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Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau Announces Launch of Inaugural Chicago Southland Restaurant Week
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Olympia Fields, Ill. – The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural Chicago Southland Restaurant Week. Designed to promote Chicago Southland restaurants while encouraging residents and visitors to support small businesses, Restaurant Week will take place February 21-27, 2021.

Inspired by countless Restaurant Week campaigns around the country, the first-ever Chicago Southland Restaurant Week allows local establishments to create unique menus or special offers to entice diners to shop local. Typically, Restaurant Week takes place during the winter, a time when business can be slow for many restaurants, and especially now due to strict COVID-19 mitigations. Restaurant Week is used to help increase sales for local establishments. With participating restaurants located throughout the entire Chicago Southland region and an array of special menus and offers to choose from, there is sure to be a local deal perfect for everyone.

“This is an excellent marketing and partnership opportunity for all Chicago Southland restaurants,” said Jim Garrett, President/CEO of the Chicago Southland CVB. “We are thrilled for the launch of this new initiative and are optimistic that it will be very successful in promoting area businesses. We are especially encouraged by the news that COVID-19 mitigations are lessening, and local restaurants can now open for indoor dining.”

Diners who take advantage of a Chicago Southland Restaurant Week special and share a photo using the #FoodieFebruary on social media will be entered to win one of five prizes, including one $25 gift card to Dunkin’ Donuts or one of four $25 gift cards to Jenny’s Steak and Banquets in Chicago Ridge.

As of February 9, more than 20 Chicago Southland restaurants and breweries have submitted a Restaurant Week menu or special:

To see the complete list of Restaurant Week participants and the offers that are currently available, please go to VisitChicagoSouthland.com/RestaurantWeek.

The CSCVB will be accepting additional submissions until the end of Restaurant Week and encourages all interested restaurants and breweries to submit their menu or special as soon as possible. There is no cost to local restaurants or breweries to participate. To participate in Restaurant Week, please email Katie Arvia at Katie@VisitChicagoSouthland.com with your submission or any questions you may have.

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