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2-minute mindmap: Charlotte Restaurant Week by Nheeda Enriquez

In honor of Charlotte’s Queen’s Feast restaurant week, I decided to create a 2-minute mindmap to have fun with the concept.

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This topic probably could have gone on for much longer than 2 minutes and covered many walls.  I started to see 3 patterns of ideas emerge:

  • Feature improvements Ways to enhance the consumer experience of Restaurant Week via scheduling and restaurant selection tools, engaging marketing campaigns, etc.
  • Extended partnerships Mutually beneficial business partnerships with local institutions to bring additional revenue and visibility to other areas of the city.
  • Other “weeks” Applying the restaurant week concept to other industries, collectives, or social movements to celebrate and bring greater focus to them.

On a more tactical level, one of my favorite writers/economists Tyler Cowen offered a few strategies for Restuarant week in an old article in the Washington Post.