About the Restaurant Business Development Grant Program

Business Development Support Valued at $15,000

Feed the Soul Foundation has established a fund to provide grants to marginalized entrepreneurs to assist with business development support. Business owners are required to submit an application to apply for stipends to fund business support services and training.

The foundation will review applications and financial statements to ensure your business is financially viable and operationally stable.

Restaurant Business Development Grant will provide:

  • 3-6 months of expert consultation and/or training services
  • Financial stipend to support improvements and growth outcomes from business development consultation
  • Training and support to impelement procedures and processes for your business

Business Development Support Programs

MENU CONSULTATION

Improper menu development can hurt a restaurant’s bottom-line. Menu consultation services will provide consultation with an expert to help your restaurant understand how to maximize your menu options, reduce food costs, and create competitive offerings to your audience.

BEVERAGE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Beverage programs provide substantial profit margin returns for culinary businesses. Support will include a consultation to develop a beverage program to entice consumers and create a proper beverage experience for your clientele.

NUTRITIONAL/DIETARY CONSULTATION

Communities of color struggle with pre-existing health issues that are directly related to their diet. Unfortunately, many restaurants don’t offer meals to help the health needs of the community. With the Nutritional/Dietary consultation, you will be able to expand your menu offerings to address the health and wellness needs of your community.

STANDARD OPERATION PROCEDURE DEVELOPMENT

Standard business operating procedures ensures your restaurant is operating to its maximum efficiency and capacity. This program will develop training programs, processes, and procedures for staff to provide ease for overall business management.

CUSTOMER SERVICE TRAINING

We will assist in training your restaurant staff on how to provide exceptional customer experiences. Staff will learn the process to properly engage customers during the dining experience.

FOOD STYLING/DESIGN

Food presentation to the digital audience is important. Restaurants fail to invest in quality design for marketing materials, videography, and food photography. This stipend will help provide support to create quality marketing collateral to expand your digital presence.

ADVERTISING/MARKETING TRAINING

Advertising/Marketing training will help your culinary business learn how to create proper visibility. Training will include learning digital advertising, radio promotions, public relations, and overall promotional strategies.

BUSINESS EXPANSION DEVELOPMENT

Business growth executed properly provides increase employment in the community. This support will help your business navigate the expansion process of adding new locations or creating a franchise model.

Apply for your Grant Today

Applications close Jan. 05, 2021