program “METRO.Partner”, launched in June 2020, is connecting hundreds of thousands of its customers with about 3,000 restaurants across the country in their crucial restart phase. From their shopping in METRO Russia stores, customers get digital coupons to redeem for discount in their favorite restaurants, who signed up for “METRO.Partner” committing full compliance with hygiene and safety standards, checked and verified by METRO Russia. The discounted amount will be fully compensated later by METRO Russia for restaurants in their purchasing in METRO stores.


MAKRO Responde - MAKRO Spain has launched a support initiative in cooperation with the law firm Écija Abogados to provide free-of-charge legal counselling service for hospitality operators in their return to business. Through “MAKRO Responde”, hotels, restaurants and bars will be enabled to stay tuned with the latest official info and guidelines and to receive advice on legal, tax, labour procedures throughout the designated relaunch stages.


#KÜÇÜKİŞLETMEMİÇİN - METRO Turkey has launched this platform to raise public awareness about the difficult situation experienced by small businesses. Small businesses in the food and beverage industry will be able to receive product and service support worth 5,000 Turkish lira by applying through the platform. The small businesses should have an annual turnover of less than 2 million Turkish lira with at least five employees as criteria. METRO Turkey has taken the first step and launched this movement by supporting the first 500 small businesses. With the support of our business partners, stakeholders and the public, METRO Turkey aims to support a total of 5,000 small businesses within 3 months.


Restaurant & METRO - program of METRO Ukraine aims at free promotion of restaurants that offer take-away and/or delivery in 11 cities. It is connecting over 100 gastro businesses with consumers on a dedicated web page on the company’s site.

Other Initiatives


DinnerGift - Support small business owners during the lockdown.


#berlinliefert - Delivery and take away service in Berlin.

Food Inovation Camp - How Hamburg's gastronomy is reacting to the Corona crisis.

local.gastro. - Stick together when it counts.

Locals for Locals - Support your favourite places.

LONG LIVE THE BLOCK - Together we keep things ticking over.

#PayNowEatLater - Become the savior of your favorite bar!

Save Your Locals - Sell vouchers for your local business via WhatsApp, Instagram or Facebook.

Stammi by Leaf - Support your favourite retailers when they need it most.

#supportyourlocal - Together we are strong.