11th Annual Kansas City Restaurant Week to feature 218 participating restaurants, the most since its inception in 2010

Kansas City’s premier 10-day dining event will support local charity The Don Bosco Centers and looks to increase the nearly $2.6 million it has raised for local charities over the years

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Restaurant Week returns Jan. 10-19 and will offer diners the most dining options in its history. The 11th Annual Kansas City Restaurant Week (KCRW) presented by Sysco Kansas City will include 218 restaurants across the metro, offering custom, multiple-course menus at lunch and dinner under two price tiers – $15 and $35. Of the 218 restaurants, 40 are first-time participants.

To browse menus or make reservations, visit KCRestaurantWeek.com, or download the free KCRW app for iPhone and Android. Both platforms continually update with any newly registered restaurants and available menus. Additionally, both the KCRW website and app feature search filters for special dietary restrictions such as gluten free, nut-free, vegan and vegetarian. 

Continuing its commitment to the Kansas City community, 10 percent of proceeds from all KCRW meals will benefit three, local charitable beneficiaries. Over the course of its first decade, KCRW has raised nearly $2.6 million for local charities.

2020 Kansas City Restaurant Week Beneficiaries

The Don Bosco Centers (DonBosco.org) – The Don Bosco Senior Center helps seniors and adults with disabilities to maintain independent living by providing on-site lunches, emergency assistance and other services that promote physical and mental wellness, and also facilitates one of the largest hot meal delivery programs in the region, catering more than 740 fresh, nutritious meals for older adults each day. The Don Bosco ESL School, meanwhile, provides free English classes and other educational opportunities to more than 1,400 adult immigrants and refugees from more than 75 countries so they can successfully assimilate and navigate their new home.

Visit KC Foundation – The Visit KC Foundation is a 501(c)3 entity associated with the region’s destination management organization. Through programming such as Downtown Dazzle and the Visitor Influencer Program, the Foundation enhances the quality of life for the Kansas City region through tourism advocacy and workforce development. To learn more, go to VisitKC.com/foundation.

Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association Educational Foundation – Administered by the GKCRA, the foundation seeks to promote the restaurant industry in the greater Kansas City area by offering scholarships to students pursuing a career in the hospitality industry. 

Founding Partners:
Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association
Visit KC

Presenting Sponsor:
Sysco Kansas City

Platinum Sponsors:
Blue Moon Brewing
Heartland Coca-Cola
Robert Mondavi Family Wines

Gold Sponsors:
Country Club Plaza
The Fontaine Hotel
GEICO Careers
Joyal Marketing
Kansas City Power & Light District

Silver Sponsors:
90.9 The Bridge
96.5 The Buzz
99.7 The Point
106.5 The Wolf
Excel Linen
Feast Magazine
Hot 103 Jamz
The Independent
Kansas City Magazine
Kansas City Symphony
Outfront Media
The Pitch
Spire Energy

Strategic Partners:
Anna Petrow Photography
Marsh & McLennan Agency

About Kansas City Restaurant Week
Kansas City Restaurant Week (KCRW) is KC’s premier dining event founded by the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association and Visit KC in an effort to support the regional restaurant community. 2020 marks the 11th consecutive year for the 10-day dining event, spotlighting KC as one of the country's premier dining and vacationing destinations. Each year, KCRW partners with local charities to raise funds for deserving causes. In 2019, a record 200 participating restaurants boosted the event’s decade-long charitable total to nearly $2.6 million. For more information, visit KCRestaurantWeek.com, become a fan on Facebook at Facebook.com/KansasCityRestaurantWeek, follow on Twitter at @RestaurantWeek or Instagram at @KCRestaurantWeek.

About The Don Bosco Centers
Since 1940, The Don Bosco Centers has been empowering vulnerable neighbors throughout Kansas City to be self-sufficient, contributing members of this culturally rich community through a wide-ranging network of services tailored to their needs. Designated as the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the region, the Don Bosco Senior Center provides hot meals, transportation, fellowship, activities, and emergency services for seniors and adults with disabilities, many of whom are at risk of institutionalization due to frail health, low-income status, and limited resources. Its English as a Second Language School, the largest adult education program in Missouri, provides free educational opportunities in English proficiency, high school equivalency, workforce development, and more to adult immigrants and refugees through a valuable partnership with the Independence School District. Most recently, a successful $3 million capital campaign has enabled Don Bosco to renovate its original Community Center building, which is set to reopen in early 2020 and will once again feature community education and wellness programming for all ages. For more information, visit
 DonBosco.org, or follow The Don Bosco Centers on Facebook at Facebook.com/DonBoscoCenters and on Instagram at @thedonboscocenters.

Media Contacts

Makenzie Wolters
Makenzie Wolters (KC/Regional Media)
Visit KC
Derek Klaus
Derek Klaus (National Media)

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