Victor George Vodka Owner Awarded 2.4 Million Dollars to Build Fort Lauderdale’s First Black Owned Distillery

Victor G Harvey, CEO

Black-owned Victor George Spirits announced the Fort Lauderdale Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) board voted unanimously to provide $2,450,000 to help fund construction cost of a 15,000 square foot facility that will house a distillery, restaurant, cigar bar, whiskey lounge, co working space and a rooftop bar and lounge located on historic Sistrunk Boulevard.

“This will be a signature project on the Sistrunk Corridor!” said Fort Lauderdale Commissioner, Robert McKinzie.

Victor G Harvey, owner of nationally distributed Victor George Vodka “VG”, through his development company, Northeast 6th Development will use the forgivable loan alongside his own investment and financing provided by a local bank to help transform a once vibrant area back to a destination where neighborhood residents, out of town visitors and other locals can dine, drink, and tour the distillery, tasting new and unique craft spirits. This new building will be named The Victory Building after the historic Victory Theatre once located on Sistrunk. This was the mecca of entertainment for Black people in Fort Lauderdale and the only theatre they could attend up until the end of segregation in 1964.

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KFC Calls On Competitors To Halt The Chicken Sandwich Wars For One Day Only To Fight A Bigger Enemy: Hunger

On Giving Tuesday, KFC is challenging all chicken sandwich makers to come together to fight hunger.

KFC is donating $1 from each KFC Chicken Sandwich sold on Giving Tuesday to fight hunger

KFC is calling on all worthy chicken sandwich purveyors to put their differences aside in the name of fighting hunger. On Giving Tuesday (November 30), KFC will donate $1 for each KFC Chicken Sandwich sold* (including KFC Chicken Sandwich meals) to Blessings in a Backpack to provide weekend meals to children who might otherwise go hungry. The organization was selected as the donation recipient by KFC restaurant team members.

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WOWorks Seeks Candidates Following Partnership with Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Association to Increase Black Restaurant Ownership

Parent Company of Good-For-You Restaurant Franchises Wants to Help Develop Dozens of Black Franchisees by 2023

WOWorks, the parent company of good-for-you restaurant brands Saladworks, Frutta Bowls, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and The Simple Greek, announced their partnership with Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Association (MFHA) this month and is now actively seeking franchise candidates to partake in the program. MFHA is the premier diversity, equity and inclusion organization in the hospitality industry, and was founded to help increase the number of Black restaurant owners across America. WOWorks will work with the MFHA on its Pathways Initiative to build an effective, sustainable and profitable business model to create Black personal and community wealth through franchising of Saladworks, Frutta Bowls and Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh.

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Miyoko’s Creamery Launches The World’s First Vegan Butter Cooking Channel

The Vegan Butter Channel

The Vegan Butter Channel Is the Only Destination Dedicated to Sharing Tips, Recipes, and Techniques For Cooking With Vegan Butter From Notable Chefs and Experts

Heading into the holiday cooking season, Miyoko’s Creamery, known for its award-winning European Style Cultured Vegan Butter and vegan cheeses, is introducing the world’s first vegan butter cooking channel. This channel will showcase how Miyoko’s vegan butter melts, browns, bubbles, bakes and spreads just like animal dairy butter.

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Cool Tips for Making Money With a Frozen Drink Machine

Did you know that frozen drinks are not only tasty but also profitable for businesses? Uncover top tips for making money with a frozen drink machine.

How does your quick-service business, convenience store, or food establishment meet customer demands now? How about in the foreseeable future? Many profitable strategies are available, but those on the consumer market can profit from expanding their menu selections. In particular, frozen beverages are a high-growth product category that businesses can take full advantage of.

Many customers have a specific thirst that water and fountain drinks cannot satisfy. Frozen drinks are popular menu alternatives to switch up the beverage scene. Any business space can boost its sales if they dive into this concept. Curious how? Let’s examine a few cool tips for making money with a frozen drink machine.   

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