Is There Any Hope For the Restaurant Revitalization Fund?

This article was written by Jonathan Maze with Restaurant Business.

What happens with the Restaurant Revitalization Fund now?

This week’s episode of the Restaurant Business podcast “A Deeper Dive” features Sean Kennedy, executive vice president of public affairs for the National Restaurant Association, to talk about the status of that fund and some other issues.

Congress allocated $28.6 billion in funds for grants to restaurants. They were quickly snapped up, but more than 3,000 operators whose grants were approved were later told that their funds were rescinded due to court rulings in lawsuits filed by those who claimed that the process was discriminatory—the funds were first targeted at women and people of color. The fund has since been closed, with little indication that those 3,000 will get their funds…

View the original article and listen to the podcast here.


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