LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Local business owners are taking part in ‘Las Vegas Restaurant Week‘, which is an annual fundraiser to help feed those in need and give diners a chance to try out some different valley restaurants.
Numerous restaurants offer a set price for a special multi-course meal.
Nick Palmeri is something of a staple in the local restaurant business.
“Every day I like the challenge,” Palmeri told 8 News Now.
He owns Gaetano’s Ristorante in Henderson and said he and his staff worked hard to get ready for ‘Las Vegas Restaurant Week.’
“It’s a great effort for us to generate revenue,” Palmeri explained. “And donate money.”
The annual 12-day event, which runs from June 6 through 17, gives some of the city’s finest restaurants the opportunity to help people in need. Around 200 restaurants are taking part this year.
Each offers a fixed-price menu and gives Three Square Food Bank a portion of the proceeds.
“I think it’s great that people are finally going out full capacity,” Palmeri said. “And enjoying themselves.”
It’s also great for restaurants like Gaetano’s, as they embrace pre-pandemic employment levels.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics May Job Report released Friday listed 390,000 jobs added across the United States.
Brian Gordon, Principal at Applied Analysis said hospitality rebounds are a bit part of that.
“We’ve seen the ebb and flow in the restaurant business as well,” Gordon explained. “And now we are seeing them get back to where they were.”
Therefore, anyone hoping to try something new has the perfect opportunity to do just that, while also helping those who need it most.
The event usually raises around $250,000 which goes toward thousands of meals that will be provided to people in need.
“It’s just a great opportunity for people to venture out,” Palmeri concluded.
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