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SC Restaurant Week and Seniors Week kick off Thursday

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Restaurant Week in the Grand Strand gives you an opportunity to experience restaurants you might have been wanting to try at a lower price. Restaurant Week kicks off Thursday and runs until January 18. 

Restaurants, like Croissants, have been busy preparing special menus at a set dinner price.

This year, organizers worked to coincide the dates with the newly created South Carolina Seniors Week to help more than local eateries profit. On top of special prices at restaurants you won't see any other time of the year, South Carolina residents ages 55 and older, can travel around the state and stay at hotels at discounted prices as well as visit attractions at a reduced rate.

It's an incentive to get the economy at tourist destinations, like in Myrtle Beach, during one of the slowest months of the year. 

That's why Restaurant Week and Senior Week were created, so businesses get an extra boost in business.

"We're trying to get people to come in regionally from, Wilmington, Charlotte, Florence,potentially stay the night and other things,” says Stephen Greene with the Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association. “Potentially stay the weekend, come down and enjoy restaurant week, enjoy senior week. And obviously, at a slow time, try to pump some additional dollars into our business."

Restaurant Week is for anyone. If you're under senior age, you can enjoy, for example, a three-course meal for $30 from some of the Grand Strands top-reviewed spots.

A list of participating restaurants, menus and how to make reservations can be found here: http://restaurantweeksouthcarolina.com/Search.aspx?Region=Grand%20Strand%20Region&City=All&Cuisine=All&Page=0.

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