A well established Advertising Agency now serving 17 of the finest family restaurants, buffets and senior centers in the surrounding 7 counties. We offer friendly service, experienced guidance in marketing and sales, creative copywriting, professional graphic design, high quality commercial printing and affordable prices.
Our PLACEMAT ADVERTISING PROGRAM operates on a 10 week cycle.
Our rates include artwork prepared to your specifications for use on any placemat or menu published by Ward & Ward. There is no competitive advertising - only one company from each business category on each placemat and menu. Previous Advertisers have “RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL”. New Advertisers are brought into the program as space becomes available.
THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Coshocton Senior Center
Tlaquepaque Mexican Restaurant
La Cascada Mexican Restaurant
Meals On Wheels Older Adult Alternatives of Fairfield County, Inc.
Guernsey County Senior Citizens Center
Hocking Hills Diner
Jack's Steak House
La Cascada Mexican Restaurant
Tequilaville Mexican Restaurant
Lock 9 Pizza
The Pizza Place
THE FOLLOWING RESTAURANTS PLAN TO RETURN TO THE PLACEMAT ADVERTISING PROGRAM AND WILL BEGIN USING PLACEMATS LATER THIS YEAR:
Meals On Wheels (Lancaster) Placemat Cycle: 10/29 - 1/7/22
The main dining room has reopened but there are 6 congregate sites in the community and only 3 have reopened. The Director is moving slowly and cautiously to insure the safety and welfare of the seniors that use the facility. Now there are recent concerns about the Delta COVID variant.
Guernsey County Senior Citizens Center (Cambridge) Placemat Cycle: 11/5 - 1/12/2022
The main dining room has reopened but there are 4 congregate sites in the community and none have reopened. The Director is moving slowly and cautiously to insure the safety and welfare of the seniors that use the facility. Now there are recent concerns about the Delta COVID variant.
THE FOLLOWING RESTAURANTS HAVE REOPENED THEIR DINING ROOMS AND HAVE BEGUN USING PLACEMATS AGAIN: Roberta's Diner (Warsaw) Placemat Cycle: 7/16 - 9/24/2021 Tat's Pizzeria - Lunch Placemats - (Zanesville) Placemat Cycle: 3/26 - 6/4/2021
These are uncertain times. Governor DeWine has not allowed the Senior Centers to reopen. Or the buffets. And it is not efficient or profitable for most family restaurants to reopen their dining rooms with restrictions and social distancing requirements. I am hoping the situation improves and that the restaurants are able to reopen without restrictions in the near future. Please check our website for the most up-to-date news that may affect our placemat schedule.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2020
Bar/Restaurant Safety Checks:
Governor DeWine announced today that he is assembling an enforcement team to ensure that bars and restaurants are operating safely under the Responsible RestartOhio plan.
Bars and restaurants reopened to patrons for outdoor dining on Friday. Dine-in service is scheduled to resume on May 21.
"We know that many Ohio bars and restaurants are working very hard to comply with the safety guidelines, and I want to commend them for doing that," said Governor DeWine. "We did, however, receive several very troubling reports this weekend of bars and restaurants that were not complying with proper social distancing guidelines. We cannot allow the few bad actors to threaten the potential closure of other restaurants and bars."
The enforcement team will operate as part of the Ohio Department of Safety's Ohio Investigative Unit (OIU) and will conduct safety compliance checks in crowded bars and restaurants. Businesses found violating the Stay Safe Ohio order will receive administrative citations that could result in the revocation of liquor licenses. The OIU team will also work with municipal prosecutors to take potential criminal actions against business owners who do not follow the order, which includes the requirement that patrons remain seated while eating/drinking and that parties stay six feet apart.
PLACEMAT PROGRAM UPDATE: May 11, 2020
Tequilaville Mexican Restaurant in Newark has made a decision for their dining room to remain closed during the Responsible RestartOhio reopening plan. It is not possible for restaurants to operate profitably with mandatory and recommended best practices requirements. However Tequilaville will continue to provide Take-Out services until the state allows them to reopen their dining room without limitations and restrictions. Their next placemat cycle is scheduled to run August 7 - October 16, 2020.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2020
Restaurants/Bars to ReOpen:
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today announced the next phase of the Responsible RestartOhio plan as it relates to restaurants, bars, and personal care services.
Restaurants and bars in Ohio will be permitted to reopen as follows:
Outdoor dining: May 15
Dine-in service: May 21
To ensure that these establishments operate in the safest manner possible, Governor DeWine's Restaurant Advisory Group created a detailed list of guidelines and best practices for restaurant and bar owners to follow. The full list of mandatory and recommended best practices can be found at coronavirus.ohio.gov.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2020
Senior Centers to Close
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that he is ordering all of Ohio's senior centers to stop providing care in congregate care settings. Congregate care settings are single locations where more than 10 people, including staff and providers, are in a confined space.
The closure will be effective at the end of business on Monday, March 23, 2020.
"It is a significant risk for anyone to be in a group setting, and that certainly includes our senior citizens," said Governor DeWine. "We have been telling providers that this day was coming, so they have already been working to ensure every senior will have continued care in a different setting."
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2020
Governor DeWine Orders Ohio Bars & Restaurants to Close
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has issued a Director's Order that will close all Ohio bars and restaurants to in-house patrons, effective at 9:00 p.m. today, March 15, 2020. Restaurants with take-out and delivery options will still be able to operate those services, even as their dining rooms are temporarily closed.
NEW ADVERTISING PLACEMATS
8/2/19 - I am pleased to announce the addition of ROBERTA'S DINER (Warsaw) to my placemat advertising program.
5/24/19 - I am pleased to announce the addition of TLAQUEPAQUE MEXICAN RESTAURANT (Coshocton) to my placemat advertising program.
1/1/18 - Congratulations to the TEQUILAVILLE MEXICAN RESTAURANT in NEWARK for winning the CLEAN PLATE AWARD! It has had a major effect on their business. Their restaurant has more than doubled the number of placemats they use since they opened on July 14, 2014. And they are now the largest of the 17 restaurants in my Placemat Advertising Program.
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