ABOUT RESTAURANT WEEK
The first Carroll County Restaurant Week took place the week of August 21-28, 2011, featuring special fixed price menus at local restaurants. Feedback from Restaurant owners and customers indicates that it continues to grow in success each year.
At the suggestion of local restaurant owners Dante Liberatore (LIBERATORE'S Eldersburg) and Ken Lurie (Bud’s at Silver Run) the first Carroll County Restaurant Week got underway in 2011. The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and the Carroll County Department of Economic Development/Tourism Office partnered to promote one week of delicious and affordable dining throughout Carroll County. Carroll County and Frederick County marketing and communications company bytes words donated a website, hosting and social marketing services for the Spring / Summer promotion.
FOR RESTAURANTS OWNERS
Restaurant Week is a great way to stretch your marketing dollars by reaching first-time customers and returning customers looking for an incentive to dine out. Restaurants receive exposure through print, web, email, radio advertising on WTTR 1470 AM/102.3 FM and social media marketing promotions, including link backs from Carroll County websites and the official Restaurant Week website plus exposure and access to the official Facebook page for Restaurant Week. Both the website and Facebook page drive traffic to restaurants' websites throughout the year. Press coverage is provided locally by the Carroll County Times and Carroll Magazine, with regional coverage often picked up by the Baltimore Sun and Patch.com reviews.
FOR RESTAURANTS CUSTOMERS
Restaurant Week gives customers the chance to sample many Carroll County's restaurants at an affordable price! Restaurants offer a fixed price menu for lunch, for dinner, or both, typically allowing you to sample their best offerings for $10.16, $15.16, $20.16 and so on. Just check out the Restaurant Week website to choose a destination and then view menu details to plan your dining experience.