Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy gives rave review of Melvindale’s Fredi The PizzaMan
MELVINDALE, Mich. – Dave Portnoy, from Barstool Sports, has spent years reviewing pizza places all across the country. A good review from him can send phones at pizza joints ringing off the hook. Fredi The PizzaMan in Melvindale recently received one of Portnoy’s highest ratings in a video released on Monday. Barstool Pizza Review - Fredi The PizzaMan (Melvindale, MI)To donate to Fredi's charity, go to https://t.co/h2283dBEOR pic.twitter.com/sYyMYAHx8a — Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) February 8, 2021Sold out!!! — Fredi The PizzaMan™️ (@FrediThePizzamn) February 9, 2021READ: Detroit Style Pizza in St. Clair Shores gets boost after celebrity’s rave review
Detroit businessman, philanthropist donates $100K to Barstool COVID Fund
DETROIT – Peter Karmanos and his wife Danialle are dedicated Detroiters who are now reaching out to help those affected by the pandemic. They discovered a unique way to help through the Barstool Fund, which has raised millions to benefit small business owners during the pandemic. Karmanos and his wife Danialle recently donated $100,000 to the fund. They’ve spent years supporting many critical institutions in our area but know the small business owners help keep the Motor City buzzing. The fund continues to accept donations and will also work to continue helping businesses in our area and around the county.
Barstool Fund steps in to help Metro Detroit small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
It’s a grassroots movement doing amazing work to help save small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s called the Barstool Fund. So far, the company has raised more than $20 million to help get businesses through. Joanna McCoy owns The Bomber Restaurant in Ypsilanti. But it was in danger of closing for good when McCoy’s nephew, an avid Barstool Sports fan applied for help from the Barstool Fund.
Ypsilanti’s Bomber Restaurant gets financial boost from The Barstool Fund
YPSILANTI, MI — A crowdfunding effort for Ypsilanti’s Bomber Restaurant has raised nearly $25,000, but owner Johanna McCoy found out she’s getting even more support. In a video posted to Twitter, McCoy said she was filling out the application for The Barstool Fund when a customer told her he already had recommended her for the fund. “It’s everything you would think it would be, and more.”The Bomber Restaurant gets the call. The Barstool Fund has raised more than $20 million from more than 158,000 supporters and helped 95 small businesses across the country, according to its website. During their call, Portnoy told McCoy the Bomber is the perfect place they want to help out.mlive.com
Detroit Style Pizza in St. Clair Shores gets boost after celebritys rave review
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. A little pizza shop in St. Clair Shores was having trouble staying afloat during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic -- but that all changed after a celebrity left a rave review. Coronavirus in Michigan: Heres where we stand as of Monday morningOn April 21 Dave Portnoy left a review of Detroit Style Pizza Co. and now orders are rolling in from across the country. Portnoy is a famous online pizza reviewer and the founder of Barstool Sports. READ: Heres every Michigan county where bars, restaurants, retail will reopen this weekWatch the video above for the full story.
Penn National's investment in Barstool Sports is 'going to be worth a ton,' Ron Baron says
Billionaire investor Ron Baron said Tuesday that the recent investment into Barstool Sports is going to be a boon for Penn National Gaming. Appearing on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Baron said the deal for the sports media company will bring more people to Penn National's casinos. Penn National shares were up more than 7% midmorning Tuesday. Baron's fund owns 8.6% of Penn National with a market value as of Monday at $296 million. As of Monday's close, shares of Penn National had risen 14.1% since last Tuesday, the day before the deal was announced.cnbc.com
Barstool Sports founder sets eyes on buying a sports team after Penn National casinos partnership
Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy told CNBC on Wednesday he has his eyes set on owning a sports team after the sports and pop culture blog landed a nine-figure partnership with Penn National Gaming. The deal "is so big, I'm trying to get to, like, buy [a] sports team-type mogul," he said in an interview with Jim Cramer, appearing alongside Barstool CEO Erika Nardini and Penn National CEO Jay Snowden on "Mad Money." Penn National, an operator of 41 casinos across 19 states, inked a partnership worth $163 million with Barstool Sports. The deal gives Penn National a 36% stake in Barstool with future options as the company looks to capitalize on the emerging sports betting scene across the United States. The Supreme Court in 2018 struck down a federal law that banned sports betting in most places.cnbc.com
Barstool Sports co-founder David Portnoy settles over anti-union tweets
Barstool Sports co-founder David Portnoy has settled with the National Labor Relations Board over a series of tweets in August of last year in which he threatened to fire employees attempting to unionize. The informal settlement requires Portnoy to delete the tweets, and remove any anti-union material created by the company. According to the settlement, Barstool attorney David A. Rosenfeld issued a number of objections to the original settlement. One objection contended that Portnoy should be required to notify employees that they can unionize "by tweets." In response, Portnoy wrote "Welcome to thunder dome.cbsnews.com