About 200 restaurants across the state are participating in South Carolina Restaurant Week, although it might more correctly be called the South Carolina Restaurant 11 Days.
The event begins Thursday and runs through Jan. 22 with restaurants from the mountains to the coast offering specials for diners.
The promotion was created by the restaurant industry to boost business during what has traditionally been one of the slowest times of the year for eating establishments.
The event is promoted by the South Carolina Hospitality Association in partnership with local chapters and business partners.
Tourism is one of the biggest industries in South Carolina and means about $14 billion to the state's economy.