Günter Hans' Bretzels are warm, soft, made-from-scratch deliciousness. Always fresh ~ Always natural ~ All the Time.
European food is really that good!
After my first trip to Europe, I realized why people constantly rave and reminisce over the food. It’s just that good!! Perhaps it’s because they use local ingredients or maybe it's because the food is handmade using family recipes passed down each generation. Either way - I was shocked to find that our pretzels, waffles, and ice cream are nothing like their European counterparts!
What if I told you that there was no such thing as Belgian waffles in Belgium?! It’s true. Belgians choose from Liege or Brussels style waffles and both of them are way better than what we have here! I’ll admit that they take more time to prepare and that the ingredients are really hard to find, but that’s where I come in. This is how the idea for Günter Hans was born.
After years of baking, I have perfected the art of making these European foods. I love what I’m making and I cannot wait to share my delicious little goodies with you!!!
What will you sell?
Günter Hans is 100% committed to serving only authentic products. Our specialties include:
- Homemade Bretzels (Known in Germany as Laugenbrezeln)
- Bretzel Sandwiches
- Waffles (Both the Liege and Brussels styles)
- Palazzolo’s Artisan Gelato (As seen on Oprah’s Favorite Things!)
- Specialty Teas
- Imported Craft Beers & Wines
- Regional Soda's & Drinks (Imported from Europe)
Basically, our mission is to serve the best European food our market has ever seen. We’ve got some awesome plans for future products (crêpes and tapas anyone?!), but we’re starting small to keep it real. Anything worth making, is worth making right!
So you’re a snack shop?
You got it! While you could easily make a meal out of our products, we are not a full-service restaurant. Our primary focus is on our handmade bretzels and imported craft beers. Think of us as place you can to visit to relax and catch up with friends. Our aim is to be different, so that you can try something new.
We can make history by starting an artisan food revolution; but we can’t do it without you! We have just enough to open a cafe, but that's not what we're here to do. We're here to take it to the next level. (I.E. A place that serves authentic food that you really would find throughout Europe.)
That means we can't use a "Belgian style waffle maker" and expect to have the best "Liege style waffles!" We need specialty equipment to produce specialty food. And that's expensive.
With your help, our goal is to raise at least $20,000 that we can use to purchase our equipment. If God blesses us enough that we are able to raise more than that, you can be assured that every penny will go to good use. We're all about being the change you wish to see in the world. That's why we're so into rewarding our customers (and supporters) and trying our best to use our resources efficiently.
(Check www.gunterhans.com/news.html periodically to see how we're re-purposing old items! We're particularly excited to see an old bowling ally become our new bar top!)
How it Works
Kickstarter will only accept your pledge if our goal is reached by our deadline!!! It’s all or nothing. Our store only opens if our goal is met. If not, you will not be charged a penny!
We know that we cannot do this without your support and we're not asking for charity. That's why we’re prepared to offer you some pretty sweet perks! It’s also the reason we've made them all-inclusive! That means you get perks at your contribution level in addition to ALL the rewards listed above that!!! Our perks never expire and can be redeemed at our Columbia store!
Limited Edition T-Shirt with a special thank you & listing of our supporters on the back.
Please click “Pledge Now” and help us bring our project to life! Even sharing this with your friends is tremendously helpful!
A gigantic thank you (and huge hug) to our supporters for your generosity and support of my dream! We couldn't do this without you!
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
It's no secret that a lot of restaurants fail. The cause could be a lack of sufficient resources to begin with or poor management. Every situation is different.
Having studied business for six years (and obtaining a Master of Business Administration), I've learned that being proactive rather than reactive is the key to success. That's why we're doing things a little differently. We're starting small and really ensuring that things are being done right. It doesn't hurt that it also makes the job more rewarding! :)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Fill your customized Günter Hans' stein with your favorite beverage every day for a year! Go traditional or mix it up, you decide. Our staff will whip-up whatever drink you love worth up to $10 per day. (According to our math wiz, that alone is a $3,650 value.) And of course- All of the above!Estimated delivery:
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