First ever Maryland Restaurant Week begins September 18th
MARYLAND – The Restaurant Association of Maryland is hoping to encourage people to dine locally this month with its first ever Maryland Restaurant Week.
The initiative runs statewide from September 18th through the 27th. Since the start of the pandemic, the state’s restaurant and food service industry has lost approximately $1.4 billion in sales. Not to mention, as many as 150-thousand employees were laid off or furloughed. So organizers hope this promotion encourages people to support their local restaurants whether that’s by dining in or carrying out.
“Our real goal here is to encourage people to go out, try a new restaurant, go to their favorite restaurant again and really just give the restaurants the customer traffic they’ve been lacking for so many months due to this pandemic,” says Marshall Weston, the President and CEO of the Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM).
Restaurants do not need to pay to sign up but they do need to offer specials including carry out deals. If you are a restaurant interested in participating or a foodie who wants to support local, visit MarylandRestaurantWeek.com for more information.