Outlanders Awarded "Essential Independent Restaurant" in Marquette, MI

I LOVE RESTAURANTS is honored to announce that Outlanders has been awarded "Essential Independent Restaurant" for Marquette, MI.

This award is granted to only one restaurant per American community.

We have chosen Outlanders in recognition of the special value it brings to Marquette and because of its goodwill to support the fundraising efforts of other independent restaurants in their communities.

At ILR we have come to terms with a sad truth: 

Many independent restaurants will not survive. Among those will be restaurants that are cherished by their local community and that share values that will be important for these same communities post crisis.

We believe that Outlander’s is a great ambassador for independent restaurants in Marquette for the following reasons:

  • Outlanders was founded to help Marquette families eat wholesome food at pricing as close to fast food prices as possible. As founder Anne Klingler says: “I was tired of people having to make a choice between feeding their family well vs. saving money by taking their kids for fast food.  The dream of Outlanders is that families can eat better and spend less at the same time.”
  • Outlanders’ underlying goal is to support the personal economy of Marquette area residents.  Apart from it’s everyday mission, it has extended this goal by: a) Launching a dining program specifically for Northern Michigan University Students and their budgets; and b) Through its “Outlanders’ Loves Family” program in which it partners to help family-focused charities raise funds for their own causes.
  • America needs wholesome, community-integrated alternatives to fast food, particularly post crisis when we will all pinch pennies more than ever. Outlanders is our dream nominee for why ILR created the Essential Independent Award, and we ask you to support them.

Part of being awarded "Essential Independent Restaurant" is that ILR commits itself to fundraising on behalf of Outlanders, its employees and of all interested independent restaurants in Marquette.

With proceeds raised, Outlanders will be able to rehire staff, restart and double down on its mission to help Marquette to “Eat Better. Spend Less.”

To support Outlanders, we encourage you to visit I LOVE RESTAURANTS.  The vast majority of gross profits, between $3.50 and $11 per item you purchase from the link above, will be gifted to help Outlanders and its team to weather out the storm.

Moreover, we will also provide referral links to each staff member of Outlanders so that they too can encourage support from you, their friends and loved ones.

You have a real chance to help return the love that Outlanders has shared with you, your family and friends.

Our fundraising campaign on behalf of independent restaurants in Marquette will continue for several months.

Please look for the links to I LOVE RESTAURANTS as they circulate around town, and support to help our country preserve all of its essential independent restaurants.

Love, Peter LeSar & Dimitra Murphy

P.S.  As you order items from I LOVE RESTAURANTS, please copy and paste the following Outlanders link in your social media telling your friends and loved ones why you did so.  Your efforts will encourage the support of others:)