Ye Olde Ale House in Lafayette Hill receives a helping hand from the Barstool Fund

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LAFAYETTE HILL, Pa. (TBEN) – Small businesses across the United States are benefiting from an online fundraiser started by Dave Portnoy and Barstool Sports. A Montgomery County restaurant known for its hand-carved roast beef sandwiches recently received a call giving them a sign of relief.

“You guys are awesome, this fund is just amazing – what you do for people,” Ye Olde Ale House owner said on a Facetime call with Portnoy.

Ye Olde Ale House in Lafayette Hill is the latest small business to receive financial assistance from the Barstool Fund.

The restaurant has been open for 33 years and one of the owners told Portnoy: “It’s so hard to watch something you have built for so many years fall down the drain.

The family business is known for its hand-carved roast beef sandwiches, which are prepared in front of customers.

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“Times are tough right now, we are struggling, we are trying to get by, we are trying to survive. We receive great support from our local community. But this place is a must see here and the way things are going, things just don’t look right. We are trying to do whatever we can to stay afloat, but only as much work, ”said manager Matt Bass in a video submitted to the Barstool Fund.

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Bass says the restaurant is “heavily” dependent on its bar which can seat 29 customers but which is not open due to Pennsylvania restrictions. Of the 24 tables inside, there are currently 12 left due to health and safety guidelines.

Professional athletic athletes, Penn Gaming and local citizens are among those who have donated to the relief fund so far.

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The Barstool Fund has raised over $ 22 million and helped 112 small businesses to date. The fund helps a wide variety of businesses, including restaurants, mom and pop stores, and salons.

If you are a small business owner and need help due to the impacts of COVID-19, click here to complete an application.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the Barstool Fund can donate on the website.

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