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Restaurant Accolade Program

The 2021 national data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that Delaware has the third highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the country. Restaurants were identified as one of the industries whose workforce had high incidence of overdose.  The Office of Health Crisis Response (OHCR) at the Division of Public Health (DPH) commissioned the Restaurant Accolade Program to assist the restaurant industry with addressing the drug overdose crisis by equipping restaurant employees with knowledge, skills, and resources, such as Narcan kits, to reduce deaths.

Interested in receiving simple training to carry Narcan on your premises to potentially assist an employee or customer and prevent an overdose death?

Contact us at today to be a part of our Restaurant Accolade Program which will recognize your efforts under three levels:

  • Bronze: Restaurant employees receive overdose prevention training and Narcan is readily available on site (training provided by DPH free of charge).
  • Silver: Completion of bronze criteria plus having 1-2 workers trained to be a support lead to assist linking those in need to resources.
  • Gold: Completion of bronze and silver criteria; additionally, restaurant has implemented policies in support of individuals with SUD and trained all staff on them. Restaurant provides staff a reasonable amount of time to participate in treatment and has protocols in place for continued employment options for staff who experience SUD.

In order to attain all levels, you will receive free training and support from DPH or partner organizations.



1000 Degrees Pizza

Bella Vista Italian Pizzeria by Ernesto

Brick Works Brewing and Eats - Smyrna

Buffalo Wild Wings Bear

Buffalo Wild Wings Christiana

Buffalo Wild Wings Christiana

Buffalo Wild Wings Dover

Buffalo Wild Wings Middletown

Buffalo Wild Wings Newark

Buffalo Wild Wings Rehoboth

Cafe a Go-Go 

Cafe Verdi 

Catherine Rooney's

Chelsea Tavern

Connie's Chicken and Waffles

Constitution Yards

Delta Restaurant

DiMeo's Pizza


El Nevado


HoneyBee Kitchen and Market

House of Coffi

Kaan's Bakery

Kaisy's Delights (Lewes)

Kaisy's Delights (Rehoboth Beach)

Kee's Cookies & Cupcakes

Little Goat Coffee Roasting Co.

Makers Alley

Marlena's Mediterranean

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Ruby Tuesday - Wilmington

Sanfoka Jamaican African Cuisine

Stone Balloon Ale House

Stu & Sammy's

Surreal Creamery

Sweet Melissa Bakery

Taco Grande

The Celtic Pub

The Coffee Mill

The Original Hot Bagels - Wilmington

Tierra Mexi-Cali Grill

Trevi Ristorante

Trolley Tap House

Zava Café


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