TikTok delivers customers to city's recovering restaurants

The post-Covid recovery for the Brooklyn restaurant Black Nile was kicked off by the hit app of the pandemic. 

“We went viral on Tik Tok,” said Fanerra Dupree, who owns the restaurant. “A blogger came in and ate our food and did a video. We didn’t know until people started coming in.” The blogger is Muslim Foodies, and the video got 390,000 views.

Now Dupree can’t take the dish from the video—crab-smothered fried chicken—off the menu.

TikTok, which is owned by the China-based startup ByteDance, became a smash hit during pandemic lockdown. The app cleared 3 billion global downloads earlier this month, the only non-Facebook app to

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