Charlotte, NC — February 18, 2013 —
Springtime in Charlotte is the launch for the city’s most delicious new deal: Dine Out Charlotte. The inaugural culinary celebration serves up big value for diners. From April 12–21, participating restaurants in the Greater Charlotte area will offer three- (or more) course meals for either $22 or $32. The price includes a $2.00 fee to be donated directly to the Second Harvest Food Bank’s Feed Hungry Kids program.
“One of Charlotte's most beautiful times of the year calls for a celebration of the eclectic cuisines from our area's own talented chefs. The event promises to be a win-win for restaurants and diners alike. And why not help those in need while doing it?' says Dine Out Charlotte founder, Jeff Ahmadi.
"Second Harvest Food Bank of Charlotte is honored to be the charity of choice for the inaugural ‘Dine Out Charlotte’ event. This is a great opportunity for folks in the region to try out more of our great restaurants and at the same time help ensure that there are no more hungry children in our region. We hope all of our supporters will welcome spring by eating out locally and helping to end child hunger," says Kay Carter, Executive Director of Second Harvest Food Bank.
Dine Out Charlotte has secured commitments from numerous well-known establishments, including Blue Restaurant & Bar, Dressler's Restaurant, Osso Restaurant & Lounge, Red Rocks Cafe & Bakery . . . with more restaurants on the way.
“Our vision with spring restaurant week is to highlight the culinary tapestry of greater Charlotte. Our area has come a long way from its sleepy southern past. Just as visitors to Charleston and New Orleans desire to try their local restaurants, we believe Charlotte visitors and locals expect the same and we can deliver,” says Ahmadi, also founder of Dine Out Charlotte's parent company, My Fair Offer, Inc.
We have requested that our talented local chefs provide menus with the spring season in mind. Diners will be able to taste the true cuisine of Charlotte – this will be a matter of pride for restaurants with roots in Charlotte community.
The combination of innovative food, a great cause, the magical spring scene, fabulous independent restaurants, and generous people of this region is simply unbeatable. This represents a milestone in the Charlotte region's recognition as a culinary center and foodie destination.
The idea was born when Ahmadi was frustrated with not being able to find a list of local independent restaurants in one place. “I wanted a platform that would allow me, as a resident of Charlotte, to not only find information on established restaurants, but also find information on new and exciting restaurants, rather than just relying on word of mouth. I may not need reviews from others to help me choose a restaurant,” Ahmadi explains, “but I would like the option of searching local offerings in one place all year long.”
Reservations will be accepted at the restaurants beginning March 24, but Twitter followers will be able to make reservations beginning March 22. Dine Out Charlotte will also be featured on desktop, mobile, iPhone & Android apps. dineoutcharlotte.com, as well as its mobile site and mobile apps, will remain active all year to serve as a local dining for Charlotte residents and visitors. You can also like DOC on Facebook and sign up to stay up to date at www.DineOutCharlotte.com.Thanks to our marketing partner, Pinckney Marketing. Pinckney Marketing will be involved in promotion, marketing, social media, SEO, and design and operation of DineOutCharlotte.com. For more information, contact Jeff Ahamdi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.877.9418.