2024 Restaurant Strong Grant RECIPIENTS!


BOSTON, MA –The Greg Hill Foundation’s Restaurant Strong Fund and Grubhub are pleased to announce over $1 million in grants have been distributed to 140 small business restaurants across the nation. Made possible by the Grubhub Community Fund, the latest cycle of the Restaurant Strong Grant aims to bolster new restaurants and long-standing establishments alike.

In their fourth year of partnership, the Restaurant Strong Fund and Grubhub continue to recognize the challenges faced by small businesses and remain dedicated to supporting their journey toward success. The latest grant cycle has taken a special interest in supporting new restaurants, those in operation for three years or less, giving more than $350,000 to aid in their introduction to the restaurant industry.

Independent restaurants play an essential role in the local communities nationally, offering not just meals but unique culinary experiences, fostering connections, and contributing to the economic vibrancy of our cities and towns. To date, the Restaurant Strong Fund and Grubhub have distributed over $17M in grants to restaurants across the nation.

The 140 selected grant recipients from this cycle will receive much-needed resources for their small business. Funds will assist a spectrum of needs including, technology upgrades, equipment enhancements, marketing and public relations services, staff training programs, incentivized wages, maintenance and updating to current infrastructure, and construction or expansion of outdoor seating areas.


New Restaurant Grant Recipients

Awaze Ethio Fusion & Vegan, Artesia, CA
Casablanca Mediterranean Grill, Philadelphia, PA
Dong-ne: Korean Cuisine, Chicago, IL
Gotti’s, Houston, TX
Ojai Burger, Orange, CA
Plazita Mexico Tacos, Wakefield, MA
Tatit’s Mediterranean Saveur, West Fargo, ND
The Gumbo Gourmet, Atlanta, GA

4th Street Standard, Steubenville, OH
An An, Portland, OR
Café on Eighth, Augusta, GA
Chimba, Miami, FL
Dim Sum King, Sunnyvale, CA
Il Milanese, Chicago, Il
Lily’s Soups and Scoops, Cranston, RI
Luckey’s BBQ Place, Marietta, GA
Michaux Brewing Company, Waynesboro, PA
Orchid House Café, Trenton, NJ
Pepper Pot Philly, Philadelphia, PA
Pleroma Cuisine, Laurel, MD
Tea Dojo, Vacaville, CA

Aji Omakase, Chicago, Il
Bab Al-Yemen Restaurant, Boston, MA
Bangkok Thai & Japanese Restaurant, Liverpool, NY
Bar Vianzo, Brooklyn, NY
Cozy Café Bakery & Bistro, Ellicott City, MD
Don & Gigi’s, Attleboro, MA
Fruitrition Smoothie and Fruit Bar, Ridgeland, MS
Gigi’s House of Pizza, West Bridgewater, MA
Goodtimes Brewery, Chicago, IL
Hardheads, Crystal Beach, TX
Hummingbird Nutritious Eats, Haverhill, MA
Kayode Restaurant Mirage, Brooklyn, NY
Meagwich, Milwaukee, WI
Ocean Prime, Maspeth, NY
Patty Palace, Oakland Park, FL
Pho King and Noodle Bar, Houston, TX
Pizza x, Astoria, NY
Playground ATX, Austin, TX
Sabor-NM Kitchen, Albuquerque, NM
Soriano’s Pizzeria, San Diego, CA
The Cheese Shop, Carrboro, NC
Zait & Za’atar, Saint Paul, MN

Established Restaurant Grant Recipients

Blue Hawaii Lifestyle, Honolulu, HI
Fix & Repeat, Bend, OR
Genova Pizza, Audubon, NJ
Lakeview Café, Royersford, PA
Sunbliss Café, Corona, CA
The Other Side, Crystal Lake, IL
Stephens Heads or Tails, Marksville, LA
Tipicos Ay Caramba Restaurant, Houston, TX
Treats by TYGR, Pearland, TX
Yung’s Kitchen, Holly, MI

