LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Black Restaurant Week hopes to bring visibility to minority business owners.
According to the United States Census Bureau, less than 20% of U.S. employer businesses are minority-owned.
Securing business loans and funding for Black owned businesses have been a challenge for decades.
According to the Independent Restaurant Coalition, 500,000 businesses within the U.S. are in jeopardy of closing due to overwhelming debt and a lack of funding.
Black Restaurant Week was founded in 2016 Warren Luckett, Falayn Ferrell and Derek Robinson.
Their mission was to "celebrate African American, African, and Caribbean influences in the culinary industry, educate consumers on the abundance of cultural cuisines. The organization supports restauranteurs, bartenders, chefs, caterers, and food trucks."
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