Millis restaurant owner stunned with monetary increase from Barstool Athletics

At the Primavera Restaurant in Millis, owner Jerry Gaita prepares meals in the kitchen, Jan. 22, 2021.

MILLIS — Primavera operator Jerry Gaita was expecting to see his mother-in-legislation when he answered a FaceTime contact on Jan. 17.

As a substitute, it was Barstool Athletics founder Dave Portnoy who popped up on his screen.

“Are you really serious?” said Gaita after briefly allowing out an expletive, racing from kitchen to hear Pornoy over the exhaust supporters. 

“I am, I am,” said Portnoy. He advised Gaita that Barstool Sports activities had listened to about what the family-owned Italian restaurant has been struggling with because COVID-19 pandemic strike, and wishes to enable them.

“You’re an angel,” said Gaita, shaking his head in disbelief. “You really do not even know. I do not sleep at night time. I really don’t.”