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APRIL 2021

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Client Alert: SBA Issues Guidance for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Program

On April 17, 2021, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) quietly rolled out a new website for the much-anticipated Restaurant Revitalization Fund (“RRF”) program. The website includes, among other things, a sample Application and Program Guide. 


Client Alert: The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Establishes A $28.6 Billion "Restaurant Revitalization Fund" Within the U.S. Small Business Administration

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “Act”) into law. The wide-ranging $1.9 trillion stimulus bill establishes a $28.6 Billion “Restaurant Revitalization Fund” (the “RRF”) within the U.S. Small Business Administration (the “SBA”). The RRF is the first package of its kind to target restaurants through…


Design: The Future of Boston Restaurant Design, According to Local Architects

The coronavirus pandemic has had a seismic impact on the restaurant industry over the past year: countless closings and hibernations, lost income and wages, continuous pivots, and a heightened emphasis on takeout and delivery, for starters. But what about the physical restaurants themselves?


Ten Restaurants That Changed America

By Paul Freedman

This deconstruction of American dining details the business and cultural impacts of select restaurants over the past century. Local highlights include a chapter on the Quincy origins and national expansion of the Howard Johnson’s franchise during the mid-20th century.



The Food Lens Podcast: Season 3, Episode 8

Hosted by Molly Ford and Catherine Smart

A local favorite for Boston’s restaurant industry, Season 3, Episode 8 of the Food Lens Podcast includes an interview and pandemic insights with Lauren Friel, owner and operator of Bow Market’s Rebel Rebel Wine Bar and the forthcoming Cambridge restaurant, Dear Annie.

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Eric M. Sigman joins RIW’s Corporate & Business Law and Hospitality Practice Groups.

Eric’s hospitality practice has a focus on franchise law including, franchise agreement negotiations, franchise disclosure document drafting, analysis and review, commercial real estate, retail leasing, corporate formation and any related business counseling...

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RIW client Stoked Pizza Co. opens its second brick and mortar location in Cambridge. 

The new location is at 1611 Cambridge Street, north of Harvard Square off of the Harvard Law School campus.

RIW congratulates MPZ Holdings for its acquisition of several Marcos Pizza locations in South Carolina. 

The firm appreciates the opportunity to have been part of the team to help put this deal together.

"Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it"

- Julia Child

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