Three Bakersfield restaurants will receive $ 3,500 grants to help recover from the effects of COVID-19

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Three Bakersfield restaurants will receive $ 3,500 grants to help recover from the economic impact of COVID-19.

Today, the California Restaurant Foundation and the Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced that Ninja Sushi & Korean BBQ, Pappy’s Coffee Shop, and Remix Asian Kitchen are among 109 restaurants receiving grants from the CRF’s Care Resilience Fund.

The $ 3,500 cash grant is designed to help small restaurants with payroll and expenses, such as: B. when increasing working hours and hiring new employees. In addition to the grant, restaurants receive one year of small business support.

A portion of the grants go to individual restaurant employees who face unforeseen difficulties, according to PG&E.

“The money helps me pay my rent, my employees and my utilities. It helps keep the restaurant open, ”said Jae Kim, owner of Ninja Sushi & Korean BBQ. “At this moment everything helps to keep our doors open. We are grateful for the support. “

Qualified applicants were required to be California-based companies, with special emphasis on minority and women-owned companies. Restaurants must be open now as well, with sales dropping more than 20% from 2019 to 2020.

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