Hospitality business booms during Kansas City’s 6th annual Restaurant Week

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. - If you've wanted to try a place for lunch or dinner, Restaurant Week could be your best option to try something new.

For $33 at dinner and $15 at lunchtime, you can get a multiple course meal at dozens of restaurants around the Kansas City metropolitan area.

This is typically a "dead time" for restaurants, since it's after Christmas and New Year and before Valentine's Day, plus typically it's pretty cold, so restaurants tend to struggle.

But according to Justin Whaley from Taco Republic, Restaurant Week is huge for business.

"We almost did double during Restaurant Week than what we did the first couple weeks of January," he said.

This is the sixth annual Restaurant Week.restaurant week for FB

It started Friday at lunch and runs through dinner service on Sunday, January 25.  Some of the proceeds from Restaurant Week also benefit area charities, such as the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired and Cultivate Kansas City.

To see the full list of restaurants and charities, CLICK HERE.