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A unique vegan fastfood experience in the heart of Nørrebro with a kids-friendly menu & gourmet hotdogs for mom and dad.
A unique vegan fastfood experience in the heart of Nørrebro with a kids-friendly menu & gourmet hotdogs for mom and dad.
180 backers pledged DKK 50,715 to help bring this project to life.

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Our Mission 

We use the hotdog as a kind of Trojan horse to introduce the plant-based diet to a broader audience. Many people think plant-based food is boring, difficult and that it won’t provide them with enough protein. We are are here to prove them wrong by serving outstanding hotdogs and sausages that make it impossible to resist the plant-based option. 

Our mission statement
Our mission statement

The Dream  

Since April 2017, Plantepølsen has been selling vegan hotdogs from a repurposed cargo-bike at events in and around Copenhagen. Now we dream of having our own shop, our own food truck and of being able to produce our own vegan sausages. This project brings us one step closer to our dream. Reaching our funding goal of 50,000 DKK means being able to install a proper ventilation system to lead smoke up over the rooftops (legal requirement). 

 Our Hotdogs 

Plantepølsen serves vegan gourmet hotdogs that are inspired by the tastes of the region and of the world. Our tasty sausages are based on plant proteins and topping can include homemade relishes, slaws, kimchi and pickles combined with our own hot, sweet and savoury sauces. 

Last year's best-seller, the Completo
Last year's best-seller, the Completo

The Shop  

We have actually already signed a lease for a space in Jægersborggade - the best and most "hyggelig" location imaginable - but need help with renovation and redecoration. For the kitchen, the most important job is to install a ventilation system - all other tasks are secondary. The space is 46 m2 and divided by a wall that separates the kitchen.

Shops in Jægersborggade
Shops in Jægersborggade

The Idea  

 Vegan hotdogs for the benefit of humankind

Space travel is awesome and humankind has benefitted from NASA’s research in more ways than we know. But why focus on space when we have a planet to save? One of the biggest threats to the environment is the meat industry (and Trump) and we have to reduce our consumption radically, preferably yesterday. If we don’t, we’ll soon all be floating in space. And not in a cool way.

To save the world, we need to inspire more people to eat plant-based and planet-friendly, making PLANTEPØLSEN the NASA of the twenty-first century✌

Example of our visual identity
Example of our visual identity

Our (slightly mad) Vision  

Eat Plants - Save Earth - Go to Mars

Imagine yourself standing in a space station diner on Mars looking out over the rocky red surface and taking the first bite of a juicy hotdog that you have essentially grown yourself. The moment is broadcast to Earth because of its monumental implications; humans will have become an interplanetary species! Point is: Sure, let's inhabit other planets, but if we learn to cultivate nutritious and delicious food sustainably on Mars we ought to be able to do the same here on Earth. We envision a thriving Marsian population who live entirely from plants and the shop will be our first prototype of the future diner experience.

Vegan hotdogs on Mars
Vegan hotdogs on Mars

The Team 

We are three partners in Plantepølsen with each of our competencies ensuring that the project is executed and implemented into our business. Besides the physical labour we will be managing the kickstarter campaign, developing the menu, making deals with suppliers, getting media coverage and more. Our rental agreement started on March 15 2018 and we will be renovating and decorating from then till we open on May 1 2018.

From left to right: Peter, Ebbe, Oliver
From left to right: Peter, Ebbe, Oliver

Ebbe Skovfoged is an educated cook and food technologist (fødevareteknolog). He has worked at Meyer's Cantines and is the company's product manager. Ebbe is responsible for developing the menu, negotiating with suppliers and a making sure that everything in the shop lives up to the legal requirements. 

Oliver Lewis Christensen is an educated Kaospilot and is the creator and project manager overseeing the project as a whole, managing risks and making sure that there are no loose ends.  

Peter Brix Bæk has a cand.merc.HRM & a Minor in CSR from Copenhagen Business School. His understanding and experience with entrepreneurship, day-to-day operations and networking will help ensure that Plantepølsen's long-term strategy incorporates the right subgoals and necessary development.

Project support

We are of course not able to pull this off on our own. Here's a handful of our friends and supporters who are helping make this project a reality.

Mikkel Mainz from Sun Creature Studios is our personal Kickstarter advisor.  

Sara Lemchen is our magician, graphic designer and the creator of our magnificent visual identity.  

Moa Liukkonen & Maja Samsø Bastian are our interior designers who will  help us make the space look like a million. They have already been collecting inspiration and here’s a first glimpse of what it will look and feel like: 

Mood board
Mood board
Diner area mock-up
Diner area mock-up

The boring but very important part! 

Reaching our funding goal of 50.000 DKK means covering the costs of installing a ventilation system which is required for us to be able to have our sausage pan, deep fryer and toaster going. We are exploring the possibility of utilizing existing pipes to lower the cost, but this is not sure yet. 

We have been so fortunate to take over a space with a lot of existing kitchen equipment which means that we will save a lot of money on this account. Besides the ventilation system the main expense will be creating a hole in a load bearing wall in the middle of the space. We want to open this up to create more space for seating and to have an open view to and from the kitchen. 

Thank you so much for your interest and support! 

