'Dig In Day' initiative looks to help Black-owned restaurants

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Restaurants are the cornerstone of many communities.

They've been hit really hard in the last year and a half.

But especially minority-owned restaurants. Chef J.J. Johnson joined ABC7 Tuesday morning to talk about a new commitment called "Dig In Day.

A study shows that 41% of Black-owned businesses closed during the pandemic.

Dig In Day is an initiative that encourages people to dine-in or order from a Black-owned restaurant.

They can visit www.diginpassport.com and enter their zip code to find nearby Black-owned restaurants. After they order, they are asked to upload a copy of their receipt so their meal can be counted.
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