Autumn Court Chinese Restaurant, Phoenix, AZ
Bites Restaurant, Forest Grove, OR
Brentwood Social House, Austin, TX
Casa Real Mexican Grill, Loveland, CO
Clifton’s Jamrock, Fairburn, GA
Comeketo Brazilian Steakhouse, Leominster, MA
Fresh-Twist, Steubenville, OH
Hue Asian Kitchen, Milwaukee, WI
LAN Hand-Pulled Noodles, Seattle, WA
Lemon Café, Deerfield Beach, FL
Lionhead, Seattle, WA
Maya Indian Bar & Grill, Wakefield, MA
McCall’s Chicken and Ribs, Sharon, PA
Neutral Ground, Chattanooga, TN
Pierogi Mountain, Columbus, OH
Quick Sub Mini Mart, Trenton, NJ
Romanian Garden, Sunnyside, NY
Seoul Sausage, Los Angeles, CA
Sobik’s Café at Maxwell Garden, Orlando, FL
Taqueria Los Portales, Chicago, IL
The Bayou, West Hollywood, CA
The Original Las Brisas Mexican Food, San Pedro, CA
The Slice Pizzeria, San Antonia, TX
The Stones Common House, Stoneham, MA
Time Café and Market, Alexandria, VA
V’s Italiano Ristorante, Independence, MO
Venture Sandwich Company, Ventura, CA

702 Churros and More, Las Vegas, NV
Alex’s Fresh Kitchen, Casselberry, FL
Allegra California Café, Culver City, CA
Autentica Taqueria, Miami, FL
BHop Food, Watertown, MA
Cancun Mexican Restaurant, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Capezzuto’s Pizza, Pittsburgh, PA
Carroll’s Pizza, Raleigh, NC
Chamoun’s Way, Cliffside Park, NJ
Crazy 4 Falafel, Edison, NJ
Crazy Rock’N Sushi, Irvine, CA
El Viejito Mexican Restaurant, Wichita, KS
Pho World, Renton, WA
Encontro North Park, San Diego, CA
Essen Kitchen, Cincinnati, OH
Famous Uncle Al’s Dog House, Virginia Beach, VA
Fiskies Café, Dorchester, MA
foraged. a hyper seasonal eatery, Baltimore, MD
Fortune House, Annapolis, MD
Four Café, Los Angeles, CA
Good to Go, Evanston, IL
Grafton Grill, North Grafton, MA
Green Diamond Grille & Pub, Barberton, OH
Hillside Farmacy, Austin, TX
House of Falafel, Cupertino, CA
Inna’s Kitchen, Newton, MA
Jerk. Jamaican Barbecue, Chicago, IL
Kamara African Restaurant, Rochester, NY
L’Oca d’Oro, Austin, TX
Lalo Chino Latino, Cincinnati, OH
Las Brasas Charcoal Chicken, Houston, TX
Le No 2 Seafood, Houston, TX
Masu Sushi, Portland, OR
Mosun’s Kitchen, Gaithersburg, MD
Mr Bartley’s Burger Company, Cambridge, MA
New India Restaurant, Columbus, OH
North Street Grille, Boston, MA
Peachtree Grill, Nashville, TN
Pepperoni’s Café, New Orleans, LA
Pikey’s Pizza, Whittier, CA
Romano Pizza, Weehawken, NJ
Rome’s Pizza, San Antonio, TX
Seoul Eats, Fullerton, CA
STIX, San Francisco, CA
Sushi Kappo, Boston, MA
T&P Munchies, New Orleans, LA
Taqueria Amigo Chino, Chicago, IL
Taste of India, Freemont, CA
Tavolo Ristorante, Dorchester, MA
The Corner Beet, Denver, CO
The Draft Room at Berwick, Savannah, GA
The Fusion Café and Bar, Winooski, VT
The Landing Restaurant, Marblehead, MA
The Taste of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Tiki Tavern, Safety Harbor, FL
Toffee Traditions, Highwood, IL
Zhivago Restaurant, Skokie, IL