Participating properties to offer $50 value towards lunch for two

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(CHICAGO – March 11, 2021) – In conjunction with the highly anticipated Chicago Restaurant Week, Choose Chicago has announced a new ancillary campaign with leading Chicago hotels, “Lunch Is On Us.” From Friday, March 19 to Sunday, April 4, 2021, participating hotels will offer special overnight packages featuring a $50 value – the equivalent of a Chicago Restaurant Week lunch for two.

Encouraging Chicagoans to book a Chicago Restaurant Week-themed getaway, “Lunch Is On Us” provides an ideal opportunity to enjoy a relaxing overnight visit filled with food, fun, and the world-class hospitality for which Chicago is lauded.

“We are pleased to expand the Chicago Restaurant Week program to include amazing hotel experiences,” said Glenn Eden, Board Chair of Choose Chicago. “Gravely affected by the pandemic, our partner hotels are eager to welcome locals and visitors back into their fold. After the past year, everyone is ready for a well-deserved break. Add in hundreds of restaurant options available to explore through Chicago Restaurant Week, and we have a fantastic staycation or getaway waiting to be booked.”

Participating hotels offer a range of experiences from a variety of properties from value to luxury. $50 value-adds include room rate discounts, food and beverage credits, discounted parking, and more – savings that can go towards a Chicago Restaurant Week lunch for two. A complete list of participating hotels to date is listed here.

Chicago Restaurant Week 2021 will feature more than 265 participants representing 34 distinct Chicago neighborhoods. For 17 consecutive, dining-packed days, participating dining establishments will showcase specially curated prix fixe menus with prices set at $25 for brunch and lunch, and $39 and/or $55 for dinner (excluding beverages, tax, gratuity and delivery). Lending an ideal reason to explore Chicago’s nationally lauded culinary scene, diners can experience new, showstopping restaurants and familiar favorites alike throughout the city’s vibrant communities.

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In an effort to support an industry in need, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (SGWS) is also offering a special campaign in partnership with the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (IRAEF) Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. This effort will help provide additional dollars for their one-time, cash grants to hospitality workers facing unforeseen financial strife as a result of the pandemic. The fund has disbursed more than $260,000 to those in need, with continued fundraising efforts in effect.

Chicago Restaurant Week 2021 is sponsored by 100.3 FM WSHE, 101.9 FM The MIX, OpenTable, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Yelp.

Fans are encouraged to follow @choosechicago on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and tag #ChicagoRestaurantWeek.

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