The pandemic hit real hard on everyone, especially small businesses, which heavily relied on their small clientele. With lockdowns, these businesses struggled to remain afloat. However, a fund like the Barstool fund was birthed. This fund by Marcus Lemonis ensures small businesses survive the pandemic by applying for the fund and people contributing to it through tax-deductible contributions and purchasing merchandise. Elsewhere, Fieri started a Restaurant Employee Relief Fund with most funds from his pleas like Moet Hennessy and raised over $21.5 million in seven weeks to assist restaurant workers.

If you are a small business owner in need of help due to the impacts of COVID, you can submit your application at: If you are able to help, you can make a tax deductible contribution to support small businesses featured below by clicking “Contribute to the Fund.” You can also support small businesses by purchasing one of the shirts below. 100% of the net proceeds will go towards supporting small businesses.

From Barstool Sports

The host of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives has also produced a documentary, Restaurant Hustle 2020, spotlighting the challenges the industry continues to face. It airs on the Food Network in December, which is also when the self-appointed mayor of Flavortown opens his delivery-only chain, Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Kitchen, in almost 200 locations, including Los Angeles and Minneapolis. Dishes include the Real Cheezy burger, which comes with Fieri’s signature donkey sauce.

From Bloomberg