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Atlanta's Black Restaurant Week Starts This Week, And Businesses Expect A Boom
This unprecedented pandemic has hit businesses across the nation hard. Unfortunately, it has seemed to hit Black and minority owned businesses the hardest– especially restaurants.
Despite all that is going on, Atlanta’s Black Restaurant Week will go on as planned for the fourth year in a row. The special two-week event will officially begin Friday, September 4, and will run through Sunday, September 13.
The culinary offering will feature some of the city’s best restaurants, chefs, food trucks, as well as mixologists and caterers. Expect special discounted menu offerings from your favorites, in addition to limited-time dishes that will only pop up for the event.
You can even play along with the event’s special BINGO game, to see how many of the participating businesses you can support. You’ll have the chance to win gift cards and other prizes.
“Black businesses have a really good opportunity to do extremely well,” says Pinky Cole, founder and CEO of Slutty Vegan. “Not just through Black Restaurant Week, but in this time — through COVID, protesting, everything. We are at the forefront of commerce. You see Black-owned businesses being supported more than ever before.”
To see which businesses are participating this year, visit the website: blackrestaurantweeks.com/atlanta-directory/.