Tagged: restaurants

Chilango “Burrito Bond” Beats £1 Million Goal, Now Overfunding

The Chilango “Burrito Bond” has trotted past their £1 million funding goal in “mini-bonds” and is now over-funding.  As of this writing the debt based crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube stood at £1,073,500 funded by 318 investors.  This is the second successful mini-bond offering from the UK… Read More

Brief: Burrito Bond is Hot on Crowdcube

Crowdcube’s very first min-bond offering from London based Mexican food chain Chilango – dubbed the Burrito Bond – has rocketed out of the gate.  The security offering quickly leaped past £350,000 ($590,000 USD) raised as it sprinted towards the £1 million final goal.  The bond… Read More

A Kickstarter-Funded Restaurant Won A Michelin Star Four Months After Opening

Getting a Michelin Star can be one of the great pinnacles of success for any chef. A Manhattan restaurant called The Musket Room won the award just four months after opening, and Kickstarter played an important role in the opening of the establishment. No, it… Read More

Kickstarter Crowdfunded Restaurants

Kickstarter has crowdfunded 323 restaurants according to their own count (when I searched I came up with 329).  We have all read about the vast array of restaurant campaigns but team Kickstarter decided to put something together that was a bit more representative.  So they… Read More

FundaFeast: First Crowdfunding site for Anything & Everything Food Related

Foodies rejoice.  There is finally a crowdfunding site just for you.  FundaFeast, scheduled to launch on February 1st,  describes their platform as the first crowdfunding site for “anything and everything food related”. Recognizing there are a lot of great crowdfunding platforms funding just about anything, founder… Read More

Brief: BBC Reports on Crowdfunding (Video)

“Although the past year saw crowdfunding come of age, in 2014 regulators in Europe and the US are set to bring in rules for this new era of internet investing.” The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is prepping new rules for the crowdfunding industry where they… Read More

On Indiegogo: Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives Alum Krazy Jim’s Blimpyburger Seeks New Location

Krazy Jim’s Blimpyburger has been a staple in Ann Arbor, Michigan for decades. The burger joint has been feeding students at the University of Michigan since 1953. Current owners Rich and Chris Magner met while working at the restaurant in the 1970’s. It was even… Read More

City Superwoman Nicola Horlick Now Crowdfunding London Restaurant

Nicola Horlick is back on Seedrs again but this time she is crowdfunding a London Restaurant – Times Place Brasserie. This follows her first go at crowdfunding on Seedrs where she funded her startup, Glentham Capital, an off shore company which was set up to… Read More

Crowdfunding News Roundup: November 3, 2013

True PC Gaming | TPG Asks About: Crowdfunding Recently the staff writers at True PC Gaming shared their thoughts on crowdfunding as a way to fund and finance video games. What transpired is a pretty fascinating discussion of the risks of rewards-based crowdfunding. WPRO 630… Read More

Convicted Felon Angelo Jenaro Lutz aka “The Kitchen Consigliere” Crowdfunds Restaurant

“Fat Ange” is a convicted felon.  Angelo Jenaro Lutz, his given name, was a former mobster who spent 7 years in prison on federal racketeering charges who was released in 2008.  When he was convicted he weighed in at 450 pounds.  It has been reported… Read More

Travail Doubles Goal For Two Minnesota Fine Dining Restaurants

Travail is an innovative fine dining restaurant in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Response to the restaurant has been so positive that the establishment quickly outgrew its original digs. Now the four-man team behind Travail has taken to Kickstarter to fund kitchen equipment for their new location, and… Read More

More restaurants getting a kick start from crowdfunding

Using Kickstarter to crowdfund new San Francisco restaurant and food projects is officially a thing. Just this week, Linea Caffe launched a project seeking $10,000 to open a new coffee and waffles joint in the Mission, while Café St. Jorge, another café-bakery, hopes to raise $30,000 by… Read More

Crowdfunding catches on in Atlanta Restaurants

The internet age has changed a lot of things about the restaurant industry, like the immediate public feedback from crowdsourced review sites like Yelp, to online ordering, the rise of food bloggers…ahem… and the connection restaurant owners can make with patrons through social media like… Read More

Foodstart: Crowdfunding for Restaurants

Foodstart.com Launches New Restaurant Financing Platform. Foodstart.com, the first crowdfunding site designed just for the food-and-beverage industry, opened its virtual doors today.  Restaurant and food truck owners now can raise capital online in small increments from their extended community of friends, family, and future customers…. Read More

Do Businesses Rely on Kickstarter, Crowdfunding Too Much?

Clayton and Maplewood businesses have discovered crowdfunding—fundraising that utilizes public support rather than traditional investors—and are making it work to their advantage. The tactic is generally used by artists and community groups to raise funds for new projects. This month fans of the canceled show Veronica Mars raised… Read More

Undeterred By Critics, Taco Punk Kickstarter Campaign Continues

Gabe Sowder’s first year as chef and owner of Taco Punk was rough. But Sowder has hope — and thousands of dollars worth of faith in the customers who have kept Taco Punk afloat. Sowder launched a Kickstarter campaign Wednesday to raise $20,000 by Feb. 22 for… Read More

Crowd funding kick-starts Triangle entrepreneurs’ ideas

Caroline Morrison and Siobhan Southern are tired of salads. And, they suspect, so are the rest of Raleigh’s vegetarians. “We wanted somewhere to eat here,” said Southern, a vegan who is pairing up with Morrison to start what they say is Raleigh’s only all-vegetarian restaurant,… Read More

Pie Hole Pizza turns to crowd funding for expansion

Pie Hole Pizza Joint, a popular Boystown eatery at 3477 N. Broadway St., plans to expand to a second location in the Andersonville neighborhood after asking the community to financially support the project. Owner Doug Brandt will begin working on a new Pie Hole location… Read More

Wild Peeta Goes Lean, Launching Crowdfunded Franchises and a New TV Show

Dubai is not known for being lean. “Because the Gulf is such a new region, everything is geared towards big imported brands,” says Mohamed Parham Al Awadhi of Wild Peeta. “They’re the gold standard.” At Tuscan-themed Mercato Mall in Dubai where we’re chatting, everything is large… Read More

Equity crowdfunding source of innovation, capital for startups

  Last fall, shortly after his business turned four, George Christakos decided it was time to expand. He wanted to boost the seating capacity of Brooklyn Warehouse, the north-end Halifax restaurant he co-owns with his father, Leo. Renovation plan in hand, the pair visited their… Read More

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