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GrubHub making it easier to support female businesses

Posted at 8:58 AM, Mar 01, 2018

A new website lets you find restaurants owned by women.

Whether it's at the register or over the phone, a restaurant owner's work never stops.

"It's not as easy as it looks on the outside. It has a lot more to it than just providing good food," said Silviya Atanasova, the owner of Espression Cafe.

Now there's a way to find and support restaurants run by women. There's a website called RestaurantHER supported by Grubhub. Type in your zip code and a whole list of places pops up. It might help you pick out a lunch spot.

"I want to support women you know what I mean so that would definitely help me, my community," said Patricia Britton, a restaurant customer.

Some think seeing a woman in charge might make a big difference in workplaces across the country.

"Men will recognize that women are in positions of power, even with food. It makes a difference," said Britton.

Atanasova has seen harassment and abuse at her old jobs. She wants to make sure that never happens at Espression Cafe.

"If I can prevent anything like that, I try to," said Atanasova.

It's that commitment to her business that keeps people coming back.