With love and gratitude

Oliver, Ebbe and Peter 

Risks and challenges

Risk #1 - Increased costs
In case the expenses turn out to be higher than expected, we have a funding partner who will cover the remaining costs. Our aim is to start up without loans or investments, but we have managed to cover our backs by having a plan B.

Risk #2 - Delayed opening
The renovation will go on in March and April and we plan to open our diner on May 1. In case renovation takes longer than expected we will have a "soft opening" on May 1 and postpone the grand opening to mid May.

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    Little strokes fell great oaks. Pitch in with what you can and help us make this dream come true. We will thank you with a mental High-Five or come and get it IRL in the shop.

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    THANK YOU!! (£1.20)

    At project completion we will send you a MASSIVE-THANK-YOU photo of everybody who helped out.

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    ACCESS (£3.60)

    With 30 DKK you will get updates regarding the project: all of the behind the scenes anecdotes, images, and clips. + all of the above. Welcome to the team.

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    Be an Ambassador LIGHT

    Get our blue sausage-shaped merchandise and show the world that you are a part of the veggie sausage family. The package includes string, a ring and a hook so you can decide whether you want to use it as a necklace, a key chain or as an ear ring. We can ship it World wide.
    Materials: Acrylic.
    Color: Blue
    Size: 12 cm / 4,5 inches

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    Gift Card for 1 Hotdog (£6.55)

    Come to our shop and get 1 hotdog of your choosing. + all of the above. Expires on August 31 2018.

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    Hotdog for the Homeless (£8.95)

    Donate a hotdog to a homeless person in Copenhagen. When the campaign is over we will work with a local homelessness organisation to reach the ones who need them the most. In return you will get some photos and a big thank you from the volunteers. + reward #1,#2 and #3

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    Digital Cook Book (£17.90)

    Get inspired for the grill season and get this cool and nicely designed cookbook with our favorite plant-based hotdog recipes including serving tips and drink suggestions for each hotdog. The book will contain approximately 10 recipes adapted for smart phones and tablets so you always have the recipes at hand.

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    3 Hotdogs - Early Bird (£17.90)

    Come to our shop and get 3 hotdogs of your choosing. We plan to open the shop around May 1 2018 so see if it fits into you travel plans if you are not from Denmark, or give it as a gift to you Danish friends :) Expires on August 31 2018

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    3 Hotdogs for the Homeless

    Donate 3 hotdogs to homeless people in Copenhagen. When the campaign is over we will work with a local homelessness organisation to reach the ones who need them the most. In return you will get some photos and a big thank you from the volunteers

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    Be an Ambassador

    Get our blue sausage-shaped merchandise and show the world that you are a part of the veggie sausage family. The package includes 3 "sausages", blue string, a ring and a hook so you can use them as a necklace, a key chain and as an ear ring. We ship it world-wide.
    Materials: Acrylic.
    Color: Blue
    Size: 12 cm / 4,5 inches

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    • Thank you card + photo
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    3 Hotdogs

    Come to our shop and get 3 hotdogs of your choosing. We plan to open the shop around May 1 2018. See if it fits into you travel plans if you are not from Denmark, or give it as a gift to you Danish friends :) Expires on August 31 2018

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    5 Hotdogs

    Come to our shop and get 5 hotdogs of your choosing. We plan to open the shop around May 1 2018. See if it fits into you travel plans if you are not from Denmark, or give it as a gift to you Danish friends :) Expires on August 31 2018

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    10 Hotdog (£53,60) - Early Bird

    Invite your family or friends for hotdog feast. Normal price 550 DKK. We plan to open the shop around May 1 so see if it fits into you travel plans or give it as a gift to you Danish friends :) If you live in Copenhagen, then hurry and get offer while you can ;)

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    10 Hotdogs

    Invite your family or friends for a real hotdog feast. We plan to open the shop around May 1 so see if it fits into you travel plans or give it as a gift to you Danish friends :)

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    Dinner Experience - Limited (£89,40)

    Treat yourself to a unique dinner experience with you and just 7 others in our brand new shop. Enjoy a four-course meal with our chef's fantastic hotdog reinterpretations and carefully selected beverages. The meals will be presented as moods and in honor of Oobah Butler’s hilarious fake restaurant concept (this is of course the real deal) we will serve you the following moods: lust, comfort, contemplation and empathetic. The preliminary date is April 27 and if all goes according to plan this means you will be the first to dine in our new space.

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    Private or Corporate Event SPECIAL

    Treat your guests to a unique food experience and book us for your birthday party or other special events. Normal price 7500 DKK. We will bring 100 hotdogs of your choosing (2 hotdogs per person), the whole setup and two staff to serve you and your guests. Book us for your next company event and show your employees that you care about the environment / their health / animal rights. We can tailor the experience to fit your needs.

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    Private or Corporate Event REGULAR

    Treat your guests to a unique food experience and book us for your birthday party or other special events. We will bring 100 hotdogs of your choosing (2 hotdogs per person), the whole setup and two staff to serve you and your guests. Book us for your next company event and show your employees that you care about the environment / their health / animal rights. We can tailor the experience to fit your needs.

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Funding period

- (18 days)