Linda K. Harris, Director of Communications
Center City District Restaurant Week Sets Record
(April 10, 2012) –The January Center City District Restaurant Week Presented by TD Bank was the most successful in the history of the event. Almost 240,000 diners enjoyed the offerings of Center City's celebrated restaurants, generating sales of $12.4 million.
The 2012 winter promotion saw an increase of 45,887 diners over September 2011 and 69,283 more diners than in January's Restaurant Week in 2011. This increase in participation in the first Restaurant Week of 2012 brought in $2,584,440 more to the restaurants than September 2011 and $3,146,190 more than in January 2011.
With the addition of 10 new participating restaurants, diners had 129 of Center City's finest restaurants from which to choose, the most choices to date.
Since its inception in 2003, Center City District Restaurant Week has generated more than $114 million in economic impact for Center City.
The Center City District is already planning the fall Restaurant Week, and you won't want to miss it! Mark your calendars for the Fall 2012 Center City District Restaurant Week coming September 23-28 and September 30-October 5, and start that list of your favorite or new restaurants you'll want to visit. More details will be forthcoming in late summer! In the meantime, don't forget to use the Restaurant Week mobile website, M.CENTERCITYPHILA.ORG, anytime to browse menus, get maps and make online reservations from any smartphone, and find out the latest on Restaurant Week at www.centercityphila.org/life/RestaurantWeek.php.
The Center City District, a private-sector sponsored business improvement district dedicated to making Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive, is committed to maintaining Center City’s competitive edge as a regional employment center, a quality place to live, and a premier regional destination for dining, shopping and cultural attractions. Find us at www.centercityphila.org and on Facebook and Twitter.