Sunnyside Restaurant Week took place this year during the week of October 20, 2014. The 33 participating restaurants drew guests from all over Queens as well as from the rest of the city. Sunnyside Shines conducted two surveys to gauge the success of the event.
The first survey conducted was a customer survey at select restaurants, which indicated that almost two thirds of customers were dining for the first time in their restaurant of choice during Sunnyside Restaurant Week. Sunnyside Restaurant Week had a strong local appeal, with an overwhelming majority of customers coming from Sunnyside and Woodside. Approximately one quarter of customers came from outside the neighborhood.
A second survey was distributed to business owners. This survey showed that almost all participating restaurants saw an increase in both foot traffic and sales volume as a result of Sunnyside Restaurant Week. The full analysis of these surveys can be found in the report we compiled, which is available for download below.