Fresno Restaurant Week supports local businesses

July 29, 2013 6:20:04 AM PDT
Fresno is home to a variety of local restaurants featuring the best of the Valley. Now there's a way to dine and support local businesses with Fresno Restaurant Week.

This is a week that has local foodies ready to dine and wine. The goal of Fresno Restaurant Week is to promote and celebrate locally owned and independent business community as a means of preserving the character of the Fresno region.

Organizers also aim to educate the community about the value of investing in our locally owned, independent businesses and build a sustainable and diverse local economy. They say research shows when a dollar is spent at a locally owned and independent business, on average that dollar will re-circulate three times the amount of money back into our local economy.

Fresno restaurant week starts Monday and runs until August 9th. About 20 local businesses are participating.