Equity Eats: Our Commitment to Under-represented Restaurant Operators
Creating pathways to financial sustainability for under-represented independent operators is a core tenet of our work at inKind. At the start of 2023, we established the Equity Eats Summit to accelerate our (Environmental, Social, and Governance) ESG efforts.
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Our ESG Commitment
We're proud of our work to provide restaurants with the lowest cost form of financing—but we believe we can do more. To further inKind's commitment to help restaurants succeed, we are launching an ESG effort to provide $250 million in funding to under-represented, and under-served restaurant operators by 2025.
This commitment will help ensure that minority-owned and underrepresented restaurant operators, who traditionally face significant hurdles to obtain the funding necessary to start or expand their businesses, have access to much needed capital that will help create a level playing field to compete and thrive in a competitive marketplace.
In addition to providing much needed funding, to enhance this initiative inKind is also establishing the Restaurant Owners Alliance to support minority owned businesses by providing resources like training, marketing support, and mentorship. These efforts are designed to create a support structure that increases the likelihood these restaurants experience sustained success.