Lunch Connection History

History of Chop Chop

The idea of Chop Chop Restaurant Week was conceived by a few Uptown restaurant owners and chefs who recognized the quality and uniqueness of our many dining establishments.

Saint John got its first taste of Chop Chop in the Fall of 2009 and we’ve been chopping up delicious plates ever since!

The inspired idea of offering something unique at consistent price levels caught on quickly. Restaurants recognized this as an opportunity to promote the unique and diverse dining scene. Uptown Saint John is home to many independent restaurants, all located within a few blocks and all simmering with distinct delicious tastes.

Uptown Saint John has ultimately become a dining destination with a tightly-knit cluster of establishments who compliment each other nicely.

This annual event has rapidly grown in popularity and your Uptown Saint John Business Improvement Association thanks everyone involved in helping to #LiftUpLocalSJ.

Lunch Connection Donations

Chop Chop Restaurant Week, Winter 2022

Cheque for $4,431 presented to Lunch Connection.
The donation was accepted for the Lunch Connection program by Erin Rideout and Bonnie Hunt. Cheque was presented by Nancy Tissington, Executive Director of Uptown Saint John, on behalf of the Chop Chop Winter 2022 Restaurants.

Chop Chop Restaurant Week, Fall 2021

Cheque for $5,357 presented to Lunch Connection.
The donation was accepted for the Lunch Connection by Erin Rideout, Kate MacDonald, & Ben Gillcrist.

Chop Chop Restaurant Week, Fall 2020

Cheque for $1,397.00 presented to Lunch Connection.

Chop Chop Restaurant Week, Winter 2020

Cheque for $3,128 presented to Lunch Connection

Chop Chop Restaurant Week, Fall 2019

Cheque for $5,532 presented to Lunch Connection

Chop Chop Restaurant Week, Winter 2019

Cheque for $6,652 presented to Lunch Connection

Chop Chop Restaurant Week, Fall, 2018

Cheque for $6,267 presented to Lunch Connection

Chop Chop Restaurant Week, Winter, 2018

Cheque for $6,450 presented to Lunch Connection

Chop Chop Restaurant Week, Fall 2017

Cheque for $7,769 presented to Lunch Connection

Chop Chop Restaurant Week, Winter 2017

Cheque for $8,221 presented to Lunch Connection

Chop Chop Restaurant Week, Fall 2016

Cheque for $7,004 presented to Lunch Connection.

Chop Chop Restaurant Week, Winter 2016

Cheque for $5,917 presented to Lunch Connection

Chop Chop Restaurant Week, Fall 2015

Cheque for $6,407 presented to Lunch Connection

Chop Chop Restaurant Week, Winter 2015

Cheque for $3,774 presented to Lunch Connection

Chop Chop Restaurant Week, Fall 2014

Cheque for $4,493 presented to Lunch Connection

Chop Chop Restaurant Week, Winter 2014

Cheque for $4,787 presented to Lunch Connection

 Chop Chop Restaurant Week, Fall 2013

Cheque for $4,282 presented to Lunch Connection