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U.S. Soy, Great American Takeout Launch 10-day “Takeout Shoutout” Sweepstakes to Support Restaurant Industry

LOS ANGELES (July 16, 2020) – As the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on the restaurant industry, U.S. soybean farmers — who are also committed to feeding the country — are uniting to support the industry they proudly serve. In the process, they’re also helping turn 10 lucky sweepstakes winners into “takeout tycoons.”

“We are always looking for ways to support our customers in the restaurant business and across the food value chain,” said Chuck Prellwitz, a director on the United Soybean Board and soybean farmer from Wisconsin. “We provide a sustainably grown crop and high-quality product for restaurants — such as our heart-healthy soybean oil or nutrient-dense protein — that help their business’ bottom line as well as ours.”

From Thursday, July 16, through Saturday, July 25, U.S. Soy and The Great American Takeout are teaming up to host the Takeout Shoutout, a 10-day event dedicated to driving sales for restaurants across America. When a customer shares a picture of a restaurant meal on social media, tags the restaurant, and uses hashtag #TakeoutShoutoutSweepstakes, they’ll be entered to win a $1,000 gift card to that restaurant. When it’s all over, 10 winning customers will be “takeout tycoons,” and 10 restaurants will each have $1,000 added to a single day’s sales.  

“It was incredibly important to us that we not only find a way to inspire people to keep ordering from their favorite restaurants, but that we also get the prize money into the hands of struggling restaurant owners as quickly as possible,” said John Jansen, Vice President, Oil Strategy for United Soybean Board. “Takeout Shoutout does both of these things, and gives everyone in the country a fun way to help save the restaurants they love.”

Takeout Shoutout marks the first-ever multi-day event from The Great American Takeout, which has implemented 11 one-day events since it launched in March. It also represents the first time that restaurants are able to directly share in the rewards with their guests.

The Great American Takeout aims to drive takeout and delivery orders as a means to support the struggling restaurant industry throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Full sweepstakes terms and conditions are available here

For more information about The Great American Takeout, visit

About U.S. Soy

U.S. Soy is an initiative of the United Soybean Board (USB), and the brand represents the collective work of the checkoff. USB farmer-directors work on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers to achieve maximum value for their soy checkoff investments. These volunteers invest and leverage checkoff funds in programs and partnerships to drive soybean innovation beyond the bushel and increase preference for U.S. soy. For more information on USB, visit To learn more about U.S. Soy, visit

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Paul Murphy-Spooner at United Soybean Board, 515.975.6584

Mace Thornton at United Soybean Board

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