The numbers are in: Kansas City’s fifth annual Restaurant Week raised a whopping $240,000 for three area charities.
The event, which was held Jan. 17 to 26, boasted the largest number of restaurants in its history with 133 operations across the metro participating. They offered multiple course meals — $15 lunches and $33 dinners — with 10 percent of the price going to the charities.
This year’s charities were Harvesters - The Community Food Network, the Kansas City Regional Destination Development Foundation and The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation.
In 2010, the event raised $56,000 and the funds have grown each year — $80,000 in 2011; $143,000 in 2012; and $175,000 in 2013.