Save Your Appetite: New Jersey Restaurant Week Begins September 16th
NJ Restaurant Association Celebrates 70 Years By Giving Back To Patrons
TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- New Jersey Restaurant Week, considered one of the most popular and "tasteful" of statewide events, will begin soon. Governor Chris Christie along with the New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA) have proclaimed September 16– 22 as the official week. A list of participating restaurants can be found on www.dineoutnj.com and will be updated as the event nears.
The NJRA -- now in its 70th year -- plans to help establishments dish out the best celebration ever by adding new surprises to the week, especially after a large part of last year's event was disrupted by Hurricane Irene, forcing many residents to avoid travel and stay inside.
"This is about giving back to our patrons," said Jack Koumbis, Chairman of the NJRA. "We are celebrating our 70th anniversary and to show New Jerseyans our appreciation of their continued support, we've added exciting give-a-ways and special deals throughout the week," he added.
To expand awareness and promote public attendance, a new sponsor, Sun National Bank, has been named as the "official" bank of Restaurant Week. The South Jersey-based bank is known for its community footprint throughout the state.
Restaurants across the Garden State will offer multi-course price-fixed lunch and dinner menus. Besides giving back to customers, restaurants are also "paying it forward" by supporting a very worthy cause - Share Our Strength's Dine Out For No Kid Hungry.
Each day of NJ Restaurant Week, a fortunate patron in a participating restaurant will be randomly presented with a NJRA 70th Anniversary commemorative plate, personally signed by the renowned Chef David Burke. The plate will also entitle the lucky recipient to receive a valuable prize.
NJ Restaurant Week features good food and drink and allows patrons to try new establishments at fixed price points. Restaurants with liquor licenses are encouraged to serve the official cocktail of NJ Restaurant Week – The Shawshank. Created by Michael Deeg, an experienced bartender at Salt Creek Grille in Princeton, NJ, The Shawshank was deemed the winning drink at the 2nd annual Mixologist of the Year contest sponsored by Redemption Rye. Ingredients and assembly instructions are posted on www.dineoutnj.com for public viewing as well.
Established in 1942, the New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA) represents the Garden State's 25,000 eating and drinking establishments - the State's largest private sector employer, generating $14 billion in annual sales and employing over 311,000 people. Through member education, advocacy, networking, and support, the NJRA has become an essential ingredient for successful and professional eating and drinking establishments, vendors, non-profits, schools and students in the Garden State. For more information, go to www.njra.org.
About Sun National Bank:
Sun National Bank partners with thousands of families and businesses to help them succeed. Conservatively managed and clearly focused on disciplined growth, the bank thinks globally while making decisions locally. Starting out with a single office in Medford, New Jersey in 1985, Sun National Bank has grown both organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions. As a result, their footprint now extends across New Jersey and into Pennsylvania through a network of more than 60 locations. Sun Bank is dedicated to delivering ideas, insight and financial solutions – from the straightforward to the sophisticated – for individuals, small businesses and commercial clients from New Jersey to Pennsylvania to New York.
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