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Memphis Black Restaurant Week Brings Opportunity and Diversity

Photo: Marie Fong

Memphis Black Restaurant Week was March 7th-13th and with it came a lot of support for the African American owned restaurants and businesses here in Memphis. Over 3,000 people came out to support and invest in black owned businesses in Memphis, and as a result, 38 jobs were created in our city.

Events like MBRW encourage and challenge the city to become proactive and intentional on where the community chooses to invest their dollars. -Leslie Smith, MBRW Media Contact

Check out the stats:

MBRW Recap (2)

To celebrate this success, organizers of MBRW will host a community discussion around collective economic impact and challenge the community to keep the support of Memphis African American businesses going.

When: Monday March 28
Where: Hattiloo Theatre, 37 S. Cooper St
Time: 6pm

This event is free and open to the public. The MBRW staff and some of the restaurant owners will also share the impact of the event and the importance of supporting African American businesses in our city.

We believe that supporting black restaurants will pave the way for a practice that will  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. -Leslie Smith, MBRW Media Contact

For more info about this event visit the Facebook event page.

Memphis Black Restaurant Week is a millennial led, volunteer effort to bring opportunities to minority owned businesses. They desire to counter economic disparity through interactive solutions that bring understanding and love for Memphis food culture.

For more info on Memphis Black Restaurant Week visit their website

See how Memphians celebrated MBRW in their recap.
[View the story “#EatBlack #MBRW16” on Storify]

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