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98
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, December 1 2018 9:35 AM UTC +00:00
£8,138
pledged of £50,000pledged of £50,000 goal
98
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, December 1 2018 9:35 AM UTC +00:00

About

We started Yard & Coop 3 years ago with a passion for people and fried chicken.

3 years after opening our first restaurant in Manchester we are desperate to continue our dream and open Yard and Coop in Leeds.

The core of us embarking on this journey was a desire to create happy moments and enrich lives. Sounds a bit cheesy right? But we don’t just mean our customers. Although creating the best restaurant experience is at the forefront of what we do, the people behind the scenes are just as important to us. 

Whether this is through bonus schemes, staff social events or even maximum 45-hour working weeks and absolutely no zero hour contracts (unheard of in hospitality, we know!) We want to create careers not jobs, and construct an environment that makes people happy and excited to come to work.

Of course our chicken is just as important to us. When we started we tried over 500 brines, as well as hundreds of crumb recipes. We source our birds from one farm in Shropshire, which is Red Tractor assured. This ensures consistency, traceability and good animal welfare standards. All our chicken is farm to fork within 48 hours, including 12 hours of brining, lathering in buttermilk and pressure frying with our secret crumb. We absolutely love it, and love that our customers love it too! 

Four years on and we are now a big family. We have two restaurants and two pop-ups. Its time to spread our (chicken) wings a bit further and embark on a new project. We’re growing our family and have heard the Yorkshire lot are a right hoot who love their fried chicken, so Leeds seems like the perfect place! 

We have already found a site in one of our favourite areas of the city and have started recruiting but need your help to make our dream become a reality.

We can't wait to meet all you lovely people and introduce you to our amazing buttermilk fried chicken (we're really proud of it!) As with both our restaurants we also have a great range of cocktails, craft beer and massive smiles.

Big love

Laura and Carl

Risks and challenges

The risks are minimal this time as we are working with the same great team of designers and builders as in Manchester and Liverpool. There will be problems to overcome but we are confident that with your support and the fantastic team at Yard and Coop we can make this dream a reality,

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    Name on the "Owners" wall

    Your name in lights on the Yard and Coop founders wall in Leeds

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    Meal for 2

    A meal for you and a pal. Main and a drink* on us in Leeds, Manchester or Liverpool.
    You will receive an e-voucher to the email address registered with Kickstarter within 2 weeks of the campaign ending.

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    I own a chicken shop

    Join the gang, You and 3 mates get a main and a drink* on us in Leeds, Manchester or Liverpool. You will receive an e-voucher to the email address registered with Kickstarter within 2 weeks of the campaign ending.

    Also includes a kickstarter exclusive tee shirt and an invite to our pre-opening party in Leeds - Chicken, dancing and shenanigans.

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    Pledge £100 or more About US$ 123

    Coop boss

    Sharing table for 10 in Leeds, Manchester or Liverpool. Chicken, sides and a drink each. You will receive an e-voucher to the email address registered with Kickstarter within 2 weeks of the campaign ending.

    Also includes a kickstarter exclusive tee shirt and an invite to our pre-opening party in Leeds - Chicken, dancing and shenanigans.

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    Pledge £250 or more About US$ 307

    Free chicken for a year

    Live it up. Get a Yard and Coop Gold card and enjoy free chicken for a year.
    *Card is valid for 1 year and entitles the holder to 1 main meal per week for a year. Can be redeemed in Leeds, Manchester or Liverpool.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About US$ 1,228

    Free chicken for life

    Get a Yard and Coop black card and enjoy free chicken for as long as we are cooking it!
    *Card entitles the holder to 1 main meal per week. Can be redeemed in Leeds, Manchester or Liverpool.

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Funding period

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