Restaurant Week wraps up for the second year

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by SHAWN CHITNIS & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 4 at 7:22 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.—Restaurant Week wrapped up for the second year in our area this weekend.

Organizers and the restaurants involved said the second year of Restaurant Week was bigger and better. More restaurants participated and more people came out.

The 10-day event expanded to North Idaho in 2014 and saw the number of places participating jump from 53 to 74 restaurants.

READ: Restaurant Week begins in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene

“The good news for use is that we met a lot of new people coming in, so there’s still a lot of new people discovering us,’ said Central Food owner, David Blaine.

During Restaurant Week, Blaine’s restaurant said 60-70% of his customer were there just for the special event. It is a chance to try out new items on the menu and bring in new customers.

“I think it will be hard for them to say no, it’s definitely reached a critical mass and it’s probably going to be around for a long time,” said Blaine.

Visit Spokane, which organizes the annual event, will survey restaurants in the weeks ahead and hopes to have a better idea on how well the week went this spring.   

 

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