Kansas City Restaurant Week

Sysco returns as presenting sponsor of 2019 Kansas City Restaurant Week; Early-bird restaurant registration opens today

Scheduled for Jan. 11-20, 2019, Kansas City Restaurant Week marks the 10th annual metro-wide dining event that has raised more than $2.2 million for local charities

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 13, 2018) – Visit KC and the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA) are proud to announce that Sysco is once again the presenting sponsor of Kansas City Restaurant Week for its 2019 event, scheduled for Jan. 11-20. Sysco was also the presenting sponsor of 2018 Kansas City Restaurant Week, which saw a record $455,000 raised for local charities across 193 participating restaurants, also a record. 

Sysco is a global company that sells, markets and distributes food products, equipment and supplies to restaurant, healthcare and educational facilities, as well as lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. The company operates approximately 300 global distribution facilities, serving approximately 500,000 customer locations. Sysco’s Kansas City operating company is based in Olathe, Kansas. 

 “Sysco Kansas City is delighted to once again sponsor Kansas City Restaurant Week and the dining event’s significance to local charities,” said Jessica Fagan, Sysco Kansas City marketing manager. “The funds raised open many opportunities for those in need of a nourishing meal and much more.”


Early-bird registration opens today and is open through Sept. 6 for discounted registration fees. Restaurants interested to participate in 2019 Kansas City Restaurant Week may register at

Community Beneficiary

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City is the featured charitable partner of 2019 Kansas City Restaurant Week. Local charity Kansas City Community Gardens received a portion of the proceeds from the 2018 event. The Kansas City Regional Destination Development Foundation and the GKCRA Education Foundation also receive a share of each year’s donations. 

Founding partners Visit KC and the GKCRA look forward to building on the more than $2.2 million that Kansas City Restaurant Week has donated to local charities over the course of the event’s nine consecutive years.

About Sysco

Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. With over 65,000 associates, the company operates approximately 300 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 500,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2017 that ended July 1, 2017, the company generated sales of more than $55 billion. For more information, visit www.sysco.comor connect with Sysco on Facebook at Instagram at


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. 2019 marks the 10th year for the 10-day dining event, spotlighting KC as one of the country's premier dining and vacationing destinations. Each year, KCRW partners with local charities to raise funds for deserving causes. In 2018 alone, 193 participating restaurants boosted the event’s nine-year charitable total to more than $2.2 million. For more information, visit, become a fan on Facebook at, follow on Twitter at @RestaurantWeekor Instagram at @KCRestaurantWeek.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City

For more than 100 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City has provided youth, ages 5-18, a fun and safe environment for to learn, play, meet new friends and grow -- with special emphasis on youth from disadvantaged circumstances. From sports, digital arts and media to group activities and tutoring, the Clubs provide a caring adult mentors, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character, citizenship, and healthy lifestyles to more than 1,000 area youth each day. Whether it is learning how an individual can make a difference in his/her community or learning how to swim – the Clubs strive to help youth feel important and put their dreams of a Great Future within reach. (remove line break to match others)

More information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City can be found online at