Eat, drink and give back: That’s what diners can do at a wide array of restaurants from June 21 – June 30, 2013 in Wichita. Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas (BGCSCK), Kansas Restaurant & Hospitality Association (KRHA) and Go Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau announced today the launch of the first ever Wichita Restaurant Week presented by Go Wichita.
For 10 delicious days, residents and visitors in the Wichita area can eat well and give back by taking advantage of special multi-course meals at participating restaurants. Ten percent of each restaurant week lunch or dinner price will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas to help nourish the youth in the Wichita community.
“Wichita Restaurant Week is a great showcase of the quality and uniqueness of Wichita restaurants. It’s also a perfect opportunity to nourish the youth and bolster our local economy,” says KRHA President & CEO Adam Mills. “From family-owned eateries and well known restaurant chains to chef-driven restaurants, Wichita has something to suit everyone’s tastes.”
Restaurant Week has been successfully launched in key U.S. cities since 2002. New York, Chicago, Boston, Denver, San Diego, Miami, Atlanta and Philadelphia are a few of more than 30 major cities nationwide, plus a growing number of smaller communities who host Restaurant Week. In addition to showcasing Wichita’s great dining options, Wichita Restaurant Week will spur both locals and out of town diners to revisit old favorites and, best of all, try new places.
“Our restaurant choices are one of the reasons why visitors choose Wichita as a destination,” says Susie Berglund Santo, Go Wichita president and CEO. “We believe Wichita Restaurant Week will entice even more visitors from across Kansas and northern Oklahoma to visit Wichita and sample the many flavors of our city.”
Stay tuned for a list of participating restaurants, along with their Restaurant Week lunch and dinner menus. Please visit www.wichitarestaurantweek.com for the latest information. Wichita Restaurant Week can also be found on Facebook and on Twitter (@WichitaRestaurantWeek).
About Wichita Restaurant Week
Wichita Restaurant Week was created by the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas in partnership with the Kansas Restaurant & Hospitality Association and Go Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau. The event is designed to spotlight Wichita as one of the state’s premier dining destinations, to support the local restaurant community, and nourish the youth in the Wichita area. For sponsorship or restaurant opportunities, please contact Ali Moore at 316-201-1890 ext. 105, email@example.com, Bob Chambers at 316-267-8383, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ruth Matous at 316-265-2800, email@example.com.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas
For more than 20 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas has helped kids BE GREAT providing hope and opportunity for those who need it most. Today, our 2 Clubs serve some 1,100 young people through Club membership and community outreach. Boys & Girls Clubs provide young people 6-18 years old with guidance-oriented character development programs conducted by trained, professional staff after school and during the summer. Clubs positively impact lives and help young people reach their full potential as productive, caring citizens. Key programs emphasize leadership development; education and career exploration; community service; technology training; financial literacy; health and life skills; the arts; sports, fitness and recreation; and family outreach. Learn more at www.begreatwichita.org.
About Kansas Hospitality & Restaurant Association
The Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association, founded in 1929, is the leading business association for restaurants, hotels, motels, country clubs, private clubs and allied businesses in Kansas. Along with the Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association Education foundation, the association works to represent, educate and promote the rapidly growing industry of hospitality in Kansas. For more information, please visit our Website at www.krha.org or call the KRHA office at 800-369-6787
About Go Wichita
Go Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau is a nonprofit organization with the purpose of marketing the greater Wichita area to leisure travelers, convention business and groups. This work creates a multi-million dollar economic impact each year. Learn more at www.gowichita.com.
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