King of Prussia, PA (February 16, 2021) – King of Prussia District takes an innovative direction for its signature event to support KOP’s diverse dining and world-class shopping scene while raising funds for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). KOP Restaurant Week and KOP Shops for CHOP, presented by SERVPRO of King of Prussia, will include ten days of deals–Sunday to Thursday, April 11-15 and April 18-22–and feature multiple dining options to help restaurants rebuild and accommodate diners regardless of whether they are comfortable dining inside, outside or from home.
“We are more grateful than ever for the opportunity to host KOP Restaurant Week, given the impact of the pandemic on the hospitality and retail industries,” said Eric Goldstein, Executive Director of King of Prussia District. “As we’ve seen time and time again since March, KOP businesses are banding together and pivoting to meet the needs of their customers, while remaining as enthusiastic as ever about supporting CHOP. With a host of exciting new changes in store, we are optimistic that this year will be an incredible success.”
Enhancements to KOP Restaurant Week include:
Takeout & Delivery Options: Many fine dining restaurants will feature special takeout options in addition to their prix fixed lunch and dinner menus available for in-restaurant dining.
Outdoor Dining Pop-Up: From April 11-15 and April 18-22, diners can enjoy their takeout from participating restaurants in Takeout Under the Tents, a beautifully lit and landscaped outdoor dining area, complete with four cozy, heated igloos and twelve individual dining tents, in the King of Prussia Mall parking lot (Yellow Outer Loop parking lot along Mall Boulevard directly across from the Crowne Plaza Hotel). Tents will be first come first served, while the igloos, furnished by AVE King of Prussia, must be reserved through OpenTable for a $15/pp donation to CHOP. Masks and social distancing will be strictly enforced, as will a 45-minute time limit per tent/igloo to allow for proper sanitization in between parties. King of Prussia District will also host several activations in the space including:
Live music: Sunday, April 11 & April 18 and Thursday, April 15 & 22 from 5-8 PM
Family Fun Day for CHOP: Saturday, April 17, 1-4 PM: Free and open to the public with a suggested per person donation to CHOP, guests will enjoy games, live performances from Roots With Ruark and other musicians, balloon twisting from former CHOP patient Ben’s Balloon Animals, entertainment donated by Polly the Magician and carnival treats from Sweet Thangs Nut & Candy Truck.
#KOPLovesCHOP Facebook Fundraiser Contest: February 14-March 1; Contest Dinner March 10: King of Prussia District will kick off fundraising for CHOP with a Facebook fundraiser and contest. Individuals that make a donation of $25+ via King of Prussia District’s Facebook post will be entered into a contest to win a romantic dinner for two in a beautiful, heated igloo in the middle of the auction at King of Prussia Town Center. Chosen at random, the winner and a guest will enjoy a three-course Restaurant Week preview dinner, car service to and from the Town Center and an overnight stay at the Best Western Plus The Inn at King of Prussia.
More ways to give: CHOP and King of Prussia District have teamed up to launch an online giving page where individuals can donate directly to CHOP. Additionally, KOP District will continue to encourage area businesses to fundraise for CHOP and donate through the District’s Community Champions program, which launched in 2020.
KOP Restaurant Week will also feature two-course lunch menus priced at $10, $15 or $20 and three-course dinner menus at $20, $30 or $40 from over 21 of KOP’s restaurants. In addition, 8+ of KOP’s fast casual/quick service restaurants will offer deals and donation days throughout the 10-day period. These generous restaurants, along with the 13+ retailers participating in KOP Shops for CHOP, held concurrently, donate a portion of their proceeds to CHOP.
When planning the 2021 campaign, King of Prussia District opted to waive the restaurant marketing fee, which traditionally offsets about 50% of the advertising budget. The District also made the decision to remove Friday and Saturday from the two-week period to preserve the restaurants’ “bread and butter” nights.
“We appreciate how King of Prussia District has adapted KOP Restaurant Week this year in light of the pandemic,” said Mary Keenan, co-owner of Pepper’s by Amedeo’s. “Extending restaurant week for ten days but eliminating Friday and Saturday will allow us to wine and dine even more new customers, while not impacting our two busiest days of the week.”
KOP Restaurant Week and KOP Shops for CHOP are presented by SERVPRO of King of Prussia, and supported by Igloo Garden Sponsor AVE King of Prussia; Platinum Sponsor All Seasons Landscaping; Gold Sponsors 575 South, Anthology of King of Prussia, Best Western Plus The Inn at King of Prussia, Crave Montco and Monto Makers; Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Sponsor Fusion PPE; Igloo Reservation Partner OpenTable; and In-Kind Sponsors Conlin’s Print, King of Prussia Mall and LytStyx.
In 2020, KOP Restaurant Week and KOP Shops for CHOP was cut short due to COVID-19 outbreak, however the campaign still managed to raise an impressive $40,000 for CHOP. Since its launch in 2014, this campaign has raised a total of $153,500 for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
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