What Are the Pros and Cons of Arizona Restaurant Week?
Pro: It's a great opportunity to promote your restaurant and showcase some of your menu items. It's also a great way for diners to go out and experience restaurants they might not normally visit -- and for a great price!
Con: Restaurants can get really busy and the quality of food and service is not necessarily the best example of how they normally do business.
Pro: You have the opportunity to introduce your restaurant to diners who may not have otherwise tried it. It drives traffic during traditionally slower periods for restaurants.
Con: It happens too frequently and lasts too long to be really "special." The format of restaurant week doesn't allow all restaurants to fairly represent themselves.
Pro: It helps bring new people to the restaurant for great exposure.
Con: By embracing such a large public -- and doing two to three times the covers -- at a lower price point, it's inevitable that problems will occur. The cooks tend to be burnt out by day three.
Pro: It's a great time for restaurants to be introduced to new guests while also providing a great experience for regulars.
Con: Sometimes you don't have enough time to connect with all the guests because it's such a fast-paced time.