The results are in: The 2019 DFW Restaurant Week presented by Metroplex Cadillac Dealers raised a record $1 million for longtime charity partners the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) and Lena Pope. This represents the campaign’s largest charitable donations to date, thanks to the diners, restaurants and sponsors who took part in the 22nd anniversary of Restaurant Week last August.
In August 2019, more than 150 of the Metroplex’s top restaurants participated in DFW Restaurant Week, donating 20 percent of the price of each lunch or dinner purchased to NTFB (Dallas area restaurants) and Lena Pope (Tarrant County restaurants). An additional 12 casual dining restaurants took part in the Specialty Bites program, offering a custom-created menu item with 10 percent of the price donated to one of the charity partners.
Of the $1 million raised during the event, NTFB received $710,930 and Lena Pope received $289,070 in donations. Twenty-seven restaurants participated for the first time in 2019.
“DFW Restaurant Week is our largest annual fundraiser and makes a tremendous impact in our community,” said NTFB President and CEO Trisha Cunningham. “The record-breaking donations received from the 2019 campaign will enable us to provide more than 2.1 million meals for hungry North Texans. We are truly grateful to the many restaurants and diners who support our mission through DFW Restaurant Week each August. Thanks to them, we are able to put more food on the table for neighbors in need across North Texas.”
The following restaurants are recognized as the DFW Restaurant Week 2019 Star Restaurants for the Dallas area, shown in order of largest charitable donations to NTFB:
1. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse – $54,933 donation
2. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse – Dallas
3. The Capital Grille – Plano
4. Al Biernat’s – Oak Lawn
5. The Mansion on Turtle Creek
6. Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck
7. Del Frisco Grille – Plano
8. Al Biernat’s – North
9. Fogo de Chao – Plano
10. Fogo de Chao – Uptown
11. The Capital Grille – Dallas
13. Del Frisco Double Eagle Steakhouse – Plano
14. Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille – Dallas
15. Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille – Frisco
16. Fogo de Chao – Addison
17. Seasons 52 – NorthPark
18. Del Frisco Grille – Uptown
19. Seasons 52 – Plano
This information was provided as a press release.