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Chicago Restaurant Week FAQs

Friday, March 25 - Sunday, April 10, 2022

CRW FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Whether you are a veteran or a brand new Chicago Restaurant Week (CRW) participant, we’ve outlined some FAQs to help you navigate the registration process and make the most of your CRW participation.

Overall program FAQs

  • Do I have to participate in CRW for the full length of the program?
    Yes, your participation in CRW is required during the full length of the program, all 17 days.
  • Will there be an extension of program dates this year?
    There will be no extension to the program dates this year. The promotion will officially end on April 10, 2022.
  • If my restaurant is normally closed for service on one of the CRW program days, must I open in order to participate?
    No, you can keep your normal business hours. However, please clearly note the day(s) that you’re closed for service in your online partner listing as well as on your CRW menu(s).
  • Do I have to participate in lunch and/or dinner to offer brunch?
    Yes, you must offer a lunch and/or dinner menu throughout the full length of the program in order to participate in brunch. 
  • When will diners begin to make reservations?
    The CRW website, eatitupchicago.com, goes live and reservations will begin in February 2022 (date subject to change).
  • Why can’t I upload my CRW menu?
    Click here for details on how to upload your CRW menu(s) and ensure all requirements are met.  
  • How many courses should I offer on my menu(s)?
    It is up to you, however, historically restaurants have offered a minimum of three courses. It is best to offer a few options for each course as well as include upsell items such as wine, beer, or cocktail pairings. Please review the menu best practices.

Registration FAQs

  • What is the deadline to register?
    Registration deadline is Friday, January 21, 2022. Register now.
  • What are the CRW participation requirements?   
    • Must be a Choose Chicago partner 
    • If you are not a partner and would like to participate in CRW, please email partnership@choosechicago.com 
    • If you are a Choose Chicago partner, you must register to participate in CRW.
    • For 2022 registration fees will be:
      • Choice Partnership Level: $500 
      • Premier/Ultimate Partnership Level: $350 
    • Registration dates: Nov. 20 – Jan. 21
    • Prix fixe menu(s) must be available for the entire program duration
    • Menu pricing per person:
      • Lunch and brunch: $25 – (excludes beverage, tax,  gratuity, and delivery fees)
      • Dinner: $39 and/or $55 – (excludes beverage, tax,  gratuity, and delivery fees)
    • You will need to submit a $100 dining certificate/gift card per restaurant to be used for promotional purposes
  • How will I know when I’ve met all requirements for my CRW participation?
    You will receive a confirmation email once your registration has been completed and all requirements have been met.

Email restaurantweek@choosechicago.com if you have any additional questions.  

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