MEDFORD — Burlington County Restaurant Week returns this summer with federal, state and local leaders encouraging businesses to join the week-long event and apply for grant funding aimed at keeping restaurants afloat.
“Bringing back Restaurant Week this summer is one way we can try to showcase these special places and their employees. By patronizing them, our residents are supporting their own neighbors, friends and communities," said Burlington County Commissioner Director Felicia Hopson.
Restaurant Week will begin on June 21 and runs through Sunday, June 27. It's a time where people can support local businesses while enjoying special deals, as restaurants continue their recovery efforts from pandemic revenue losses.
“Many are still fighting for their survival, and some have made large investments to create comfortable and safe indoor and outdoor dining spaces. Partnering in Burlington County Restaurant Week is another way we can help them recover and rebound," state Sen. Troy Singleton said at an announcement event.
Each day during Restaurant Week, organizers will highlight area restaurants on social media and offer details on meal discounts, fixed prices, and limited edition menu items.
Braddock's Tavern in Medford, who hosted the news conference Monday, said they are committed to participating this summer.
U.S. Rep. Andy Kim said the dining and restaurant scene is important to the community.
“Burlington County can't come back from this crisis without our restaurants, and our restaurants can't come back without us,” said Kim.
State Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego encouraged restaurants to apply for grants of up to $20,000 made available from a $20 million pool as part of the NJ Economic Development Authority's Phase 4 of the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program.
To view a complete list of restaurants joining the event or any business looking to sign up can visit www.co.burlington.nj.us/1844/Restaurant-Week-2021.