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Alabama Restaurant Week begins today

Alabama Restaurant Week August 14-23 is designed to showcase the appreciation for Alabama’s local restaurants.

Many of the state’s restaurants have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are struggling to stay in business. Alabama Restaurant Week is a timely time to try a new restaurant or a new dish or support revisit a favorite restaurant and savor a favorite meat and three or a piece of signature pie.

Shelia Jackson, City of Troy public relations and tourism director, said, although some local restaurants continued to remain open during the pandemic and others have recently reopened, it’s still not business as usual.

“Restaurants are operating with seating at a social distance and that limits the number of people they can serve,” Jackson said.

“We depend on our restaurants when we don’t have time to cook or don’t want to cook. We depend on them when families and friends get together or there’s a church social. We depend on them on holidays and for Sunday dinner. Now they are depending on us.”

Jackson said Alabama Restaurant Week is an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to local restaurants for their commitment to serve their community.

“Dine in, take out or drive thru your favorite restaurants August 14-23 and don’t forget to say ‘thank you’ for being here during these times are hard for all of us,” she said.

Alabama Tourism’s Alabama Restaurant Week showcases the appreciation locals and visitors share for Alabama restaurants and their staff.

This culinary event unites Alabama’s diverse range of cuisine in a 10-day celebration held August 14-23, 2020 throughout the state.

Everyone, both visitors and locals alike, are encouraged to show their support for Alabama’s restaurants during Alabama Restaurant Week.