Hotel & Restaurant Supply to be Presenting Sponsor for Jackson Restaurant Week (October 2-8, 2011)

Media Announcement: Details & Presenting Sponsor Announced for Inaugural Jackson Restaurant Week


August 24, 2011. JACKSON, MS-The inaugural Jackson Restaurant Week ( will be held October 2-8, 2011 with Mississippi-based Hotel & Restaurant Supply ( serving as the Presenting Sponsor.

Mason Greene, Director of Operations, at Hotel & Restaurant Supply said, "We’re extremely blessed to live in this area and have such high quality restaurants and people running them. We love to support them in any way. We’re thankful for their business. Eat Jackson’s Jackson Restaurant Week will really highlight that and bring that out for all the community to see what’s going on in town."

The major benefactor of Jackson Restaurant Week will be the charity that picks up the Charity Check at the end of the week, a minimum of $10,000. Charities that wish to benefit will be vetted through a nominations process and a selection panel made up of area chefs, food industry and media representatives. During Jackson Restaurant Week, diners at participating restaurants will vote for the charity of their choice on official ballots presented at the end of their meal.  The charity with the most votes at the end of the week will be presented with the Jackson Restaurant Week Charity Check. Charity nominations will be accepted until September 9, 2011.

Jackson Restaurant Week was inspired by other similar events held in larger cities across America in recent years as a means to promote area restaurants and support local charities and business people.  In Jackson, diners will enjoy pre-set menus at each of the participating restaurants for the entire week. Menus, prices, and details about each restaurant will be posted online. To date, more than twenty area restaurants have committed to participate. The deadline for restaurants to register their participation is August 30. Jackson Restaurant Week is hosted by Eat Jackson ( and presented by Hotel & Restaurant Supply in partnership with Jackson Free Press, WLBT and other media and business partners. Sponsorship for the entire week and sponsorship of individual restaurants is available. The deadline for sponsorship is September 1.

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