Memphis Black Restaurant Week Promotes City's Food Tourism and Diversity

Photo:  HM Dessert Lounge Owners and Cynthia Daniels (Fran Mosley and Cassius Mosley

Memphis restaurateurs are busily preparing to showcase their
culinary creations for the 3rd Annual Memphis Black Restaurant Week (MBRW) are underway. This year, there are a total of 12 participating restaurants during the week of March 5-11, 2018 with five newcomers that have been open less
than one year.

Featured restaurants include HM Dessert Lounge, The Office @
Uptown, Scoops Parlor, Two Vegan Sistas, Underground Café, G. Alston, Lenny's Subs (franchise locations located at 12 Cooper St + 2893 Poplar Ave), Slice of Soul, Laura's Kitchen, $.99 Soul Food, A&R BBQ (both locations) and The Waffle Iron.

The week, organized by Cynthia Daniels is designed to promote economic diversity while celebrating some of Memphis’ best food fare. “We are so excited about the buzz around this celebration of our city’s diversity. This is another way to show how proud
we are of our city and all it has to offer while truly making a difference for these businesses,” said Cynthia Daniels, creator of Memphis Black Restaurant Week. “Over the past two years, a total of 22 restaurants were featured, bringing in a total of $260,000 in weekly sales. Due to the influx of customers during MBRW, 90 jobs were created, allowing 25 to remain full time at the close of each year.

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