‘Virtual’ food festival returns under #TasteBury banner ...
Foodies are being encouraged to share the best that Bury’s food and drink outlets have to offer this month by highlighting them on social media with the hashtag TasteBury.
The initiative follows on from a similar idea last year organised by the Business Improvement District organisation Ourburystedmunds to show the extent of the food and drink offering in the town centre. Cafés, bars and restaurants will be helped to promote their menus, events and offers during this month within special pages on Ourburystedmunds.com.
The #TasteBury campaign will be run on a purely digital platform and may be repeated at other times of the year or to tie in with particular food and drink related events.
Chief Executive of Ourburystedmunds Mark Cordell said: “There are around 70 different food and drink outlets in the town centre so there should be lots to talk about on social media. I’m hoping that most of them will participate by letting us know if they launch a new menu, hold a special event or have an offer on during February. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I’m looking forward to seeing lots of posts about romantic meals or foodie love tokens.
“Meanwhile, I hope customers of all these establishments will embrace this initiative too. We’ll be looking to share and retweet their pictures – whether that’s a new flavour of coffee on a cold day or something more extravagant - if they use #TasteBury in their post we’ll find it.”
The virtual food festival will run until Sunday March 6. To find out more visit www.ourburystedmunds.com/tastebury.