Participating restaurants revealed on ‘Reservation Day’ Aug 4
Dine-In & Take-Out Options From Preview Weekend Aug 28 Thru Sept 27
Dallas | Fort Worth – July 20, 2020 – Get your appetite ready for North Texas’ largest annual culinary event, supporting local restaurants and charity partners the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) and Lena Pope at a time when they need it most! DFW Restaurant Week presented by Your Metroplex Cadillac Dealers, is returning for its 23rd year, with both dine-in and take-out options, plus an adjusted donation structure designed to help diners make a big impact in our community in the midst of COVID-19 recovery.
DFW Restaurant Week 2020 officially kicks off the week of Aug. 31–Sept 6, with most restaurants extending participation for additional weeks, through Sept. 27. Select restaurants will also offer a head start on dining with Preview Weekend, Aug. 28-30. The official list of participating restaurants will be revealed when reservations open on Reservation Day, Aug. 4.
This year’s campaign features dine-in and new take-out options for three course prix fixe dinners for either $39 or $49, and two-course lunches for just $19. Diners can get a free additional course with a FedEx Office | DFW Restaurant Week Fourth Course Certificate. For each meal purchased during the campaign, 10 percent will be donated to NTFB (Dallas, Collin and Denton counties) or Lena Pope (Tarrant County). Restaurants will adhere to the current safety guidelines.
Although NTFB and Lena Pope have been hit with unprecedented demand and financial impacts during this challenging time, the longtime DFW Restaurant Week charity beneficiaries are giving back by taking a smaller donation — 10 percent vs. previous 20 percent — in order to better help participating restaurants that have loyally supported their missions over the years. Diners will be encouraged to make additional donations to these
beloved charities if they are able to do so.
“DFW Restaurant Week is our largest annual fundraiser, thanks in large part to the restaurants who faithfully participate each year. Now, we are calling on the community to in turn also support these important local businesses,” said NTFB President & CEO Trisha Cunningham. “This year, diners are doubling the good by backing their favorite restaurants along with our mission at a time when we need it most. Every dollar donated to NTFB from your meal provides another three meals for hungry North Texans.”
DFW Restaurant Week 2020 Serves Up Extra Support for Local Restaurants During COVID-19 Recovery Added Lena Pope CEO Ashley Elgin, Ph.D., “Dine out or take out during DFW Restaurant Week – either way, it’s a delicious way to give back. Every meal supports local business and our programs for children and families here in Tarrant County!”
• FedEx Office | DFW Restaurant Week Fourth Course — Diners can enjoy a free DFW Restaurant Week Fourth Course again this year, thanks to FedEx Office. Starting Aug. 4, spend $10 at any DFW FedEx Office location and receive a certificate for an additional dinner course at participating restaurants!
• DFW Restaurant Week Cocktails sponsored by Garrison Brothers Distillery – Start you meal with a DFW Restaurant Week signature cocktail crafted with Garrison Brothers Bourbon for a special value at participating restaurants.
• DFW Restaurant Week Cadillac Ultimate Dining Experience with a virtual twist – Beginning today, diners can enter to win an exclusive dinner for four delivered to their home for a virtual Zoom dining experience with their favorite Entercom radio personalities!
Mark your calendar for Aug. 4, when the list of 2020 participating restaurants will be revealed at DFWRestaurantWeek.com and reservations open for dining starting with Preview Weekend, Aug. 28.
ABOUT DFW RESTAURANT WEEK
DFW Restaurant Week presented by Your Metroplex Cadillac Dealers is North Texas’ largest culinary event. Each summer, diners enjoy delicious prix fixe meals at fine dining restaurants across the area, with a portion of the price donated to the North Texas Food Bank or Lena Pope. Over the past 22 years, DFW Restaurant Week has raised more than $10.2 million in donations for its charity partners, including $1 million in 2019 alone. DFW Restaurant Week presented by Your Metroplex Cadillac Dealers is an Entercom event. The 23rd anniversary campaign is proudly sponsored by Metroplex Cadillac Dealers, Atmos Energy, Beef Loving Texans (Texas Beef Council), FedEx Office, Garrison Brothers Distillery, Holmes Murphy, OpenTable, D magazine, the Star-Telegram, 214 Interactive and The Lovell Group. For the full dish on DFW Restaurant Week, please visit dfwrestaurantweek.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
ABOUT NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit hunger-relief organization operating a state-of-the art volunteer and distribution center in Plano, the Perot Family Campus. Last year, the Food Bank worked hard in partnership with member agencies from our Feeding Network to provide access to more than 95 million nutritious meals across a diverse 13-county service area, exceeding our goal by five years to provide access to 92 million annual meals by 2025. But the need for hunger relief is complex and in order to meet the continued need, the NTFB is always working to increase our food distribution efforts and bridge the hunger gap for children, seniors, and families in North Texas. NTFB is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger-relief organization
ABOUT LENA POPE
Lena Pope believes that children are an asset with unlimited potential deserving of investment. Since 1930, Lena Pope has worked to improve child well-being in Tarrant County. Lena Pope provides evidence-based, research tested programs focusing in prevention and early intervention services that support child development and improve the behavioral and mental health of children and families. Lena Pope uses investment from the community to change lives, families and Tarrant County.
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