Foodies Help Budding Eateries Crowdfund

Restauranteurs are turning to crowdfunding for their startups, driven not only by the cash received but also to build a following prior to their opening.

These cooks float the concept to potential diners and if people plunk down dollars, it’s a sort of proof that they will come to eat there.

Incentives vary and range depending on the donation, with rewards going from cupcakes to spending a day in the kitchen with chef to a private dinner in your home ($2,500).

In DC, some of the highest rated eateries have crowdfunded their way to success, including Rose’s Luxury and Bad Saint (per the WaPo’s food critic).


About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at:
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