The death of George Floyd and the protests across the country have many in the food community speaking out and looking for ways to contribute to the cause. From highlighting black and other minority owned eateries, to donating to the NAACP, restaurants are doing what they can to help. Even in the middle of a pandemic.
On Instagram our Fork Reporter Neil Saavedra reposted lists of Black-owned businesses in Los Angeles and Orange County. Show them your support, and check out our segments with Neil below!
One bit of food news related to all of this comes from Santa Barbara, where the last Sambo's restaurant still stood. After a petition was started putting pressure on the owners, they finally agreed that it was time to change the restaurant's name.
Owner's Chad and Michelle wrote on Instagram:
We are changing the name of our restaurant, what the future name will be is still uncertain, however it will not be Sambo’s.
Our family has looked into our hearts and realize that we must be sensitive when others whom we respect make a strong appeal. So today we stand in solidarity with those seeking change and doing our part as best we can.
The old Sambo's sign has been covered and replaced with "Peace and Love."