everyone in this world has in common: we all love great tasting food. I believe that if people have a place where they can find all the minority-owned restaurants in this country, more of us will start to support these small businesses. Ninety-three cents of every dollar spent by Black consumers produce no economic benefit for the Black community, as the dollar only circulates in the community for six hours.”
With the growing trend of minority-owned businesses between 2007 and 2012 in 48 states and the number of black-owned restaurants surging to 49% between 2007 and 2012, according to the National Restaurant Association and Small Business Trends respectively, it’s a no-brainer why websites like EatBlackOwned.com are so essential.
“I hope this website will get more people to support Black-owned businesses,“ Dillard said. “There’s a huge racial wealth gap in this country. We need to do everything we can to build ourselves up.”
If you are a black-owned restaurant or know of one that should be added to the EatBlackOwned.com database, it’s not too late! Simply complete an online form, which will ask for the name of the business, the location, contact information, any images or videos, and any social media handles. There’s also an option to choose between a basic FREE listing or a paid FEATURED listing!
Let’s do our best to support more black-owned businesses going forward!
Jasmine Danielle is the Associate Editor of BlackDoctor.org. She received her BFA in Dance Education & Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has since done work as a certified fitness & wellness educator, blogger, dancer, and designer.