Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week 2021 Application

Applications are now closed for 2021. Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you next year!

Thank you for your interest in Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week 2021! Please read all of the expectations and requirements before filling out the application below. Members of the Economic Alliance are encouraged to apply for Restaurant Week 2021.

We know this year has been difficult for our local restaurants, and so being a member of the Economic Alliance will NOT be a selection requirement this year. Please see more detail in the table below for Restaurant Week benefits for members and non-members.

Expectations of Restaurants for Application

  • Restaurant is located within the Cedar Rapids metro area, includes neighboring communities
  • Restaurant is independently owned and operated
  • Agreeable to the event timeline dates outlined below
  • Active participation in promotion of Restaurant Week 2021 before and throughout the week
  • Provide special Restaurant Week carry-out and/or/sit down menu for patrons throughout entire duration of Restaurant Week
  • Provide menu item and any necessary logos, graphics and photos by February 5.
  • Promote Restaurant Week, as well as specific menu items, on all available channels (in-house, website, social media, etc.) from February 12- February 27.
  • Agree to provide net food sales revenue for Restaurant Week, February 20 - 27, 2021. (This information is confidential, and used strictly to determine economic impact of Restaurant Week.)

Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance Agrees To:

  • Produce a comprehensive Restaurant Week marketing campaign, highlighting all participating restaurants.
    • Participating restaurants will be featured at least once on social media platforms.
    • Each restaurant will be included on Restaurant Week website, email newsletters, press releases and more.
    • Earned media opportunities will be provided as available.
  • Purchase & provide print collateral recognizing participating restaurants, including but not limited to:
    • Promotional menu to be distributed to the public at large.
    • Table tents, stickers, and/or other collateral advertising Restaurant Week within the selected restaurants.
  • Provide digital promotional toolkit for participating restaurant use.
Member PromotionsNon-Member Promotions
  • Full-feature profile on website including logo, menu and photos
  • Promotion, including logo, on all EA social platforms
  • Interview via EA Facebook livestream
  • Public webinar with other participating establishments
  • Complimentary Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week promotional collateral
  • Logo on Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week promotional flyer
  • Listed on website with link to menu/website of restaurant's choosing
  • Listed in EA social promotions
  • Listed on Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week promotional flyer

Yes, I meet these expectations!

If you meet the above expectations, please fill out the application below to be considered for participation in Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week 2021. Please note: filling out this application does not guarantee participation in Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week 2021. All applications will be reviewed by a Restaurant Week committee, with up to 20 participants selected. The selected participants will be contacted with the invitation to participate no later than January 15, 2021.

No, I cannot meet these expectations.

Please consider applying next year!

Restaurant Week Timeline

January 15 - Applications due to Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
January 22 - Restaurants selected & notified by Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
February 5 - Menus, graphics, photos & applicable membership forms due to Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
February 12 - Participating restaurants announced to public, promotion begins
February 20 to 27 - Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week 2021

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