HIGH POINT, NC -Sandy Wrenn, the owner of Steak Street restaurant in High Point, North Carolina is the latest victim of kindness at the hands of Barstool Sports’ CEO Dave Portnoy. The restaurant has absolutely been crushed. According to the Barstool Fund, family owned for 20-plus years, Steak Street is an award-winning New Orleans-inspired steakhouse. The decor is beautiful with wooden accents, pleasant lighting, and exposed brick walls, and there is also a warm patio area for airy summer dining. Portnoy donated $30,000 to the restaurant. You can learn more about the Barstool Fund to help small businesses around the country here.
Wrenn said her restaurant was forced to closed and lost all of her spring and summer wedding and event bookings. They had to layoff nearly 30 employees and Wrenn said the restaurant is surviving on a week to week basis.
The Barstool Sports Fund is funded with the help of the 30 Day Fund. The nonprofit 30 Day Fund was launched by Virginia technology entrepreneur Pete Snyder and his wife, Burson. Working with other business leaders throughout the nation, the Fund’s goal is to help save as many jobs as possible. Jeff Bartos co-founded the Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund with a group of local business leaders and worked with Barstool Sports to help save Reading Terminal Market. Since the first launch in Virginia, the 30 Day Fund launched in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, and New Jersey. The funds disbursed do not need to be repaid, but if businesses who receive the Fund’s assistance do, at a later date, wish to “pay it forward,” they may do so by directing those dollars back to the Fund, which will disburse them to another business in need. To date, the 30 Day Fund has raised more than $8 million and is on the way to funding more than 2,200 small businesses.
You can learn more about the Barstool Fund on its website.