Update: Potato Salad Rallies After Phantom Backers Loss & Now Over $59,000

Potato Salad

Continuing to be a huge hit on Kickstarter, Zack Danger Brown’s “Potato Salad” crowdfunding campaign has surprisingly reached $59,618 from 4,839 backers within 6 days of its launch.

As previously reported, the project struggled a bit after a lofty fundraising amounts tens of thousands of dollars disappeared, which were apparently from “phantom backers.” This didn’t stop the project though and has made it even more popular than ever.

Good Morning America

During a recent interview with “Good Morning America,” Brown stated, “I’m so overwhelmed by the awesome power of the Internet. I am honored to be in the position I’m in.”

Also revealing what he plans to do with the “extra funds,” Brown noted, “I want to do the most good that I can do with this. Kickstarter has a term of service that prohibit giving money directly to charities, but I want to ask people how we can take this moment, this campaign, and this money and do the most good.”

Zach Danger Brown

Explaining why he even started the Kickstarter campaign in the first place, Brown joked, “[I] really wanted to make potato salad, but am not at a point in my life where I could assume that level of risk.”

Offering up his thoughts about what recipes he expects to receive from those who donated just $5 dollars to the campaign, Brown added,”I can’t wait to see what people have in mind. All these wonderful people are making my dream of spreading joy and humor in the world come true. We’re going to throw a massive party in Columbus [Ohio] and the whole Internet is invited. We are going to do right by the Internet.”

In regard to when this large party will be happening in the city, Brown noted it will take place over the Labor Day weekend.


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