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Restaurant Week Grand Rapids returns in August with new diner incentives

Posted at 9:14 AM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 09:14:42-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — There will be changes in the annual Restaurant Week Grand Rapids, but the event will take place August 5 – 16.

Sponsoring organization Experience Grand Rapids is “changing the recipe.”

“We have revamped the event to provide a much-needed boost to our food businesses,” said Kate Lieto of Experience Grand Rapids in a release, “and we are looking forward to supporting the local eateries that make Grand Rapids a top foodie destination.”

Until now, participating restaurants have served special items for Restaurant Week, but this year eateries will not be required to create special event menus.

Instead, a digital component will be introduced: customers will access a digital pass on their smartphones. Upon checking into a participating restaurant, the customer earns a “return visit coupon” good for 60 days.

For customers who check into four or more restaurants, there’s a special “foodie themed gift,” which will be announced closer to the event.

For participating restaurants, the registration fee is being waived for this year.