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By Oliver Lewis Christensen
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

About

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. Here's an example of our menu from Copenhagen Street Food Festival 2017. 

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

Rewards  

We want you to be part of the journey and have made it possible to contribute in different ways. Take a look at this overview and read more about the specific rewards in the side bar.  For those from abroad we have added the approximate prices in Euros, British Pounds and American Dollars.

 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. 

Below you can see the other project expenses and the stretch goals that will enable us to cover other establishing costs. 

Reaching Stretch Goal #1 of 80.000 DKK means that we can create the right atmosphere and give our costumers a supreme food experience.  

Reaching Stretch Goal #6 of 190.000 DKK means we will be able to cover all expenses and not have to lend any money in the bank! HURRAAAAY! 

Funds exceeding this goal will go towards investing in a foodtruck / caravan so we can spread out and join events around the town. 

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! Don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions about the project. 

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

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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

    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

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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 (£880)

    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. Show your employees that you care about the environment and book us for your next company event. We can tailor the experience to fit your needs.
    Write us if you want to work out a special deal.
    The pricing is calculated as follows:
    Service fee including 2 hours of serving: 1.600 dkk
    Set price for the first 100 hotdogs including two delicious toppings: 4.400 dkk
    Price pr. organic plant-based hotdog incl. topping after the first 100 hotdogs: 35 dkk
    Extra fee pr. hour of serving before 10 pm: 300 dkk
    Extra fee pr. hour of serving after kl 10 pm: 500 dkk
    Transportation fee outside Copenhagen: 1000 dkk
    Transportation fee to Fyn and Jylland: 2000 dkk
    NOTE: All prices are exclusive moms/VAT. The Reward expires on December 31 2018.

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    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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    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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