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This Chef Desired To Cook In A Black Establishment — Now, He’s Opening A Restaurant In A Washington D.C. Hotel Owned By America’s First Black-Woman Billionaire

Chef Kwame Onwuachi — known for the Shaw Bijou and Kith/Kin in Washington D.C., plus Tatiana in New York City — will open an Afro-Caribbean restaurant inside the Black-owned Salamander Washington D.C.

Michelle Burk

Jan 25, 2024

Keith Lee's On A Mission To Bring More Visibility To Local Black-Owned Restaurants Across The U.S.

Keith Lee is embarking on amplifying Black-owned restaurants beyond his social media. The popular TikTok food critic has partnered with Pepsi Dig In to help discover top-notch dining establishments across the U.S. for its Restaurant Royalty program, according to a press release shared with AfroTech. For its second year, the platform and Lee aim for consumers to nominate their favorite Black-owned restaurants.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jun 6, 2023

Restaurant Owner Claims The City Of Chicago Shut Him Down Because He's A Black Man

When Rashad Bailey started his Dinner and A Movie restaurant, he had high hopes for bringing good food and entertainment to the citizens of Chicago, IL. But soon after his business opened, the trouble started. This trouble ultimately led to the City of Chicago shutting down the restaurant, which Bailey believes is solely based on race.

Josh Rodgers

Aug 2, 2022

PepsiCo Foundation, National Urban League Commits $10M To Help Black-Owned Restaurants Thrive

The PepsiCo Foundation and the National Urban League are taking the mantra of “support Black-owned businesses” to the next level. The two organizations have partnered to create the Black Restaurant Accelerator Program (BRAP)  — a $10 million commitment to help Black-owned restaurants be profitable and thrive — BET reports.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jun 14, 2022

NFL Star Lamar Jackson Files Trademarks For New Soul Food Restaurant In His Hometown

Lamar Jackson could possibly be the next restaurant owner in the foreseeable future. On May 18, trademark attorney Josh Gerben disclosed that the Baltimore Ravens star filed two new trademarks.

Ngozi Nwanji

May 19, 2022

Drake Expresses Interest To Buy 'Iconic' Jamaican Patty Spot After The Announcement Of Its Closure

What started out as an interaction over Instagram may eventually turn into Drake adding a restaurant to his list of business ventures. Following the news of Randy’s Patties — a Jamaican restaurant in Toronto — shutting down on Feb. 26, the rapper showed great interest in coming in to save the day for his hometown’s food favorite. According to Complex Canada, eTalk anchor Tyrone Edwards announced the closing on his Instagram page, where locals dropped comments regarding their deep disappointment. Many online mentioned the news to Drake, in which he went on to chime in with his ambitious query for the iconic Jamaican establishment. “I’ll buy Randy’s right now,” the longtime supporter openly declared via Instagram. His response resulted in a wave of Randy’s Patties fans backing his statement, along with Edwards’ reply: “Soon link you, trying to get ahold of someone over there.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tyrone T-rex Edwards (@mr1loveto) Although Drake’s Instagram...

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 24, 2022