2015 Dine Downtown Generates $479,770 Economic Impact Over 10 Days
SACRAMENTO, CA (February 13, 2015) –In just 10 days, the 10th Annual Dine Downtown restaurant week generated $479,770 in sales revenue (including sales tax) between January 15 – 24. In addition to the economic boost to 28 local restaurants, $1 from every Dine Downtown meal was donated to Food Literacy Center (FLC), a non-profit dedicated to inspiring change in community food education. Yesterday, Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) gathered alongside local chefs to present the FLC and its students with a $14,264 donation.
“Food Literacy Center’s kids are the real winners from this year’s Dine Downtown,” said Amber Stott, Founding Executive Director of Food Literacy Center. “With the funds raised, we’ll be able to expand to more schools in the fall. Meanwhile, we’ll be training more Food Literacy Geniuses so we have instructors ready to move into those new schools. We’re filled with cherry blossom cheer!”
About Dine Downtown
Participating restaurants included 58 Degrees and Holding, Biba, Blackbird, Blue Prynt, Café Plan B, Cafeteria 15L, Capital Dime, Chops Steak & Seafood Bar, Dawson’s at The Hyatt, Downtown & Vine, Ella Dining Room & Bar, Esquire Grill, Fat City, The Firehouse Restaurant, Foundation Restaurant & Bar, Frank Fat’s, Grange, Hock Farm Craft & Provisions, Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co., Il Fornaio, Tequila Museo Mayahuel, The Melting Pot, Pilothouse at The Delta King, The Porch, The Red Rabbit Kitchen + Bar, River City Brewing Company, Rio City Cafe, and Ten22.
Dine Downtown is produced by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership and sponsored by Sactown Magazine. Event partners include Food Literacy Center, Yelp, Sacramento365.com, and Open Table.