More than $300,000 raised during 6th annual Kansas City Restaurant Week for 5 area organizations

Donations and sales from 2015 set records and bring total raised to more than $1 million across the first 6 annual Restaurant Week events

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 12, 2015) – Kansas City Restaurant Week presented by US Foods raised a record $300,000 for five local nonprofit organizations during its 2015 event, Jan. 16-25. Since its founding in 2010, the annual 10-day dining event raised more than $1 million supporting area organizations.

The 2015 Kansas City Restaurant Week boasted the largest number of participating restaurants in its history, with 160 eateries throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area taking part. Participating restaurants offered multiple-course lunch menus for $15 and multiple-course dinner menus for $33 with 10 percent of each meal donated to the event’s five beneficiaries.

In 2010, Kansas City Restaurant Week’s inaugural year, participants raised $56,000 with increases each year—$80,000 in 2011; $143,000 in 2012; $175,000 in 2013 and $240,000 in 2014. The 2015 fundraising effort is the largest yet, putting the combined total of donations at more than $1 million, a result of both increased restaurant participation and community interest in exploring the Kansas City dining scene at a notable value.

Other notable highlights for 2015, include:

  • More than 11.3 million impressions accrued through social media channels during January
  • The new, redesigned saw a 60 percent increase in traffic over 2014
           -Mobile and tablet traffic accounted for 64 percent of all website traffic
  • More than 10.1 million impressions through articles and stories – a 104 percent increase over 2014

2015 Kansas City Restaurant Week Beneficiaries
Reaffirming their commitment to social and civic responsibility, the event’s founders, the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association and Visit KC, selected five local organizations as beneficiaries of 2015 Kansas City Restaurant Week.

BoysGrow ( – Founded in 2010, the mission of BoysGrow is to teach entrepreneurism to urban male youth in the Kansas City area through farming and agriculture. The organization operates two working farms maintained by male youth, ages 13-16, from throughout the metro. Participants use fruits and vegetables grown at the farms to create products such as ketchup, salsa, barbecue sauce and hot sauce sold in local restaurants and food stores.

Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired ( – Founded in 1952 in the basement of an area church, CCVI has grown to serve more than 300 children annually from birth to age 8 in the Kansas City metro with visual impairments. The center offers programs for children and their families including a food program designed to teach children with visual impairments positive eating habits, leading to the development of good health and positive social skills.

Cultivate Kansas City ( – Founded in 2005, the organization works to grow food, farms and communities for a healthier local food system in the Kansas City area. Beginning in 2015, Cultivate KC will take ownership of Beans&Greens, a program to provide incentive to those receiving government assistance to shop at local farmers markets. The program matches dollar for dollar EBT, SNAP or other assistance-program monies spent at farmers markets, allowing low-income families to effectively double their budget when purchasing healthy, locally produced items as well as bringing new customers to local farmers.

Kansas City Regional Destination Development Foundation – Administered by Visit KC, the foundation focuses primarily on the identification, development and advocacy of tourism products in Kansas City and its surrounding communities. The KCRDDF oversees the Heartland Tourism Ambassador training program and provides career development opportunities in tourism, with specific interest in at-risk populations, including youth, minorities and seniors.

Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association Educational Foundation – Administered by the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association, the foundation seeks to promote the restaurant industry in the greater Kansas City area by offering scholarships to students pursuing a career in the hospitality industry.

2015 Kansas City Restaurant Week Sponsors
Founding Sponsors
Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association
Visit KC

Presenting Sponsor
US Foods

Platinum Sponsor
Constellation Wines

Gold Plate Sponsors
Country Club Plaza
Kansas City Power & Light District
Kansas City Star / Ink Magazine
Liberty Fruit
Page Communications
Zona Rosa

Silver Spoon Sponsors
Excel Linen
Landon Vonderschmidt Photography
Open Table
Feast Magazine
Recommended Daily
Mix 93.3 KMXV
KC 102.1 KCKC
Country 94.1 KFKF
Dos Mundos
Shawnee Dispatch
The Pitch
KC Magazine

