MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - It's an idea that first got its start in the Bluff City. Memphis-based Black Restaurant Week is now expanding to nine cities.
Cynthia Daniels launched the idea in March of 2016, as an idea to boost business for black and minority-owned restaurants.
Now, the concept is rolling out in Atlanta, Birmingham, St. Louis, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Richmond, Nashville, and New Orleans.
The event will be held March 6-12. Daniels said in 2016, MBRW brought 3185 patrons into eight participating restaurants, resulted in 38 jobs created and $85,000 in total sales.
"This effort provides minority-owned restaurants with marketing opportunities that are otherwise cost restrictive
with a goal promoting Memphis food tourism and multi-cultural engagement," Daniels said.
Restaurants participating in Memphis in 2017:
- Scoops Parlor
- HM Dessert Lounge
- The Office @ Uptown
- The Choo
- Cafe 7/24
- Sweet Potato Baby
- Two Vegan Sistas
- Perignons Restaurant & Lounge
- Underground Café
- Best Friend's Grille
- Guilt Free Pastries
- Cupcake Cutie Etc.
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