Dunwoody is gearing up to host its first “restaurant week” to highlight local eateries.
Katie Brenckle, director of the Dunwoody Convention and Visitors Bureau, said her agency took inspiration from the popular restaurant promotions held in other communities around the metro area.
Participating restaurants create a prix fixe menu, typically including a choice of an appetizer, entrée and dessert, to offer at a discount during restaurant week.
“It’s a great way for a community to showcase its dining establishments, and it allows people to try new restaurants they haven’t been able to experience at a discounted price,” Brenckle said.
Dunwoody’s Restaurant Week is scheduled for June 23 through June 30. Brenckle said lunch will cost $12 and dinner will cost $25.
The event is still in the early planning stages — the CVB has just started contacting restaurants about participating. However, many restaurants have expressed interest, Brenckle said.
“We had a pretty good response. It was everything from locally owned to corporate chain restaurants,” she said. “We’re hoping to have a good mix.”
While other communities will be holding restaurant weeks, Brenckle said few others offer lunch menus.
“With as many people as commute into Dunwoody during the day, we thought it would be a great opportunity to offer a lunch menu and capture some of these commuters,” she said.
The CVB hopes the less expensive lunch menu will also make restaurant week more accessible for people on a budget.
“By having two different price points it allows for greater participation,” Brenckle said.
“We wanted to offer ranges where anyone could participate.”