Posts Tagged ‘Kickstarter’

Shaw Chinese Restaurant, Chao Ku, Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Broad Branch Market co-owner John Fielding and former Tabard Inn chef Paul Pelt are seeking $30,000 to help the place open this summer.

Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats Seeks Funds to Restore Its Second Truck

"Rudy" will serve frozen custard and baked goods, like doughnuts and peach cobbler, when it hits the road next spring.

Winner of Ballston Restaurant Challenges Seeks More Funds on Kickstarter

Christiana Candon won a year of free rent, a $245,000 interest-free loan, free legal services, and free financial advising as the winner of Ballston BID’s controversial Restaurant Challenge. Now she’s seeking an additional $15,000 via Kickstarter for her Spanish restaurant, which will be called SER (Simple, Easy, Real). The restaurant, located at 1110 N. Glebe Road, […]

Equity Crowdfunding Site for Restaurants Prepares for D.C. Launch

If you want to be a restaurant investor, you pretty much have to be rich. The Securities and Exchange Commission makes it a big pain for restaurants or other businesses to accept funds from anyone who isn't an "accredited investor." And to be an accredited investor, you have to have a net worth of $1 […]

Local Couple Aims to Make Fruit Ketchups a Thing

For decades, Heinz Ketchup has proven to be a condiment that knows no rival. But damned if others aren’t going to try to compete—including locals Kori Hill Wallace and Matt Wallace. The married couple—he’s an analyst in the energy industry, she works in tech and studies graphic design—has spent the past year developing a line […]

Which Restaurants Have Raised The Most Through Crowdfunding?

When Pleasant Pops launched a Kickstarter campaign to open a cafe in the spring of 2012, crowdfunding was still a novelty for restaurant and bar owners. These days, everyone from food-truck operators to veteran restaurateurs is hitting up potential customers for money. So far, no local establishments have managed to entirely fund a new venture […]

Rose’s Luxury Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Back in September, Y&H wrote about a new generation of restaurants turning to crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter for financial support rather than relying solely on investors and bank loans. The latest eatery turning to Kickstarter? Rose's Luxury, which Momofuku Noodle Bar and 2941 alum Aaron Silverman is opening on Barracks Row next spring. Silverman hopes […]

Fund Grazing

The Mothership needs repairs. Stephan Boillon points at the dilapidated air-conditioning unit in his forthcoming restaurant and bakery. Before he signed a lease for the Georgia Avenue NW spot, contractors told the El Floridano food truck owner it would work just fine. They were wrong. His budget was blown. Boillon figured opening Mothership would cost […]

El Floridano Turns to Kickstarter for Restaurant Funds

Another food truck is turning to Kickstarter to raise money for its brick-and-mortar establishment. This time, it's international sandwich food truck El Floridano, which hopes to raise $30,000 for its restaurant and bakery Mothership, coming to 3301 Georgia Ave. NW. Chef/owner Stephan Boillon plans to serve baked goods and pastries, pizzas, small plates, and seasonal […]

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