Gluttonous Thursday in 2012
The criterias of Gluttonous Thursday have not changed compared to previous years. All the restaurants can join the campaign, where are happy to give 50% off from the bill on 23 February - full time during their opening hours - for 'a la carte' menu and drink with cash or credit card payment options.
22 February 2012
The Gluttonous Thursday campaign started in 2006 and since then more than the number of connected restaurants doubled. In addition, every year since 2008, more than a thousand restaurants have been participating. The nationwide campaign's popularity is continously increasing and has reached the limits of quantification, which means that the number of participated restaurants seems to be perpetuated. It is important to emphasise, however, that hunderd thousands of guests are gluttonous every year due to the traditionally event of the occasion every year hundreds of thousands, so the campaign reaches its goal, which is to promote the local hospitality and cuisine.
It can be observed, however, more and more of higher category and class restaurants participated in Gluttonous Thursday campaign, which shows that not only the special offer will attract a large audience to restaurants on Gluttonous Thursday, but also expensive restaurants give opportunities to gourmets this day.
Officially deadline for restaurants to sign in this Gluttonous Thursday was over on Monday. The organizer, Hungarian Tourism Plc., reported in 2011 that more than 1300 restaurants and about 200 thousand guests participated on Gluttonous Thursday. According to official website 1,032 restaurants registered - although last weekend registered restaurants not processed yet . Since the Hungarian National Tourist Office will not reject new restaurants to join after deadline, so the data for 2012 will be finalised after 23 February only.
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