Coastal Alabama eateries are encouraged to participate in Alabama Restaurant Week, Alabama Tourism Department’s statewide initiative to showcase locally-owned restaurants, from Aug. 14-23. In order to qualify, restaurants must be owned and operated in-state or have a direct tourism presence in the state.
In 2014, 238 restaurants across 55 Alabama cities participated in Alabama Restaurant Week.
“This is a great opportunity for our industry partners to showcase their culinary offerings to locals and beach visitors,” Joanie Flynn, vice president of marketing for Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism, said. “The majority of our restaurant partners are locally owned, so Alabama Restaurant Week gives them another opportunity to boost business toward the end of the summer season.”
The preset price breakdown for multi-course meals is $10, $20 and $30 for dinner and $5, $10 and $15 for lunch, which excludes tax, tip and drink. Restaurants may opt to participate in all three categories for lunch or dinner or any combination and are not required to offer both lunch and dinner options.