Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Restaurant week poll results

March 17

In my last poll, I asked a separate question for Food Writer's Diary readers who our restaurateurs than for those who aren’t. I asked restaurateurs if they participate in restaurant week, and non-restaurateurs if they go to restaurants specifically for restaurant week.
Just a few restaurateurs responded. Three said they participate, two said they don't, and one asked what restaurant week was.
In case that participant wasn't joking, Restaurant Week is a promotional event during which restaurants offer special menus at a discounted price in the hope that it will attract new customers. Take a look at Marly's comment for an assessment of the pros and cons of restaurant week.
Non-restaurateurs needed less convincing of its advantages, with seven out of the ten respondents saying they go to restaurants specifically for restaurant week.
I think I’m going to take a break from the polls for a little while, until I think of something clever to aks you about.


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Amy Severson said...

Ummm, in Dallas restaurant week benefits our local food bank, with discounted multi-course (fixed) discounted menus. A portion of the sales price is remitted to the North Texas Food Bank from each restaurant that participates.