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Dig Into Training
Mentorship AND Access
to Grants

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Black Restaurant Accelerator Program

The PepsiCo Foundation teamed up with the National Urban League to create the Black Restaurant Accelerator, a program that will boost 500 Black-owned businesses in 12 cities across the U.S. over the next five years. With a $10MM grant, we’ll provide current and aspiring Black restaurateurs with training, mentorship and access to capital. Plus, National Urban League Entrepreneurship Centers will take an instant and long-term view on addressing existing barriers Black entrepreneurs face by pairing participants with advisors and PepsiCo employee volunteers.

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Black restaurant accelerator
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Houston, TX
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Washington DC

Pathways to
Franchise Ownership

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The Pathways to Black Franchise Ownership program is a curated personal development and leadership training initiative that equips potential business owners to operate high-performing restaurant businesses.

In alliance with the MFHA, the Pathways to Black Franchise Ownership program will be conducted with 4thMVMT and offer the following:

  • Facilitate funding
  • Vet, train, and mentor individuals from under-resourced communities
  • Create pathway to own & operate competitive restaurant franchise businesses

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