Memphis Black Restaurant Week kicks off – FOX13 News Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — For the seventh year, Memphis Black Restaurant Week kicks off and this year is bigger and with more expectations than ever.

This is an opportunity for companies to show off their best.

With a long line to enter the popular black-owned Sage on Main Street as a backdrop, we spoke to Cynthia Daniels, Memphis event planner and founder of Black Restaurant Week.

“Sage is definitely a favorite of a lot of Memphians. What I love is that people come from all over town downtown…people come from Collierville, from Bartlett,” Daniels said.

“It’s amazing how many people step up to try the new restaurants on the list. It starts before restaurant week…as soon as I market that a rest is participating, people go there that day. You’ll get about two months of residue,” she said.

28 restaurants on the list, with new and old favorites, included.

“Chef Tam’s underground cafe…she was able to move to a much bigger venue,” Daniels said.

“It was amazing to see the growth,” Daniels said. “To know the first year, about 3,000 Memphians participated, and now we have at least 40,000 to 50,000 people who will participate; we even have delivery apps now,”

“We get a big crowd during Black Restaurant Week,” said Khadijah Muhammad, manager at Sage. “It has helped the company a lot. Many people come to see us. »

To see the full list of participating restaurants, visit their site.

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