June 14—Chamber of Commerce Restaurant Week begins June 20 and ends June 26. House Speaker Barby Myers shares information about the event.

1. What is Restaurant Week?

Each participating restaurant offers a Chamber Meal Deal during restaurant week. There will also be “Bingo” cards available to customers – bingo cards have participating restaurants on the front, laid out like a bingo card, with in-room dining offers listed on the back. When visiting a restaurant, a customer can simply request a stamp on the bingo card – a customer does not need to order the Chamber Meal Deal to receive a stamp, just eat at the restaurant to earn a stamp! When five stamps (in any order) are received, patrons can deposit the bingo card in the Chamber for a chance to win prizes.

2. Which restaurants are participating?

6:19 Nutrition, Bill & Ruth’s, Billy Sims BBQ, Boom-a-rang Diner, Buddy’s Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cherokee Casino Dog Iron Grill, Chick-fil-A, Da Vinci’s, Doe’s Eat Place, El Azteca (the two locations), El Maguey, Front Porch Bakery, Hammett House, J. Farley’s, Lyons Den, Main Street Tavern, Pizza Hut, Rib Crib, Smoke & Tonic, Spirits of 66, Subway (W. Will Rogers) and The Pink House are all offering a Chamber Meal Deal next week.

3. What is the purpose of Restaurant Week?

The aim of Restaurant Week is to encourage people – locals and visitors alike – to eat at our Claremore Chamber restaurants.

4. How did the idea for this event come about?

We have many Chamber members who are restaurants and as many of our traditional Chamber events take place over lunch or breakfast, often our restaurant owners and/or employees are unable to attend. We thought Restaurant Week would be the perfect way to engage them in a Chamber event while promoting them and, most importantly, bringing them business. Bingo cards are an added incentive for people to visit more than one restaurant during the week with the chance to win a prize.

5. Why is it important to eat local?

It’s always important to eat local and support local businesses, and not just during restaurant week! We want our businesses to thrive and eating local (and buying local) helps support them!