Discover offers awards for Black-owned restaurants

  • Riverwoods-based Discover will be giving $5 million to Black-owned restaurants as a part to help the industry recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Riverwoods-based Discover will be giving $5 million to Black-owned restaurants as a part to help the industry recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Joe Lewnard/file photo 2019

 
Updated 7/6/2020 11:34 AM

RIVERWOODS -- In an effort to support the restaurant industry as it rebounds from the impact of COVID-19, Discover will be giving $5 million to Black-owned restaurants.

From now through Oct. 31, consumers can go to Discover's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to nominate their favorite Black-owned restaurant, and 200 nominees will be randomly selected to receive $25,000.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Weekly drawings will start July 13 and will consist of 17 weekly entry periods, with the final drawing date taking place in November 2020.

"COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on businesses across the United States, and we want to help effect positive change by offering financial support to Black-owned restaurants, a segment of the economy that has been disproportionately impacted during this pandemic," said Julie Loeger, Discover executive vice president and president of U.S. Cards. "By sharing the names of these establishments on social media, it not only helps promote these businesses, but it also nominates them for a chance to receive $25,000."

For more information, visit www.EatItForwardTerms.com.

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