JENKS, Okla. - The Jenks Chamber of Commerce is mounting a campaign to support area restaurants affected by last weekend's E. coli scare.
The Tulsa Health Department shut down restaurants across Jenks after city officials were alerted to a positive test for the bacteria in the water.
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Now, the Chamber of Commerce has started a campaign called "I'm Good for Thursday," encouraging business owners to give their employees longer lunch breaks to eat at area restaurants.
"This effort is just a simple way to tell our restaurants how much we appreciate them and that the chamber and the community stand by them," said Josh Driskell, Chamber president.
Several restaurants support the idea, including Gaetano's, near 121st and Elm.
"I think it's great," said Brad Mitcho, Gaetano's manager. "I just appreciate the fact that everybody's trying to support each other as a small, tight-knit community."
As part of "I'm Good for Thursday," the Chamber is also encouraging everyone to order takeout on their way home from work.