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Shreveport small business receives donation from Barstool Fund

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Updated: Jan. 27, 2021 at 5:08 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Herby K’s, a Shreveport favorite, has faced many ups and downs over the past eight decades, but the owner says nothing has hit her business as hard as the pandemic.

“After 85 years, we’ve never seen anything like this,” said Janet Bean.

Just when she and the general manager, Christina Thomason, were starting to wonder if their business was going to make it, a donation came from the Barstool Fund.

“It’s really going to help a lot,” Thomason said.

“We were thrilled,” Bean said.

Margaritaville nominated the small restaurant for the donation. It’s parent company, Penn National Gaming, donated more than 3 million dollars to the Barstool Fund, a fund set up to help small businesses like Herby K’s during the pandemic.

“We want to see it around for another 80 years,” Margaritaville general manager Barry Regula said.

The organization is donating $5,000 to the local business.

Herby K’s says this money will be a big help to them in making sure they can pay their bills.

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