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Milwaukee Black Restaurant Week, takes place area wide April 15 - 21

The week long promotion brings black owned restaurants the opportunity to attract new customers and raise awareness about social entrepreneurship. Milwaukee and surrounding area communities are encouraged to support businesses and get to know the owners who manage the establishments.


Get Out About to Enjoy MKE Black-Owned Restaurant Week


MKE Black-Owned Restaurant Week is an opportunity for Black-Owned restaurants to bring in new customers and raise awareness. It allows Milwaukee to support minority owned eateries.

Cities across the country often host an annual restaurant week or dining week during which a number of local establishments will offer dining deals to bring in new customers and raise awareness about local businesses. Since 1992, the original Restaurant Week has introduced millions of foodies to new and exciting eateries and become an international institution. Why not bring this same movement to the Black community?

Black Americans are just 13 percent of the U.S. population but will have a buying power of $1.4 trillion by 2019. Because we know that not enough of the money is "flowing back into" black communities – MKE Black Restaurant Week is a method to introduce "foodies to new and exciting eateries" in the black community.

We believe supporting Black restaurants play a crucial role in achieving socio-economic upliftment, and the sustainable implementation of these beliefs will strengthen our communities and open opportunities for future generations. Through supporting African American businesses you're supporting small businesses. You're giving back to the community and bringing some social, economic uplift to the community.

No coupons are needed and each restaurant will have their own specials. It's simply a great opportunity to get out and eat some place where you've never eaten before.

Check back here on New Food Reviews for select restaurant write-ups participating in MKE's Black Restaurant Week

Participants are also encouraged to submit their feedback about the event via the survey on the BlankSpace Black Restaurant Week website.


Participating restaurants

Additional black-owned restaurants who have participated in this initiative in past years include:

Sponsors for the 2018 Black Restaurant Week include Keghaznavi Illustration, Melanated Mama, QB Solutions, LLC, Public Allies, Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT), Black Lens MKE, UBLAC Milwaukee, Progressive Baptist Church (PBC), MATC African American Network, Marquette University's "Here's Where We Gonna Be"

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NEED MORE INFORMATION?

PATRONS: Join the MKE Black-Owned Restaurant FB event page for up to date information on the directory of restaurants, dining specials, meet ups and check-ins 

BUSINESSES: Own a Black-owned restaurant? Send an email at blankspacemke@gmail.com to learn how to participate MEDIA: Want to cover MKE Black-Owned Restaurant Week for your media outlet? Send an email at blankspacemke@gmail.com