Get ready to make some noise in support of refilling the coffers of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Established as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund provided funding to help restaurants (and other eligible businesses!) keep their doors open….until the U.S. Small Business Administration had to close the portal and stop distributing funds.
Without these crucial monies, many of the small eateries you know and love (the ones that were forced to close their dining rooms for a good chunk of 2020, the ones that pivoted to take-out and fed you through the pandemic, the ones that got all creative with to-go beverages for you to enjoy at home) will end up having to close.
You can show your support for the community, and insist that this fund be replenished at a virtual rally hosted by the Independent Restaurant Coalition this coming Monday, July 19th at 12:00pm ET/ 9:00am PT and tell Congress to pass the bill to restore the fund. Register online and your can get updates on the current status of the bill, hear the plan for moving forward and get the tools you need to help make this happen. PLus, you’ll get to rub virual elbows with host Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods as well as Ashley Christensen, Bessie King, Gregory Gourdet, Nya Marshall, Paul C. Reilly and Tyler Akin.
Cause a stir and sign up for the virtual rally here and fight for the local small businesses that you love!