Chefs Lend Extra Support for 2020 Restaurant Week

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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.”

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.”

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SPECIAL PROMOTIONS

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 this website, and reservations open for dining starting with Preview Weekend, Aug. 28.

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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