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Instagram creates gift card site to help restaurants during lockdown

Instagram's co-founder says he wants to aid San Francisco restaurants as the coronavirus pandemic disrupts businesses and keeps people in their homes.

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Mike Krieger, co-founder of social media platform Instagram, is working to help keep funds flowing to restaurants impacted by the coronavirus. His new site SaveOurFaves sells gift certificates to a directory of Bay Area restaurants and coffee shops. Visitors can search for restaurants by name or neighborhood location.

"Our small businesses need us more than ever. Even though we can't leave home, we can still support local restaurants by buying gift cards," Krieger said on the site. "It's basically a mini-loan, so buy one now and make a plan to use it later." 

SaveOurFaves is adding more food and beverages spots and adding more categories to the directory as well.

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