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Restaurant Week survey confirms event’s success

Restaurant Week was a town-sponsored promotion running Sept. 10-16. It's goal was to help bring in additional business during a time considered to be the "lull" between the summer and fall seasons.
For the inaugural year, 11 restaurants participated: Outback Pizza, Lookout, Liquid Art, Ovations, Inn at Long Trail, Choices Restaurant, Charity's, Slopeside Bar & Grille, Casey's Caboose, Birch Ridge Inn, and Peppino's.
The department of Economic Development and Tourism reached out to each restaurant after the week ended to measure the event's success and received seven responses. Here is the feedback they received.
•    The average amount spent per person visit for Restaurant Week was $32
•    On average, each restaurant sold $1,800.00 in Restaurant Week dinners
•    Over 400 Restaurant Week dinners were purchased
Assuming each restaurant had similar success, the following can be extrapolated
•    Over 600 people participated in Restaurant Week
•    Restaurant Week generated approximately $20,000 in spending