Provided by Prince William Chamber of Commerce
Foodies rejoice! For the second year in a row, four of Northern Virginia’s top business organizations — the Prince William, Greater Reston, Loudoun County and Arlington Chambers of Commerce — are collaborating to produce Northern Virginia Restaurant Week, March 20-27, 2017. The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association (VRLTA) will once again join them as a partner, making it one of the largest dining out celebrations in the state. Northern Virginia Restaurant Week is a week-long dining experience taking place at a variety of establishments from fine dining to fast casual, meaning that everyone can take part. The goal of this event is to draw attention to Northern Virginia’s vibrant hospitality industry, encouraging residents and workers to explore new dining options close to home or work.
“The Prince William Chamber of Commerce is excited to once again be partnering with fellow Chambers on Northern Virginia Restaurant Week,” says Prince William Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Debbie Jones. “It’s a great deal for Prince William, Manassas Park and Manassas area residents. Commuters can find a participating spot for lunch and then something closer to home for dinner. The regionalistic aspect of this partnership perfectly matches the character of the community we serve. I can’t wait to see which of our local restaurants will catch the vision this year.”
In 2016, more than 60 restaurants participated with special menus and pricing at both lunch and dinner. This year the Chambers hope to increase participation. Participating restaurants pay a flat fee of $250 ($500 if you are not a Chamber member) to be included in promotions including logo recognition and having their restaurant week menu posted on NOVARestaurantWeek.com. Individual Chambers will also promote local restaurant participants on their websites and social media outlets, collaborating on additional opportunities to reach the entire Northern Virginia region. Restaurants and sponsors can sign up by completing the registration form and returning it to Andrea Short ([email protected]) at the Prince William Chamber of Commerce.
For 2017, Northern Virginia Restaurant Week will once again be working with OpenTable.com to provide participating foodies a chance to make stress-free reservations. Restaurants who are already on Open Table will be featured on a special NOVA Restaurant Week page, making it simple for consumers to find convenient options throughout the seven-day event.
Registrations will be accepted until the beginning of Restaurant Week, but registering early will ensure participants maximum exposure. Signature sponsors to date are Upper Crust Pizzeria-DC Metro, One Loudoun, Reston Town Center and Potomac Mills; several opportunities remain. Platinum Partners include Arlington Economic Development, Bistro 360 and Historic Manassas, Inc.
For more information about Northern Virginia Restaurant Week, sponsorship opportunities, or the collaboration between the Prince William, Greater Reston, Loudoun County and Arlington Chambers, please contact Andrea Short, Director of Marketing & Communications for the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, 571-765-1876 or [email protected]. NOVA Restaurant Week also has a Facebook page where interested foodies can stay up to date on participating restaurants and news: facebook.com/NoVARestaurantWeek. Diners are encouraged to use #NOVARestaurantWeek when dining at a participating restaurant.