3rd annual MILWAUKEE Black Restaurant Week 2018
kicks off April 15th-21st
We are excited to once again celebrate the entrepreneurship of our locally owned eateries and want to direct patrons to restaurants that they can support. Last year many of our participating restaurants realized significant sales increase, a surge in media attention and a boost of new customers. This was accomplished at no cost to the restaurant owner.
This year's Restaurants:
This year our Restaurant Meet Up list includes:
* Coffee Makes You Black
* Mi Casa Su Cafe
* Uppa Yard Jamaican Resturant
* In the nick of time
* Rise & Grind Cafe
* Irie Zulu
* Scene 1 Restaurant & Lounge
* Mr. Perkins
* Mister Barbeque Jervel MrBarbeque Williams
* Dee's Elegance
* Tony's BBQ Unlimited
* Pass Da Peas
* Daddy's Soul Food & Grille
* Chic Underground
(let us know who else to add)
This Year's sponsors:
Shouts out to our Sponsors this year hosting meet ups during the week:
* Keghaznavi Illustration
* Melanated Mama
* QB Solutions, LLC
* Public Allies
* Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT)
* Black Lens MKE
* UBLAC Milwaukee
* Progressive Baptist Church (PBC)
* MATC African American Network
* Marquette "Here's Where We Gonna Be"
Who are We? ( BlankSpaceMKE)
BlankSpaceMKE is an urban art cooperative with a very basic principle of spreading the message about cooperative economics – build people to build unity to build wealth to build power!
Milwaukee Black Restaurant Week becomes an opportunity for us to demonstrate the power of cash mobs when strategically aimed at supporting minority owned businesses – specifically in this week – restaurants. We believe that by supporting Black Restaurants (and other local businesses) we can make a significant impact on strengthening communities and creating new opportunities for future entrepreneurs.
Though the title suggests a mere week of great eating, the platform will allow black owned restaurants the opportunity to bring in new customers and raise awareness about social entrepreneurship. Milwaukee and surrounding area communities will be encouraged to support businesses and get to know the owners who manage the establishments.
Contact the Organizers:
Media Coverage from #MBRW17
Though its title suggests a mere week of great eating, community members have decided to showcase African American entrepreneurship and promote local businesses by hosting the first MKE Black-Owned Restaurant Week.
MKE Black-Owned Restaurant Week is an opportunity for Black-Owned restaurants to bring in new customers and raise awareness. It allows Milwaukee to support minority owned eateries.
Cities across the country often host an annual restaurant week or dining week during which a number of local establishments will offer dining deals to bring in new customers and raise awareness about local businesses. Since 1992, the original Restaurant Week has introduced millions of foodies to new and exciting eateries and become an international institution. Why not bring this same movement to the Black community?
Black Americans are just 13 percent of the U.S. population but will have a buying power of $1.4 trillion by 2019. Because we know that not enough of the money is "flowing back into" black communities – MKE Black Restaurant Week is a method to introduce "foodies to new and exciting eateries" in the black community.
We believe supporting Black restaurants play a crucial role in achieving socio-economic upliftment, and the sustainable implementation of these beliefs will strengthen our communities and open opportunities for future generations. Through supporting African American businesses you're supporting small businesses. You're giving back to the community and bringing some social, economic uplift to the community.
No coupons are needed and each restaurant will have their own specials. It's simply a great opportunity to get out and eat some place where you've never eaten before.
NEED MORE INFORMATION?
PATRONS: Join the MKE Black-Owned Restaurant FB event page for up to date information on the directory of restaurants, dining specials, meet ups and check-ins
BUSINESSES: Own a Black-owned restaurant? Send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to participate
MEDIA: Want to cover MKE Black-Owned Restaurant Week for your media outlet? Send an email at email@example.com
#MkeBLACKeats #SupportBLACKmke #CooperativeEconomics