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Why a restaurant grant fund quickly dried up

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A federal program meant to help the struggling restaurant industry gave millions of dollars to some lucky eateries. But many more businesses got nothing at all, raising questions about how the funds were disbursed.

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The Restaurant Revitalization Fund was pitched as a lifeline for businesses large and small, from swanky steakhouses to holes in the wall. But an Inquirer analysis of grant data shows the biggest restaurants often benefitted the most.

Half of the total funds sent to the Philly region went to just under 10% of recipients. Some of the biggest winners include strip clubs and…

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