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Grubhub Offers $1.2 Million to AAPI-Owned Eateries

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Grubhub, in partnership with The National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship, recently launched its fourth annual AAPISTRONG Restaurant Fund to support independent Asian American and Pacific Islander-owned restaurants.

This funding, made possible by Grubhub’s philanthropic arm, presents an opportunity for AAPI-owned restaurants facing economic setbacks. By upgrading technology, increasing outreach, expanding offerings, and providing support to employees, businesses will be able to reach their next level of growth and continue to give back to their communities, said Grubhub.

“Since the launch of AAPISTRONG Restaurant Fund three years ago, National ACE has distributed over $5 million to 351 AAPI restaurant owners nationwide,” said Chiling Tong, president and CEO of National ACE, in a statement. “Thanks to the Grubhub Community Fund, our restaurant owners were able to hire new staff, repair and expand their dining space, replace old kitchen equipment, retain a marketing company, purchase a building for their business, and more.”

Eligible restaurants across the country can apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, with three restaurant owners receiving a grand prize of $25,000 live at the National ACE’s #AAPISTRONG Annual Conference in Santa Clara, California on September 4.

“In our fourth year of partnering with the National ACE, Grubhub is proud to continue our investment in helping AAPI-owned restaurants sustain and expand their businesses through the AAPISTRONG Restaurant Fund,” said Dave Tovar, SVP of communications and government relations at Grubhub, in a statement. “We know better than anyone the important role restaurants play within their communities, and Grubhub is committed to helping diverse independent restaurants extend their positive impact where they serve.”

The AAPISTRONG Restaurant Fund will accept grant applications from AAPI-owned restaurants throughout the U.S. until May 31 or when there are 5,000 applications.