“We started with user-generated videos from local comedians, radio personalities and restaurants,” said WCIU’s Steve Bailey. “The videos are real people talking about one of Chicagoans’ greatest passions, their food. We are delivering Chicago Food To Go on multiple broadcast platforms to maximize our support for local restaurants.”
What was once routine is now cherished.
WCIU, Weigel Broadcasting’s CW affiliate in Chicago, collected some user-generated videos of Chicagoans getting take-out and are serving them up in a special half-hour special airing Sunday at 12.
Chicago Food To Go gives viewers a taste of the amazing takeout options available all across Chicago by sharing more than 20 user-generated social media videos.
“Chicago Food To Go started as a social media initiative as a way to connect with our viewers, support local restaurants and share some ideas for great takeout while we shelter in place,” said Steve Bailey, head of local programming and creative.
“We started with user-generated videos from local comedians, radio personalities and restaurants. The videos are real people talking about one of Chicagoans’ greatest passions — their food. We are delivering Chicago Food To Go on multiple broadcast platforms to maximize our support for local restaurants.”
The broadcast features social media videos shot by hungry locals sharing their carryout order experiences as well as local restaurants showing off the best of its menus.
Click here to watch many of the videos of people getting takeout orders on WCIU’s Facebook page.
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