COOLinary Encore will run from Monday, October 19th - Sunday, November 22nd, 2020.
There is no fee to participate in the campaign.
The list of participating restaurants can be found on the COOLinary New Orleans website, www.COOLinaryNewOrleans.com.
Yes, you can participate in as few or as many weeks as you would like.
Restaurants must offer COOLinary Encore a minimum of 3 days per week (2 day minimum if only participating in brunch). This can be divided between multiple meal services.
Yes, you can still be a part of the program if you only want to participate in one meal service.
The program is open to restaurants that offer table or counter service.
Yes, you can only offer delivery and/or take-out. You do not have to offer dine in for COOLinary Encore.
Yes, you can charge a delivery fee for COOLinary Encore meals. It is the restaurant’s responsibility to work out the delivery arrangements and fees either with a third party or restaurant staff.
Yes, you can offer the same menu throughout the program.
There is no limit. Restaurants that offer two or more choices per course usually secure more COOLinary diners as the options satisfy the entire dining party.
Yes, however, the beverage must be an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beer, wine or cocktail to be substituted for a course.
No, the 3rd course can be a food item OR an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beer, wine or cocktail.
The 2-course prix fixe menu for lunch must be $22 or less and the 3-course prix-fixe menu for dinner and/or brunch must be $40 or less. Add-ons and optional upgrades for a fee are strongly encouraged and are a great way to maximize profits during the promotion. For example, consider offering an entrée topping or a specialty cocktail for an additional charge. There is an opportunity to offer a higher price point for your menu, as long as you participate in the regular COOLinary Encore offering. Please see Chef Special COOLinary encore menu question below.
Yes, if you do not want to participate in a single theme, then the menu will be featured in the regular section for the entire program. However, you will receive the best website placement by participating in the themed weeks.
If you wish to opt into the weekly theme, your menu will be emphasized on the COOLinary Encore website and promoted through our public relations tactics and social media channels. If you wish to opt in, we ask that the theme is incorporated into at least one of your lunch, dinner or brunch courses.
Restaurants that are not participating in the themes will be listed on the website under those restaurants who are participating in the themes.
As long as one menu fits the weekly theme requirement, all of the restaurant’s menus for that week will be emphasized on the COOLinary Encore website within the theme section.
The themed menus will be due the Monday prior to that theme; however, we encourage you to submit menus to firstname.lastname@example.org as early as possible.
Week 1: Deadline October 12
Week 2: Deadline October 19
Week 3: Deadline October 26
Week 4: Deadline November 2
Week 5: Deadline November 9
Yes, you can decide to opt in or out of the theme, but as much advance notice as possible is requested. If you opt in, we will feature your themed menu in the themed section. If you opt out, we will default to featuring your original menu.
Yes, please keep New Orleans & Company up to date on any changes made to your menu. Please contact Olivia Celata at email@example.com or Tiffany Isemann at firstname.lastname@example.org with your requested changes.