August 13-19, 2012 are the feature dates for the 15th Annual KRLD Restaurant Week presented by Central Market, though some restaurants may choose to extend for a second or third week. 2012 participants will be revealed on cbsdfw.com in late July with a special “Reservation Day” kick-off.
The popular end-of-summer dining deal raised an estimated $695,000* during its 2011 run for supported partners the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) and Lena Pope Home - nearly a 15% increase over last year's record. Tens of thousands of fixe dinners were served in more than 130 restaurants across North Texas. *includes restaurant and event promo totals
The August tradition encourages people to dine out, reconnect and give back, while enjoying regional hotspots during a traditionally slower time for covers. For every $35 three-course prix fixe meal purchased during KRLD Restaurant Week, participating restaurants made a $7.00 donation to either the North Texas Food Bank in Greater Dallas or Lena Pope Home in surrounding Tarrant County.
“We are grateful for the record-breaking support from the community, event sponsors and our amazing restaurants that open up their tables each year,” said Jan Pruitt, NTFB president and CEO. “KRLD Restaurant Week is one of our largest and most popular fundraisers, enabling diners to treat themselves to DFW’s top dining experiences while supporting our mission to put food on the plates of hungry North Texans. In fact, many diners often discover their new ‘go-to’ establishments in the process.”