Eateries in the Naples Originals Group Offer Everything from Haute Cuisine to Hot Dogs
Several Naples restauranteurs formed a unique group several years ago. The common thread was local ownership. The goal was to enable smaller Naples-owned venues to compete effectively against the big national and regional chains.
They’ve done very well, surviving recent tough times and now thriving as Naples rebounds.
Naples Originals do more than offer delicious dining. They contribute mightily to the local economy.
As they put it on their website:
We believe that a vibrant, independent restaurant community enhances a city’s culinary and cultural strength, and makes it a better place in which to live. We seek to raise awareness and patronage of independent restaurants as well as all locally-owned and operated businesses. Research shows that every dollar spent at a local, independent business returns three times more money to the local economy than one spent at a chain.
Those of us who have made Naples our home for many years treasure locally-owned restaurants. We’ve found that you can often eat better for less at a Naples Originals member than you can in their chain competition. In fact, many members offer terrific discount gift certificates. Check out what’s available.
Visit their website with links to all their Members: Naples Originals.