A new service launches to support Black-owned restaurants
A new subscription service will make it easier for Americans to find and support Black-owned restaurants in their local communities. Ifi Akpandak, 29, a former Goldman Sachs principal trader, is the co-founder and CEO of Brava, CNN Business reports. Realizing his friends and colleagues were looking to support Black companies in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, he built a monthly subscription service that sells digital gift cards to local Black-owned restaurants. Brava currently includes 19 New York City restaurants, but Akpandak plans to add more locations in places such as San Francisco before taking it nationwide.