CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Black Restaurant Week begins this Monday, October 19 with a dozen Black-owned eating places, meals vans, and distributors providing offers on signature meals.
The proprietor of Hip Hop Smoothies, Shamika Brooks, says it is a likelihood to indicate off the vary of Black-owned institutions across the Queen Metropolis.
The pandemic has devastated the financial system however particularly for minority-owned companies.
In response to a examine from Stanford, greater than 40 % of Black-owned companies within the nation closed through the coronavirus pandemic in comparison with about 20 % of white-owned companies.
Brooks says she’s seen individuals eager to be extra considerate about the place they spend their cash, and CBRW is an efficient technique to discover native choices.
“There’s some individuals that may come half-hour simply to go to us and have our smoothies quite than going subsequent door to an enormous field retailer,” Brooks explains.
Charlotte Black Restaurant Week is definitely two weeks, working from Monday, October 19 via the thirty first. Company can get 25-50 % reductions on choose meals.
Black Food Truck Friday will happen on October 30.
The next institutions shall be taking part within the occasion:
- Candy Creations of Charlotte
- LuLu’s Maryland-style Rooster & Seafood
- True Blue Catering & Extra, Cuzzo’s Delicacies
- Koffee Kup, Ruthies on Tryon
- The Nappy Chef
- LaWans Soulfood, Mr. Seafood Charlotte
- BW Sweets Bakery
- Hip Hop Smoothies
- Sweet’s Sweets N Treats