Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

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Q. What is Austin Restaurant Weeks (ARW)?

Austin Restaurant Weeks is a new annual event that celebrates fine dining at an affordable price, while helping fight hunger in Central Texas. Participating restaurants offer prix fixe menus specially priced for lunch and/or dinner and donate a portion of proceeds from each meal to the Central Texas Food Bank. Some establishments may have cocktail and beer options that also result in donations to the Food Bank.

Q. When is Austin Restaurant Weeks 2021?

Austin Restaurant Weeks 2021 runs from October 1 - 10!

Q. What is the Central Texas Food Bank?

The Central Texas Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in Central Texas, serving nearly 50,000 children, seniors and families across 21 counties each week. To learn more about Central Texas Food Bank, click here.

Q. There's a restaurant I really want to be in Austin Restaurant Weeks. How can I make it happen?

Let the restaurant manager or owner about it, and have them request information or sign up here.

Q. Do I have to make reservations?

For most restaurants, reservations are highly recommended. However, the Austin Restaurant Weeks menu is offered to all guests, including walk-ins. We encourage you to make reservations via our reservations partner, OpenTable. If the restaurant you’re interested in doesn’t use OpenTable, that restaurant’s page on the Austin Restaurant Weeks website will let you know what your options are.

Q. How much of my dinner cost will be donated to help fight hunger?

Restaurants donate between $3-8 for each Austin Restaurant Weeks meal sold during the event. Every $1 donated to the Food Bank creates 4 meals, so a dinner for two people can generate more than 50 meals for Central Texans facing hunger.

Q. How can my restaurant participate?

To be considered for 2019, please indicate your interest in Austin Restaurant Weeks on the request for information form and a member of the team will contact you with additional information on the application process. Deadline to participate in Austin Restaurant Weeks 2019 is June 8.

Q. Why does my restaurant need to apply?

Participating restaurants benefit from the broad range of promotions and marketing assets provided by Austin Restaurant Weeks, our partners and the influencers we’re connected with. By registering, establishments make sure that they’re official ARW participants and we’ll make sure we have all the latest information about you to share with potential diners.

Austin Restaurant Weeks menus are subject to change by the participating restaurant. The Central Texas Food Bank makes no representations or warranties about the information provided for a restaurant’s Austin Restaurant Weeks menu or other related collateral. The Central Texas Food Bank hereby disclaims any responsibility and/or liability for change of menu or failure by any third party to honor the offer or for any errors, omissions, incorrect information or other misprints that may appear.

©2021 Central Texas Food Bank. "Austin Restaurant Weeks" words and logo are registered service marks of the Central Texas Food Bank, and is the official Restaurant Weeks of Austin.

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