By: Tom Fink | Category: Restaurants | Issue: June 2022
Claremore Chamber Director of Communications Ashley May (left) and President & CEO Barby Myers (right)
Claremore is known for several things. World-class museums, five-star event centers, historic buildings, and Will Rogers.
But community leaders are wanting the northeast Oklahoma town along Historic Route 66 to also be known for something else: excellent restaurants.
This summer, the Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce will be bringing back Restaurant Week to showcase participating restaurants and eateries, each of whom will be offering special deals.
“Restaurant Week is the chance for our Chamber members to participate in an event in which the focus is on them,” explained Barby Myers, Claremore Chamber President & CEO. “Participating restaurants will have a ‘meal deal’ or some kind of special that week to encourage other Chamber and community members to go, get a good deal, and maybe even patronize an establishment they don’t normally eat from as a way to support local businesses.”
Restaurant Week Bingo cards will be available at participating businesses or the Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce office at 419 W. Will Rogers
The inaugural Restaurant Week was held last year, with 25 participants, and was a “tremendous success,” Barby said – a success that the Chamber hopes to replicate again this year.
Also making a comeback for this year’s event is Restaurant Week Bingo.
Diners will be provided with Bingo cards containing the logos of participating restaurants. When a diner eats at that restaurant, the corresponding square on the Bingo card gets stamped, and should five stamps be collected during Chamber Restaurant Week, the cards may be turned in to the Chamber office for the chance to win a prize, such as a $25 gift card, products or services, provided by the event’s presenting sponsor: RCB Bank.
“We have so many Chamber members who are restaurants, and probably 90 percent of our (Chamber) events are held during the lunch hour or at breakfast, and as such, many of our Chamber members who own restaurants are unable to attend many events during those times because they’re busy working,” Myers said. “So, we’re kind of flipping that and bringing a Chamber event to the restaurants.”
“We are thankful to our sponsors, RCB Bank, and 6:19 Nutrition, and to our participating restaurants for joining us in this new endeavor,” said Ashley May, Director of Communications for the Claremore Chamber.
According to Chamber President & CEO Barby Myers, “We have such a variety of restaurants, bars, and liquor stores participating in Chamber Restaurant Week. This is a great chance to try a new eatery or an old favorite, and to enjoy some terrific savings.”
From ethnic cuisine to American, from national chains to mom and pop stores, from sit-downs to drive-thrus, there are plenty of restaurants from which to choose in the area, Barby said.
Some of the participating restaurants and deals so far include:
6:19 Nutrition: a large combo for the small price
Buffalo Wild Wings
Chick-fil-A: free cookie or brownie with meal purchase
Doe’s Eat Place: 20% off starters
El Azteca Route 66
J Farley’s: 50% off an appetizer with entrée purchase
The Pink House
Spirits of 66: 10% off wine all week
Stay tuned for more restaurants and deals! More are coming on board all the time!
Claremore Chamber Restaurant Week will run from June 20-26 in conjunction with the AAA Road Fest. A kick-off party will be held at 6:19 Nutrition in Ne-Mar Center at 938 W. Will Rogers Boulevard on Friday, June 17, from 11am – 1pm.
Restaurant Week Bingo cards will be available at participating businesses or the Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce office at 419 W. Will Rogers.
For more information about the Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce Restaurant Week, call 918-341-2818 or visit www.claremore.org.
J Farley’s Pub is offering 50% off any appetizer with entree purchase