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Businesses supporting black owned restaurants in Lincoln

A few local places teamed up and are using social media to help support black owned restaurants here in Lincoln.
A few local places teamed up and are using social media to help support black owned restaurants here in Lincoln.(KOLNKGIN)
Published: Jun. 6, 2020 at 4:52 PM CDT
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Restaurants are navigating a global pandemic and civil unrest with protests, marches and riots. A few local places teamed up and are using social media to help support black owned restaurants in Lincoln.

It started as a social media post, but quickly went viral. The message was simple: "Support black-owned restaurants in LNK." The creator behind the post were a group of restaurants from a variety of backgrounds.

The original post includes 11 restaurants, but a second post includes nearly 20.

A couple of them were JuJu's Vegan Cajun & Creole Cuisine located south of Downtown Lincoln and Sarah's Southern Comfort Food at the Indian Center. Both businesses have different recipes and specialties, but they both want to make a positive impact on the community.

"Being a vegan, black business owner I will say has its difficulties obviously," said Derick Gaspard Jr., JuJu's Vegan Owner. "What I'm trying to do is break down the stereotypes."

"I'm so grateful for those who are showing up right now because I'm a black owned business," said Sarah Wells-Britt of Sarah's Southern Comfort Food. "But don't make it just because I'm a black owned business... find out who you are supporting.... who is that business."

If you're looking to grab some food, the best way is connecting with the businesses through their Facebook pages because of COVID regulations.

Black-owned Businesses:

LNK Restaurants/bars

A Taste Of Louisiana (Food Truck, order via phone, 337-252-3163)

Capitol Cigar Lounge

Flydogz

Grandpa’s Ribs (Food Truck, call for more details, 402-601-4771)

Grannyweavs Soul Food & Catering

Juju's Vegan Cajun&Creole Cuisine (https://www.facebook.com/jujusVEGAN/)

M&J’s Southern Style Food

Mary Ellen’s

Prepped by Lauren (Food Prep, https://prepped-by-lauren.square.site/)

Sarah’s Southern Comfort Foods (https://www.facebook.com/SarahsSouthernComfortFoodsLLC/)

Screamers Dining & Cabaret

Stur 22 Lounge Caribbean & African Kitchen

Tiru Ethiopian

Unbewingable

Woosie's Wings & What Not (Food Truck, https://www.facebook.com/woosiesfood/)

Other LNK Businesses

72 select barbershop

Ari’s Arrangements

Art Bus LNK

Aspen Trip Mua

Berks Barber Shop & Tattoo Studio

Corn Coast Cuts

D-Wayne (Emceeing/Events)

Daleelah's Dynasty Virgin Hair (Insta: @daleelahsdynasty)

Dasanni Speaks Wire Jewelry (dasannispeakswirejewelry.com)

Decorate 2 Celebrate

Dr. Antoni Schutz - Parallels Counseling

Evolve Gear 2020

Fit4Lincoln

Gamers

Gigi’s braids

Hair and Makeup by Alisha

J Olivia Photography

Kerry’s exterior cleaning

Kualdom Creations

Ky Fro-tography

LadiiEgypt’s Brow Paradise

Letura Idigima Photography

LNK cleaning

Lois Beauty lashes & brows

Miles OfSmiles

New beginnings child development center

Next level barbershop

O ST Barbershop

Oasis Barber Shop

Off The Top Barbershop

Quality Is Kie (insta: @onlykgriggs)

Redwine Photography

Roots Collective

S&Jdesigns

Simple Lawn & Tree Service

The Osiri Experience (beauty salon)

The Wholly Way (www.thewhollyway.com)

Total Image

Twisted Up and Cuts

Vicente Clothiers (Eddie Brown)

Voface Magazine

Yellow Pear Collective

Zen Salon and Physical Wellness

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