The COVID-19 health crisis has made the past 13 months difficult for residents and businesses of all kinds in Montgomery County. Particularly impacted have been the County’s restaurants. Now, as more people become vaccinated and restrictions are eased, Visit Montgomery and the County’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Services are working on a campaign to increase business at restaurants.
Restaurants around the County are invited to join MoCo Eats Week, a special restaurant week from April 23 through May 3. The event is being organized to allow diners to enjoy food and drinks at discounted prices. It is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to explore the diverse culinary scene in the County. For restaurants, it will be a way to encourage old customers to return to their favorite places and to introduce themselves to new customers enticed by the campaign.
The event organizers will spearhead the promotion and advertising for MoCo Eats Week The event is not a typical restaurant week in that restaurants are often open in limited areas or with strict instructions on how meals must be offered. MoCo Eats Week is open to all restaurants, as well as craft beverage producers and local food producers.
The details of MoCo Eats Week include:
- Businesses pick their own deals or discounts. They can offer both dine-in and carry-out options.
- Participants will be listed in the Digital Savings Pass, where consumers can check-in to their location to redeem deals.
- Self-guided itineraries will be available to suggest clusters of deals throughout the county.
- In-person and virtual events will be held all week long. Businesses can host an event during the week or submit pre-recorded events. (These can be cooking or cocktail-making segments, history happy hours, tastings or other creative offerings.)