Georgia Restaurant Week Set for July 18-24

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The Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) and the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division (GDEcD) have partnered together once again to create the second annual Georgia Restaurant Week July 18-24, a seven day culinary event which features a lunch and dinner set price for some of Georgia's 17,000 restaurants throughout the state.

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Georgia Restaurant Week, July 18-24, will showcase some of GA's best and most delicious restaurants in the state," said Karen Bremer, GRA CEO.

The Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) and the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division (GDEcD) have partnered together once again to create the second annual Georgia Restaurant Week. This seven day culinary event is aimed at increasing awareness about Georgia’s culinary scene and highlighting the state’s unique and varied dining options.

Georgia Restaurant Week will take place July 18-24, 2016 at participating restaurants throughout Georgia. During this week-long event, consumers, both local and from out of state, can explore the numerous dining options throughout the state for lunch and dinner for a set price and experience the local Georgia products that are available in Georgia’s restaurants. This event is sponsored by Flavors Magazine and Split and is done in partnership with OpenTable. Georgia Restaurant Week will display Georgia’s restaurants to patrons and attract new visitors through culinary tourism.

"We are very excited to bring back Georgia Restaurant Week for a second year and continue our partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development," said Karen Bremer, CEO of the Georgia Restaurant Association. "Georgia has over 17,000 foodservice establishments, and we want to continue showcasing our restaurants to locals and visitors. Our goal is to create awareness about our industry and the Georgia Restaurant Association, but we also just want visitors to have fun and experience the different styles and menu choices we have available in our state.”

“Georgia’s cities, towns and back roads are filled with authentic restaurants that feature our locally-grown products from every region of the state, and Georgia Restaurant Week is the chance for hundreds of participating restaurants to showcase their culinary achievements,” said Kevin Langston, deputy commissioner of tourism at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “From fine dining to casual eats, restaurants across the state are serving up their best menu items, special promotions and discounts. I encourage our locals and visitors to sample Georgia’s newest restaurants, visit some old favorites and taste the exceptional dishes being created by our world-class chefs.”

Leading up to the event, patrons will be able to view menu options, price details and make reservations online. Additionally, guests and participating restaurants can stay engaged and share their experiences via social media using the hashtag #GARestaurantWeek and tagging Georgia Restaurant Week’s various social media channels.

All of the restaurants, broken down by location, cuisine, and whether they offer lunch or other amenities, are listed on the website at http://www.garestaurantweek.com. More information on Georgia’s rich culinary tourism is available at http://www.ExploreGeorgia.org. Remember to dine out, dine often, and dine Georgia.

About the Georgia Restaurant Association
The GRA’s mission is to serve as the voice for Georgia’s restaurants in advocacy, education and awareness. The GRA is sanctioned by the National Restaurant Association to operate Georgia’s only not-for-profit representing the state’s foodservice industry. The GRA serves as the unified voice for over 16,000 foodservice and drinking places in the state of Georgia with total sales in excess of $17.1 billion which provides more than 421,800 jobs. From large chains to start-ups, the GRA helps make Georgia a better place for restaurants to do business and helps make restaurants better for Georgia.

About Georgia Restaurant Week
The second annual Georgia Restaurant Week, brought to you by the Georgia Restaurant Association and the Georgia Department of Economic Development, aims to highlight the various dining options that are available to consumers throughout Georgia. This week will allow patrons, both local and from out of state, to explore various dining options throughout Georgia for a set price and experience the local Georgia products that are available in Georgia’s restaurants.

About the Georgia Department of Economic Development
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) plans, manages and mobilizes state resources to attract new business investment to Georgia, drive the expansion of existing industry and small business, locate new markets for Georgia products, inspire tourists to visit Georgia and promote the state as a top destination for arts events and film, music and digital entertainment projects.

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