19th Annual DFW Restaurant Week unveils new look, new dates

2015 Star Restaurants recognized for charity contributions

(DALLAS/FORT WORTH, March 7, 2016) DFW Restaurant Week is launching its 19th year with a fresh new logo and celebration of nearly $740,000 in 2015 donations to charity partners the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) and Lena Pope.

Known as “summer’s hottest dining event,” DFW Restaurant Week will return with the feature dates of August 15-21, 2016, with most restaurants offering dining extensions through August 28 or September 4.

The campaign is also announcing the DFW Restaurant Week Star Restaurants 2015, awarded for top charity contributions and other honors. During last year’s campaign, more than 130 DFW Restaurant Week participating restaurants served nearly 100,000 meals. Twenty (20) percent of the cost of each prix fixe lunch or dinner was donated to the North Texas Food Bank (Dallas area restaurants) and Lena Pope (Tarrant County restaurants.)

“We are incredibly grateful to the restaurants, diners and sponsors who ‘dine out and do good’ in support of the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope each August,” said Jan Pruitt, NTFB president and CEO. “DFW Restaurant Week is our organization’s largest fundraising event and the money raised goes a long way in support of our work to put food on tables for hungry North Texans.”

Todd Landry, executive director of Lena Pope, added, “Over the years DFW Restaurant Week has contributed millions of
dollars in support of our community. It’s a true partnership that not only backs our organization’s mission to create hope,
happiness and success for children and families, but also supports local restaurant business all across the area. We’re
challenging diners to help us make the 2016 campaign an even bigger success.”

DFW Restaurant Week Star Restaurants 2015

The following restaurants are recognized as DFW Restaurant Week Star Restaurants 2015, presented in order of greatest
donations to the North Texas Food Bank or Lena Pope:

Dallas Area – Supporting NTFB
1. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
2. Al Biernat’s
3. Abacus
4. The Capital Grille – Plano
5. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
6. III Forks Dallas
7. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House – Dallas
8. Ruth’s Chris Steak House
9. Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
10. Chamberlain’s Steak & Chop House
11. The Capital Grille – Dallas
12. The Mansion at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
13. Jasper’s
14. Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck
15. Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill
16. Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse
17. Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille – Uptown
18. Del Frisco’s Grille – Plano
19. Table 13
20. Café Pacific

Tarrant County – Supporting Lena Pope
1. The Capital Grille – Fort Worth
2. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
3. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
– Fort Worth
4. Clay Pigeon Food & Drink
5. Del Frisco’s Grille – Fort Worth
6. Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse
7. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
8. Del Frisco’s Grille – Southlake
9. Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine
10. Silver Fox – Fort Worth

DFW Restaurant Week Star Restaurant: Bigger Portion Award 2015

The top three restaurants recognized for showing the greatest percentage increase in DFW Restaurant Week charitable
contributions from 2014 to 2015 are:

Dallas Area – Supporting NTFB
1. Dallas Chop House
2. Silver Fox – Frisco
3. Truluck’s

Tarrant County – Supporting Lena Pope
1. Clay Pigeon
2. Il Calabrese Restorante
3. The Capital Grille – Fort Worth

DFW Restaurant Week Star Restaurant: Newbie of the Year Award 2015

These first-time restaurants demonstrating extraordinary enthusiasm and support were chosen by DFW Restaurant Week
for its Newbie of the Year award:
Dallas Area – DISH Preston Hollow
Tarrant County – The Classic at Roanoke

DFW Restaurant Week Sponsors

DFW Restaurant Week presented by Central Market recognizes its 2015 sponsors for their tremendous support: Central
Market, CBS RADIO DFW, Metroplex Cadillac Dealers, AIWF, D Magazine, Texas Beef Council, Oak Farms Dairy, OpenTable,
Sysco, FreshPoint and 360 West Magazine.

19th Annual DFW Restaurant Week

Reservations for the 2016 campaign will open in July on DFW Restaurant Week “Reservation Day” (date to be
announced), when the official list of 2016 participating restaurants will be unveiled. For more information and details on
exciting promotions offered with DFW Restaurant Week and its partners, please visit dfwrestaurantweek.com and follow
on Facebook and Twitter.

About DFW Restaurant Week

Celebrating 19 successful years in 2016, DFW Restaurant Week is known as North Texas’ hottest summer dining event.
The much-anticipated annual campaign features more than 125 featured restaurants serving approximately 100,000
delicious lunches and dinners each August – with 20 percent of each meal cost donated to charity partners the North
Texas Food Bank or Lena Pope. Since its creation as KRLD Restaurant Week in August 1997, the campaign continues to
grow in popularity, having served over a million meals and raising millions of dollars for charity.

About North Texas Food Bank

The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit relief organization, and the largest North Texas charity. Each
day, the North Texas Food Bank provides access to 170,000 meals for hungry children, seniors and families through a
network of more than 1,000 programs and 262 Partner Agencies. In fiscal year 2015, NTFB provided access to 63.4 million
meals, but much work remains to be done. To meet the current need for food assistance, NTFB has announced a ten-year
plan to provide access to 92 million nutritious meals annual by 2025 and eliminating the hunger gap in its 13-county
service area. NTFB is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger relief organization.

About Lena Pope

More than 85 years ago, Lena Pope began providing hope for North Texas children. Since its founding in 1930, the
programs offered by Lena Pope have evolved to meet the changing needs of the community. Lena Pope provides
counseling and education services that are designed to wrap around the entire family. From play therapy for young
children to substance abuse treatment, Lena Pope is there to help meet the mental health needs of Tarrant county and
the surrounding areas. Lena Pope operates Chapel Hill Academy, an open-enrollment public charter school for more than
500 elementary students in South Fort Worth. Lena Pope also has an Early Learning Center that provides quality early
learning opportunities for 115 children ages six weeks to five years. With the support of the community, Lena Pope will
continue to help children and families thrive.