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$3,111
pledged of $24,000pledged of $24,000 goal
44
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, September 5 2013 4:37 PM UTC +00:00

About

Biscuits 'N Gravy Creator,  Danric Johnson, Executive Chef Emily Cavelier and Service Manager, Jim Schmiedl have come together to help enhance the way you experience the taste and feel of Soul Food and Southern Cuisine.

We have designed a menu that truly reflects our belief in pure quality ingredients, reflecting a balance of health and flavor. For centuries, the taste and comfort of Soul Food has attracted millions of people to the homes and restaurants serving it.

Biscuits ‘N Gravy seeks to celebrate this heritage but go a step further by exploring the often overlooked component of health which has greatly effected our community. Our company’s main focus is on the quality and origin of our produce and meats, their preparation and the positive effects sustainable practices have on our bodies and our Earth.

Our Product:

The ability to create the perfect balance of flavor and whole body health while using pure quality ingredients is what Chef Emily does best in savory cuisine. Our menu features delicious biscuit sandwiches, small bites and family style shares.

Gluten Free Pinto Bean Biscuit Sandwich
Gluten Free Pinto Bean Biscuit Sandwich
Vegan DLT Salad (Dulse, Lettuce, Tomato)
Vegan DLT Salad (Dulse, Lettuce, Tomato)
Vegan Maitake Mushroom Gravy
Vegan Maitake Mushroom Gravy
"Collards and Company" (Kale, Chard and Collards w/ Smoked Turkey)
"Collards and Company" (Kale, Chard and Collards w/ Smoked Turkey)
Smoked Gouda Grits Cakes
Smoked Gouda Grits Cakes

To compliment the flavorful array of menu items,  Jim and Chef Emily have also designed a beverage menu consisting of a variety of well balanced alcoholic and non-alcoholic Herb-Infused Beverages. 

Rosehip, Nettle Leaf Infusion and Red Clover Blossom Infused Beverages
Rosehip, Nettle Leaf Infusion and Red Clover Blossom Infused Beverages

Our Practices:

We focus on two points in our business which we feel will help to enhance the operation of food service and sustain our planet. The goal is to help others grow as we grow.

1. Self awareness, staff empowerment and knowledge of our business and connection to our community.

2. Local, organic and sustainable use of food and materials in all areas of the operation including solar panels, rainwater conservation system and progressive refuse and recycling practices. 

Example: Solar Panel
Example: Solar Panel
Example: Rainwater Conservation System
Example: Rainwater Conservation System

Here on Kickstarter we need to raise $24,000 for the design, purchasing and construction of the solar power and rainwater conservation products shown as examples above. It is our vision that all lighting will be run on solar power and all restrooms will use recycled rainwater.

Head Designer for our restaurant, Amanda Rivera and our team have researched and know the use of solar power and rainwater conservation systems in our restaurant will help us to achieve a highly effective energy conservation program.  

These are just two ways we plan to make our restaurant as Eco-conscience as possible, but are the two most expensive ways. This is why we are asking for your help.  We hope to make the community we want to serve better than we found it - and it all starts here with you.

Risks and challenges

We are continuing our search for the perfect location in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn and look to sign a lease in September. Construction will begin immediately with a projected opening in January 2014.

As with any restaurant, there is the possibility of not opening on schedule. We have a number of checklists and a timeline created for filing necessary permits and paperwork. Our team and other persons brought on to assist with this project work diligently to immediately recognize issues, correct them, and move forward in a timely and efficient manner.

Developing and growing as a team is something we at Biscuits 'N Gravy enjoy and make it a priority in our development process. That culture will be carried out in the opening and duration of our operation.

Our focus is to make sure things are planned out well, done correctly and done consciously. We are a part of the community we serve, therefore we will make sure we supply updates on the project along the way.

The care we put into every stage of the process - from sourcing the right ingredients, business development and cooking processes - to the time each dish reaches the table and each guest leaves our restaurant, will allow us to share the heart of Biscuits ‘N Gravy, Pure. Healthy. Soul.

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- (30 days)