Brew Haha Inc. topped the list of Delaware establishments receiving Restaurant Revitalization Fund grants as part of the American Rescue Act.
The multi-store coffee shop and roastery received nearly $3 million from the program. Restaurants, caterers, and foodservice companies were eligible to receive funds that become grants if used to cover eligible expenses.
Waterfall Catering, Claymont was approved for nearly $2.1 million. Catering companies were affected more than restaurants from Covid-19 due to restrictions on larger gatherings.
Buffet restaurants often ranked in the top 50 since the dining option was barred under Covid-19 restrictions.
A total of 286 restaurants in Delaware received nearly $68 million in potential grants.
The information below is based on data released by the Small Business Administration following a Freedom of Information Act request.
The approvals amounted to fewer than 40 percent of the 763 restaurants in Delaware that sought a total of $186.6 million under the program.
The Restaurant Revitalization Fund quickly ran through its $28 billion allocations.
The restaurant industry lobbied hard for the program since many foodservice operations did not qualify for the Payroll Protection Program, which reimbursed establishments for retaining staff during the pandemic.
Delaware restaurants were among the hardest hit, at least in the early stages of Covid-19 restrictions. The state early offered HELP loans that went to dining establishments but were later extended to salons and other businesses facing restrictions.
Below is a listing of the 50 top recipients from a Small Business Administration database and a release of loan volume by state. The details link requires use of the search feature with name of business-LLC.
Click here for the SBA’s searchable database-spreadsheet.
|1. Brew Haha! Inc.||Wilmington||$2,984,227.00||Details|
|2. Waterfall Catering Corp.||Claymont||$2,088,710.00||Details|
|3. Tortella Enterprises Inc. (Paradise Grill, Millsboro (Pot Nets)||Millsboro||$1,727,606.82||Details|
|4. Ale House Hospitality LLC (Washington Street Ale House)||Wilmington||$1,524,460.00||Details|
|5. 216 9th Retail LLC||Wilmington||$1,314,718.98||Details|
|6. Big Fish Wilmington LLC||Wilmington||$1,166,210.00||Details|
|7. RBFEC LLC (Lefty’s Alley & Eats)||Lewes||$1,138,214.00||Details|
|8. Nobeach Inc. (Northbeach)||Dewey Beach||$1,123,869.00||Details|
|9. Seztex Inc. (Harry’s Savoy Grill)||Wilmington||$1,095,625.00||Details|
|10. Prouse Enterprises LLC. (Domino’s franchise)||Milford||$1,057,555.85||Details|
|11. Hackensack Wings LLC (Hoot’s ‘Hooter’s’ Wings)||Newark||$1,021,531.00||Details|
|12. Hibachi Grill International Buffet||Glasgow||$992,177.00||Details|
|13. Cottage Industry LLC (La Fia)||Wilmington||$966,903.00||Details|
|14. Summerhouse Ventures LLC||Rehoboth Beach||$956,381.00||Details|
|15. Harpoon Hanna’s Inc||Fenwick Island||$897,004.00||Details|
|16. Progressive Growth LLC (Docklands Riverfront)||Wilmington||$841,236.55||Details|
|17. Kelly’s Logan House||Wilmington||$819,994.00||Details|
|18. Grand Ventures Inc. (Irish Eyes)||Milton||$791,987.60||Details|
|19. FTK Investments LLC (Capers and Lemons)||Wilmington||$775,782.93||Details|
|20. Food for Thought Inc. (catering)||Wilmington||$747,571.00||Details|
|21. Martuscelli Restaurant Group Inc. Klondike Kate’s||Newark||$725,907.00||Details|
|22. Brick Works II LLC||Millsboro||$719,600.64||Details|
|23. Three Patrones LLC (Kid Shelleen’s)||Wilmington||$694,197.00||Details|
|24. 610 Market St. LLC (Bardea)||Wilmington||$689,776.00||Details|
|25. 1412 Associates Inc.||Wilmington||$682,949.00||Details|
|26. Min & Cheng Inc. (Teppanyaki Grill & Supreme Buffet)||Bear||$676,411.00||Details|
|27. Saudades Group LLC (Newark steakhouse)||Middletown||$651,045.00||Details|
|28. The Farmhouse of Delaware LLC (catering)||Wilmington||$643,507.00||Details|
|29. Austins Group Inc (Purple Parrot)||Rehoboth Beach||$624,936.87||Details|
|30. Urbancafe llc (catering, restaurant)||Wilmington||$575,142.00||Details|
|31. Kungfu Hotpot LLC||Newark||$563,246.72||Details|
|32. SIG Stanley’s Tavern LLC||Wilmington||$551,523.28||Details|
|33. Arena’s Milford LLC||Milford||$508,103.00||Details|
|34. First Step Corporation (Fork+Flask)||Rehoboth Beach||$490,277.38||Details|
|35. Sushi Xtreme LLC||Wilmington||$475,134.00||Details|
|36. CFC Steele Group LLC (Timothy’s of Newark)||Newark||$456,266.00||Details|
|37. Hoppy LLC (Brickworks)||Smyrna||$438,737.00||Details|
|38. Hebros Kitchen LLC (Caterer, food truck)||Wilmington||$435,673.61||Details|
|39. Forty Acres Hospitality LLC (Stitch House Brewery)||Wilmington||$434,350.19||Details|
|41. McGlynns Dover LLC||Newark||$416,296.00||Details|
|42. Smyrna Diner Inc.||Smyrna||$413,762.21||Details|
|43. Columbus Inn Management Inc.||Wilmington||$405,968.00||Details|
|44. Jaymit Inc (Dos Locos)||Rehoboth Beach||$403,110.05||Details|
|45 Lady Liberty Restaurant Group (Cosi franchise)||Wilmington||$400,422.00||Details|
|46. RB Azafran Inc||Rehoboth Beach||$395,368.50||Details|
|47. Kenny C Inc (Fraizer’s)||Dover||$384,151.00||Details|
|48. El Camino Property Management LLC (La Haciienda)||Milford||$380,543.48||Details|
|49. Golden Fleece Tavern LLC||Dover||$380,505.02||Details|
|50. The MLINC Corporation (Whereabouts Cafe)||Newark||$369,273.00||Details|