Nick Scalise, the restaurant's owner, disclosed to 93.7 The Fan that the 38-year-old Steelers quarterback bought "a significant amount" of gift cards to provide financial support for the local business during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scalise added that Roethlisberger's contribution will allow his full staff to keep working for now.
A video tweeted by the Steelers showing a heavily bearded Roethlisberger went viral over the weekend. The two-time Super Bowl champion and his family shared what they are doing at home during self-isolation:
Roethlisberger is not the only Steeler engaged in COVID-19 relief efforts:
The NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS all suspended their seasons due to the coronavirus, while the NFL has seen its free agency and draft proceedings altered.