MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - With 11 days of deals and promotions at participating restaurants across the state, South Carolina Restaurant Week remains a staple for many in the Grand Strand.
“We’re just thankful for people coming in, it’s a good option if they want to come in and wine and dine, get a couple course meals,” said Ben Vukov, Director of Operations for Croissants Bistro and Bakery.
Vukov said they’ve participated in the event for a few years in a row and it was no question whether to partake again this year.
He said not only is it a way to get more foot traffic, but it also lets people try new menu items and just enjoy.
However, fewer restaurants in the Grand Strand are participating this year than in year’s past.
According to the South Carolina Lodging and Restaurant Association website, no businesses in Conway or Murrells Inlet are participating and just a handful in Myrtle Beach are.
Ducati’s Pizzeria and Trattoria is another restaurant participating this year. Owner Nicholas Stefanchik Jr. said for him, it’s important than ever for the business to be involved with this year’s event.
“Because it is a slower time, it gives us all an opportunity to really say thank you to our locals,” he said. “We have struggled and it’s not been the same as it would be without the coronavirus. But there is some good that comes out of it and you see a lot of that good from the locals and the community that supports us.”
Stefanchik also said they’re expanding their restaurant week deals this year to also include takeout. Both Croissants and Ducati’s said they’re keeping the deals going all month long.
“We love good food, we love people, so being part of restaurant week is really what we’re about. Just taking care of others and letting them experience what South Carolina has to offer,” said Vukov.
At most participating restaurants, you receive a menu with different options for each course at a set price.
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