These Restaurants Plan To Donate 5% To The NAACP On June 27

Food Industry Action is a new fundraiser bringing together people in the restaurant world.

A nationwide fundraiser called Food Industry Action is giving people in the restaurant world an opportunity to support the fight for racial justice.

On Saturday, June 27, participating food establishments say they will donate 5% of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The current list of participants includes more than 180 eateries in 26 states and Washington, D.C., including Lilia, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Bartaco and Fox in the Snow Cafe.

“We stand with our Black community members ― the farmers, chefs, food chain and restaurant workers ― who have felt the pain of this fight every day of their lives,” the Food Industry Action website says.

Food Industry Action

“The hospitality world is reeling from the impact of the pandemic,” said Jeni Britton Bauer, founder of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and one of the organizers of the initiative. “Like us, many restaurants have been struggling, working tirelessly to bring their teams back. But every person I’ve spoken to in the industry wants to help in the fight against racial injustice ― to do something now, and commit to continued changes throughout our system over time.”

“Food Industry Action is a way for us to donate what we can right now, which we hope, in aggregate, will become a meaningful donation to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund,” she added. “But it will take a groundswell. We hope restaurants across the country, big and small, will join up as a united food community and commit to supporting the work of the NAACP, and to ongoing change within our industry and beyond.”

Scroll down for the current list of participating establishments, and visit the Food Industry Action website for more information.


Domestique Coffee, Birmingham


Loblolly Creamery, Little Rock


Betto’s Bistro, Morgan Hill

Burgerlords, Los Angeles

Equator Coffees, Bay Area

HomeState, Los Angeles

Jeni’s Ice Creams, Los Angeles

Parkhouse Eatery, San Diego

Picnic Sandwich, Echo Park

Prime Pizza, Burbank

Tomato Pie, Silver Lake and South Pasadena


Bartaco, Boulder


Barcelona Wine Bar, Fairfield, New Haven, Norwalk, Stamford and West Hartford

Bartaco, Stamford, West Hartford and Westport

Tabouli Grill, Stamford


Bandit Coffee, St. Petersburg

Bartaco, Adventura, Orlando and Tampa

Katie’s Fine Cookies, St. Petersburg


Barcelona Wine Bar, Atlanta (all locations)

Bartaco, Atlanta (3 locations)


Bang Bang Pie, Chicago

Pasta Palazzo, Chicago

Protein Bar & Kitchen, Chicago (all locations)

Spoken Cafe, Chicago


Mad Mushroom, West Lafayette


610 Magnolia, Louisville


The Daily Beet, New Orleans (all locations)


A&C Grocery, Portland

Bresca & the Honeybee, New Gloucester

Flood’s, Portland

Gelato Fiasco, Brunswick and Portland (all locations)

Hilltop Coffee, Portland

Izakaya Minato, Portland

LB Kitchen, Portland

Maiz, Portland

Palace Diner, Biddeford

Rabelais, Biddeford

River House Maine, Damariscotta

Rose Foods, Portland

Tandem Coffee, Portland (all locations)


Mandala Pies, Vienna


Barcelona Wine Bar, Boston and Brookline

Bartaco, Boston

Life Alive, Boston

Tatte, Boston (14 locations)



New Hampshire

New York

Avocaderia, New York City

Bartaco, Port Chester

Dorado Tacos, New York City

Lilia, Brooklyn

Newtown, Brooklyn

North Carolina

Barcelona Wine Bar, Charlotte and Raleigh

Bartaco, Chapel Hill and Raleigh


Ambrose and Eve, Columbus

The Backstretch, Delaware

Brassica, Columbus and Cleveland (4 locations)

A Common Table, Columbus

Fox in the Snow, Columbus (3 locations)

Ghostlight Coffee, Dayton (all locations)

Hen Quarter, Dublin

Hot Chicken Takeover, Columbus and Cleveland (4 locations)

Jeni’s Ice Creams, Columbus and Cleveland (all locations)

The Joint, Columbus

Katalina’s, Columbus

Kittie’s Cakes, Columbus and Bexley

The Lox, Columbus

Marcella’s, Columbus

Mission Coffee, Columbus

Northstar Cafe, Columbus and Cincinnati (5 locations)

The Pearl, Columbus

Pistacia Vera, Columbus

The Roosevelt, Columbus

Sarahs Bread, Marion

Simply Rolled Ice Cream, Columbus (all locations)

Stauf’s Coffee, Columbus (all locations)

Sweet Carrot, Columbus

Zest Juice Co, Columbus


Barcelona Wine Bar, Philadelphia

El Toro Barbacoa, Millersville

The Fridge, Lancaster

Horse Inn, Lancaster

Issei Noodle, Lancaster and Carlisle (all locations)

Luca, Lancaster

Ma(i)son, Lancaster

Max’s Eatery, Lancaster

Nacho Cabra, Lancaster

Per Diem, Lititz

Quips Pub, Lancaster

Shot and Bottle, Lancaster

Slate Cafe, Lititz

Souvlaki Boys, Lancaster (all locations)

Tellus360, Lancaster

Walk-O Taco, Lancaster

South Carolina

Methodical Coffee, Greenville

Monkey Wrench Smokehouse, Travelers Rest

Sidewall Pizza, Travelers Rest, Greenville and Clemson


Barista Parlor, Nashville (4 locations)

Bartaco, Nashville

Joyland, Nashville


Jeni’s Ice Creams, Austin and Houston

Macarooz, Cypress


Scout & Co., Burlington


Bartaco, Fairfax and Reston

The Shack, Staunton

Washington, D.C.

Barcelona Wine Bar (2 locations)

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