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An Appetite for Green Cards Drives EB-5 Investors to Chef-Driven Restaurants in Florida | Latin Times Media & Magazine
An Appetite for Green Cards Drives EB-5 Investors to Chef-Driven Restaurants in Florida Chef-driven restaurants in Florida are increasingly turning to foreign capital to fund the expansion of their concepts. Chefs and restaurant operators are tapping foreign investors to invest $500,000 in exchange for U.S. residency under the EB-5 Investor Visa Program. Restaurants are highly popular with EB-5 investors because they create a significant number of jobs, the main requirement to obtain residency for the investors and their families, said Roger A. Bernstein, co-owner of American Life Investment LLC regional center. Mr. Bernstein is rebranding ALI as "EB-5 for Florida Regional Center" to expand its focus to include chef-driven restaurants and small- to mid-size projects across Florida. EB-5 for Florida Regional Center is currently raising capital for two successful and popular restaurant brands in South Florida: Tap 42 ( and Meat Market Steakhouse (https