Friends of KCRW

2015 Kansas City Restaurant Week Participating Restaurants:

  1. 12 Baltimore
  2. ’37 Steak
  3. 75th Street Brewery
  4. 801 Chophouse, Power & Light
  5. 801 Chophouse, Leawood
  6. 801 Fish
  7. Affäre
  8. Anna's Oven
  9. Artego Pizza
  10. Asado Urban Grill
  11. Baked in KC
  12. Barley's Brewhaus, Leawood
  13. Barley's Brewhaus, Overland Park
  14. Barley's Brewhaus, Shawnee
  15. Barrel 31
  16. Beer Kitchen
  17. Blue Bird Bistro
  18. Blue Moose Bar & Grill, Lenexa
  19. Blue Moose Bar & Grill, Overland Park
  20. Blue Moose Bar & Grill, Prairie Village
  21. Bluestem
  22. Bo Ling’s, Country Club Plaza
  23. Bonefish Grill, Leawood
  24. Bravo! Cucina
  25. BRGR Kitchen + Bar, Power & Light
  26. BRGR Kitchen + Bar, Prairie Village
  27. Brio Tuscan Grill
  28. Bristol Seafood Grill, Power & Light
  29. Bristol Seafood Grill, Leawood
  30. Broadway Jazz Club
  31. Burnt End BBQ
  32. Café Sebastienne
  33. Café Trio
  34. Carma
  35. The Capital Grille
  36. Char Bar Smoked Meats & Amusements
  37. Chaz on the Plaza
  38. The Classic Cup
  39. Coach’s Bar & Grill, Kansas City
  40. Coach’s Bar & Grill, Overland Park
  41. Coal Vines
  42. CocoBolos
  43. Collection
  44. Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant
  45. District Pour House + Kitchen
  46. The Drop Bistro
  47. Drunken Fish, Leawood
  48. Drunken Fish, Power & Light
  49. EBT Restaurant
  50. Em Chamas Brazilian Grill
  51. Extra Virgin
  52. Fiorella's Jack Stack, Country Club Plaza
  53. Fiorella's Jack Stack, Freight House
  54. Fiorella's Jack Stack, Martin City
  55. Fiorella's Jack Stack, Overland Park
  56. Fogo de Chão
  57. Garozzo’s Ristorante, Kansas City
  58. Garozzo’s Ristorante, Lee’s Summit
  59. Garozzo’s Ristorante, Overland Park
  60. Gaslight Grill
  61. Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill
  62. Gordon Biersch, Power & Light
  63. Gordon Biersch, Leawood
  64. Gram & Dun
  65. The Granfalloon
  66. Grand Street Café, Kansas City
  67. Grand Street Café, Lenexa
  68. Granite City Food & Brewery
  69. Grünauer
  70. Hereford House, Independence
  71. Hereford House, Zona Rosa
  72. Hereford House, Leawood
  73. Hereford House, Shawnee
  74. J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood
  75. The Jacobson
  76. Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
  77. Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen, 39th Street
  78. Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen, Legends Outlets
  79. Jess and Jim’s Steakhouse
  80. JJ’s Restaurant
  81. Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
  82. The Journey Wood-Fired Steaks
  83. Julian
  84. Kona Grill
  85. La Bodega, Kansas City
  86. La Bodega, Leawood
  87. Le Fou Frog
  88. Lew’s Grill & Bar
  89. Lidia’s Kansas City
  90. LongHorn Steakhouse, Independence
  91. LongHorn Steakhouse, Kansas City
  92. LongHorn Steakhouse, Leawood
  93. LongHorn Steakhouse, Lee’s Summit
  94. LongHorn Steakhouse, Liberty
  95. LongHorn Steakhouse, Olathe
  96. Louie’s Wine Dive
  97. Lulu’s Thai Noodle Shop
  98. The Majestic Restaurant
  99. Manny’s Mexican Restaurant
  100. McCormick & Schmick’s
  101. McCoy’s Public House
  102. The Melting Pot
  103. MetropolitanKC
  104. Michael Forbes Bar & Grille
  105. Michael Smith Restaurant
  106. Milano Italian Dining
  107. Morton’s Grille
  108. Murray’s Tables & Tap
  109. Nara
  110. Newport Grill
  111. North Italia
  112. O’Neill’s Restaurant & Bar
  113. Osteria Il Centro
  114. Paradise Diner 
  115. Pierpont’s at Union Station 
  116. Pig & Finch Gastropub
  117. Piropos
  118. Pizzabella, Crossroads
  119. Pizzabella, Overland Park
  120. Plaza III Steakhouse
  121. Port Fonda
  122. Providence New American Kitchen
  123. Q39
  124. RC’s Restaurant & Lounge
  125. Red Door Woodfire Kitchen & Bar
  126. Renee Kelly’s Harvest
  127. Reserve at The Ambassador
  128. Room 39, Kansas City
  129. Room 39, Mission Farms
  130. Rosso at Hotel Sorella
  131. Rye
  132. Seasons 52
  133. Spectators Gastro Pub
  134. SPIN! Pizza, Lee’s Summit
  135. SPIN! Pizza, Lenexa
  136. SPIN! Pizza, Overland Park
  137. SPIN! Pizza, Olathe
  138. SPIN! Pizza, Kansas City
  139. SPIN! Pizza, Prairie Village
  140. Story
  141. Sullivan’s Steakhouse
  142. Summit Grill & Bar, Waldo
  143. Summit Grill & Bar, Lee’s Summit
  144. Swagat Fine Indian Cuisine
  145. Taco Republic
  146. Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen
  147. Tasso’s Greek Restaurant
  148. Tavern at Mission Farms
  149. Tavern in the Village
  150. Tengo Sed Cantina
  151. Trezo Mare Restaurant & Lounge
  152. Trofi Restaurant and Bar
  153. Urban Table
  154. V’s Italiano Ristorante
  155. Waldo Pizza
  156. Webster House
  157. The Well Bar, Grill & Rooftop
  158. Westport Café & Bar
  159. YaYa’s Euro Bistro
  160. Zócalo Mexican Cuisine and Tequileria
About Kansas City Restaurant Week
Kansas City Restaurant Week (KCRW) is KC’s premier dining event founded by the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association and Visit KC in an effort to support the regional restaurant community. 2015 marked the sixth year for the 10-day dining event, spotlighting KC as one of the country's premier dining destinations. Each year, KCRW partners with local charities to raise funds for deserving causes. In 2015 alone, the 160 participating restaurants raised more than $300,000, boosting the event’s six-year charitable total to more than $1 million. For more information, visit, Kansas City Restaurant Week on Facebook at or follow on Twitter @RestaurantWeek.