Black Restaurant Week Celebrates Six Years With “No Crumbs Left Behind” Campaign | New

ATLANTA, Ga (CBS46) – Black Restaurant Week is celebrating six years of service and is hosting its fifth campaign in Atlanta to celebrate the flavors of African American, African and Caribbean cuisine with a regional showcase next week.

The gourmet showcase starts from Friday September 3 to Sunday September 12.

Since 2016, Black Restaurant Week has grown its multi-city culinary movement with respect to supporting Black-owned businesses and talent in the food and beverage industries.

Black Restaurant Week has showcased culinary businesses across the country including Houston, Detroit, Oakland, Toronto, Chicago, and Houston.

The campaign focuses on reviving and saving the black restaurant industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The platform also serves as an educational tool to help show consumers the abundance of cultural cuisines in their local community and dispel ethnic untruths.

During Black Restaurant Week, foodies, food influencers, locals and guests will be treated to fixed-price brunch, lunch and dinner menus at participating restaurants in the region.

Atlanta is recognized as a premier culinary destination; with flavors from the African diaspora making a significant contribution to the local culinary scene. On behalf of local restaurateurs, executive chefs and catering businesses, Black Restaurant Week savor every moment by showcasing the legacy of each attendee.

Founded in 2016 by three visionaries: Founder Warren Luckett, Co-Founders Falayn Ferrell, and Derek Robinson, Black Restaurant Week began as a one-city dining experience in Houston, Texas. To date, the culinary experience has expanded internationally with the participation of over 670 minority businesses and professionals nationwide.

In 2020, the organization generated an average increase of 34% in sales. Black Restaurant Week supports restaurateurs, bartenders, chefs, caterers and food trucks.

“We had phenomenal success last year with regional campaigns and we wanted to continue this model to help businesses nationwide,” said Warren Luckett, founder of Black Restaurant Week. “There have been so many testimonials from participating restaurants about how this campaign has helped keep their doors open. “

For more information on Black Restaurant Week, its events and participating restaurants, click on here.

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