Memphis restauranteurs preparing for Memphis Black Restaurant Week

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis restauranteurs are preparing their best creations as the 6th Annual Memphis Black Restaurant Week (MBRW) is almost here.

There are a total of 21 participating restaurants during the week of March 7 through 13.

Since the pandemic is very much alive, those who wish to participate will have the option to use Delivery Apps so food can be delivered to their homes or pick-up orders through curbside delivery at the restaurants.

“Over the past five years, a total of 55 restaurants were featured, bringing in a total of $1,500,000 in during the weekly sales and created 210 jobs. The City of Memphis – Office of Business Diversity and Compliance serves as the Title Sponsor of MBRW and will be working with restaurateurs to provide employment resources and training as we prepare for our largest week to date,” said Cynthia Daniels

The week, organized by Daniels, is designed to promote economic diversity while celebrating some of Memphis’ best food fare.

“Due to Covid-19, the restaurant industry has been hit the hardest and Black restaurants are closing permanently at an alarming rate,” Daniels said.

She is the creator of Memphis Black Restaurant Week.

Local favorites include The Four Way, Uncle Lou’s Fried Chicken, Chef Tam’s Underground Café, Mahogany Memphis and newcomer Curry N Jerk.

For more information, visit their website at www.blackrestaurantweek.com.