How to apply for the Restaurant Strong Program

On Tuesday, May 25th, Grubhub and the Greg Hill Foundation’s Restaurant Strong Fund announced the latest phase in supporting restaurants: The Restaurant Stronger Program, a new initiative to provide $5,000 grants to eligible independent restaurants. 

The Restaurant Stronger Grant program will be supported by a $2 million donation from the Grubhub Community Relief Fund (GCRF), a donor-advised fund created by Grubhub to support charitable organizations helping restaurants, drivers and those in need impacted by COVID-19.

This grant program follows our Restaurant Strong Winterization Fund, which enabled independent restaurants to have additional funds to cover extra staff hiring and training, PPE and other equipment purchases, inventory/stock purchases, and other needs for COVID-19 regulation compliance.

“This grant has been extremely helpful in allowing us to finish the buildout of our outdoor dining pods and also furnish them appropriately for wintertime. We are extremely grateful for the Restaurant Strong Winterization grant and feel extremely fortunate to have received it. As indoor dining is currently not an option, these outdoor dining pods are our only way of allowing guests to enjoy our brewery for on-premise consumption, and that is huge. It allows us to keep folks employed and keep things going forward.”
Maplewood Brewery logo
Maplewood Brewing Company
Chicago IL.

With the restaurant industry starting to get back to normal, this is a crucial next step for qualifying restaurants in restoring their businesses and coming back stronger than before. Learn how to apply for this grant below. 

How to apply for the Restaurant Stronger Grant Program

The Restaurant Stronger Grant Program will be accepting grant applications from interested parties from May 25 to June 5. Restaurants can qualify for this grant if they have five or fewer locations and are located in the following areas:

  • Atlanta
  • San Francisco Bay Area (San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley)
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles Area (Los Angeles, Anaheim, Long Beach)
  • New York City
  • Philadelphia
  • Portland
  • Sacramento
  • San Diego
  • Seattle
  • Washington, D.C.

Grants will be fully distributed to qualifying and approved restaurants by June 11. Interested restaurants can apply for the Restaurant Stronger Grant Program by clicking here.

Grubhub for Restaurants is here to help you reopen

As the country is starting to open up again, Grubhub for Restaurants is focused on supporting our restaurant partners as they reopen and adapt to a post-covid-19 world.  “As we start to see the country open up after more than a year of uncertainty, we’re focused on supporting our restaurant partners as they are welcomed back into their communities in full,” said Kevin Kearns, senior vice president of restaurants at Grubhub. “However, we know that reopening comes with its own expenses, so it’s important for us to come together with the Restaurant Strong Fund again to help lift up the industry in this next, and hopefully final, phase of returning to our new normal post-pandemic.”

At Grubhub for Restaurants, we’ve made it our mission to help restaurants adapt to the new normal of a post-COVID-19 world, whether through the Restaurant Stronger Grant Program, COVID-19 resources, or the latest details on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

If you are not already a Grubhub for Restaurants partner and are interested in joining, please sign up here.