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Meet Matt O’Hara – Brooklyn Dip & Burger

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“NEWITY really helped my small business and made me feel important.”
Matt O'Hara
Founder of Brooklyn Dip & Burger

Brooklyn Dip & Burger is often referred to as a hidden gem, welcoming guests like old friends, as a high-end gastro pub focused on great food and cocktails. Founded in 2019, Brooklyn Dip & Burger’s experience crafting delicious flavors goes back decades and their meat purveying skills date back generations.

Matt O’Hara founded Brooklyn Dip & Burger to bring Brooklyn style hot roast beef sandwiches to your front door. Matt aims to bring quality and flavor to all of their offerings from roast beef, burgers, and roast pork, alongside milkshakes, hot dogs, and specialty pizzas. Proudly partnered with Frankie Meats, Matt’s team cooks all of their 100% certified black angus beef fresh and on-site. Guests are welcomed to bring their appetite to this sports and family friendly spot. 

At the end of 2022, Matt found a new location to expand his business, but he needed funding to seize the opportunity. Matt faced a challenging reality for many small businesses – sell a portion of the business to grow or hope to secure affordable capital. It was important to Matt to maintain ownership of his company. After Matt’s bank was unable to assist him, imposing a difficult, labor-intensive process that made him feel like a small fish in the sea, Matt reached out to NEWITY. 

Recalling his experience in 2020, Matt recounted NEWITY’s support in helping him secure a Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan after he was overlooked by his bank as a new small business. In 2022, NEWITY also helped guide Matt through an SBA 7(a) loan, aiding him in obtaining the funds he needed to add a second location for Brooklyn Dip & Burger II. NEWITY’s PPP and SBA 7(a) capital support served as a lifeline to Matt, helping him expand his business and retain ownership of his company.  

With the SBA 7(a) loan funds, Matt is confident in executing his strong business plan that combines his great food and amazing staff to take his business to the next level in their new location. 

Start on your NEWITY journey today

To qualify for an SBA 7(a) small business loan, your business must be:

  1. U.S.-based and operated
  2. Owner supported / owner funded
  3. Eligible per the SBA’s requirements

Your loan amount will determined by the business’ average annual revenue, FICO score, and years in business