BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Restaurants in the Capital City were approved for millions in federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) grants. Here’s which local establishments secured the largest awards.
Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux received $5.8 million in RRF grants, more than double that of any other Baton Rouge-based business, according to a newly released report from the Small Business Administration.
The next restaurant to receive more than a million in grant funding was Orion Restaurant Holdings, LLC, which operates a series of local IHOP franchises. Their RRF award totaled just under $2.3 million.
Furthermore, Red Stick Entertainment Concepts LLC, which includes Red Stick Social on Government St., received $2.1 million. Juban’s restaurant on Perkins Rd. received $1.7 million and River City Entertainment Inc. (The Chimes) was awarded nearly $1.2 million.
The only catering company to receive more than a million dollars from the RRF was Drakes Catering, with $1.05 million.
In all, Louisiana businesses received nearly $394 million, more than 20 other states in the country. A total of 1,396 businesses were awarded grants, out of some 4,303 applications, making the average award $282,000. Less than 33% of all applicants in the state were approved.
Rounding out the top ten:
- Central Buffet Inc, 14350 Wax Rd, $995,000
- Uncle Earl’s, 3753 Perkins Rd, $881,000
- Olive or Twist, 2122 Perkins Palm Ave, $734,000
- Quality Restaurants LLC (Gatti’s Pizza, Mr. Gatti’s Pizza, GattiTown), $681,000
See the full report here.