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Hugs & Donuts is a gourmet donut and kolache shop soon to open in the heart of Houston, TX
715 backers pledged $58,392 to help bring this project to life.

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Just a small sample of what we will bring to your mouths! Photo credit: Cut to Create
Just a small sample of what we will bring to your mouths! Photo credit: Cut to Create
More donuts! Photo credit: Cut to Create
More donuts! Photo credit: Cut to Create
Kolaches... mmmmmm!!! Photo credit Cut to Create
Kolaches... mmmmmm!!! Photo credit Cut to Create
Fried chicken donut sandwich with Tobasco mash honey. Photo credit: Haley Nguyen
Fried chicken donut sandwich with Tobasco mash honey. Photo credit: Haley Nguyen

We met in 2004, cooking in Houston's fine dining scene. After seeking out our careers separately, we both wound up back in Houston at the same time in 2009 and began a journey that would help develop the food truck scene in Houston. In 2010, we launched our truck with the hopes of bringing soul-satisfying street food to the masses. Our hard work paid off and H-Town StrEATs has won several culinary awards for its innovative menu, while gaining the support of Houston foodies.  http://blogs.houstonpress.com/eating/2012/08/100_favorite_dishes_2012_no_40.php http://blogs.houstonpress.com/eating/2013/11/100_favorite_dishes_2013_no_65.php. and http://houstonstop100foodtrucks.com/ 

And also a My Table Foodie Star award! http://houston.eater.com/archives/2013/10/07/at-the-my-table-houston.php

We've also made it into great foodie books, such as Paul Galvani's Houston's Top 100 Food Trucks http://houstonstop100foodtrucks.com/ and Tiffany Harilek's Trailer Food Diaries http://trailerfooddiaries.com/

After much success (and enough long hours on a hot truck), we have come up with another genius plan. We've determined that Houston is lacking in artisan gourmet donut and kolache shops. Between the two of us, we possess all the knowledge, creativity and love of the craft to bring awesome donuts to this great city. We have been testing the market by doing pop-ups and special events over the past year. These events have proven very successful and have given us the motivation to move forward with our dream. 

Now Hugs & Donuts is almost complete! The space is being built and the equipment is sitting in all of our garages, waiting to go to its new home in the Heights. Permits have all been approved and rent is currently being charged. We are inviting you, our loyal fans, to join us in finishing the project so that you can enjoy our delicious creations. With your pledges, we can finish the shop (electrical work, plumbing, interior finishing touches) and you can earn some cool rewards in the process. 

 Special thanks to:

Cut To Create
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Risks and challenges

Opening up this shop is a huge deal, both for our team and for Houston. When we started the food truck, there wasn't even a food truck scene to speak of here. We helped pave the way for the 40+ gourmet trucks that are currently flourishing in this city. The Hugs & Donuts project is aiming to do the same thing in a sweeter way. Any obstacle that may arise wouldn't even phase us, because we are seasoned pros at making something out of nothing. Once Hugs & Donuts is open, it cannot logically fail. IT'S DONUTS!

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    One donut of your choice at our Hugs & Donuts shop.

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    One donut of your choice, plus one hug from Matt, not to exceed 5 minutes in duration.

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    One donut of your choice and one Hugs Donuts bumper sticker! Honk if you love this reward!

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    One dozen donuts of your choice!

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    6 kolaches of your choice!

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    One Hugs & Donuts tote bag plus six donuts.

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    The Independence Special! Show your love for America and get a dozen mix and match donuts and kolaches and a sticker!! It's the right thing to do!

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    One dozen donuts of your choice plus one awesome Hugs & Donuts bumper sticker.

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    Hugs & donuts limited edition "I helped start Hugs & Donuts" T-Shirt.

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    Hugs & donuts limited edition "I helped start Hugs & Donuts" T-Shirt and 1 dozen donuts!

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    One old school Hugs & Donuts coffee cup with 1 lb. of our donut shop blend coffee roasted by Katz coffee. Plus free coffee when you bring in the cup to Hugs & Donuts.

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    Early Bird Special!!! Limited edition Hugs & Donuts "Black Card". Be one of the few to carry this gem around, which by the way, entitles you to one free donut per visit per day for 20 years! Once these 100 cards are sold, the price will go up! Claim this reward fast!

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    Office breakfast party!! With this reward, you will recieve 2 dozen kolaches of your choice, 2 dozen donuts of your choice and 2 boxes of fresh brewed coffee for your group! And di we mention that we can deliver all this anywhere inside the beltway? Yeah!

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    Trill city special! 1 dozen donuts, limited edition t-shirt and a limited edition Hugs & Donuts ball cap.

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    Limited edition Hugs & Donuts "Black Card". Be one of the few to carry this gem around, which by the way, entitles you to one free donut per visit per day for 20 years! Once these 100 cards are sold, the price will go up! Claim this reward fast!

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    Limited edition Hugs & Donuts "Black Card". Be one of the few to carry this gem around, which by the way, entitles you to one free donut per visit per day for 20 years! We are almost sold out of these, so claim yours NOW!

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    Special invite for two to the friends and family party. Food, drink and donuts included. Chose one of two nights.

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    Quickfire reward! With this pledge, you will get the Black Card that entitles you to one free donut per visit per day for 20 years and one old school Hugs & Donuts coffee cup with 1 lb. of our donut shop blend coffee roasted by Katz coffee. Plus free coffee when you bring in the cup to Hugs & Donuts. Only 40 of these... ACT NOW!

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    Donut & Coffee combo! With this pledge, you receive the coveted black card (which entitles you to one free donut per visit per day for 20 years) and also one old school Hugs & Donuts coffee cup with 1 lb. of our donut shop blend coffee roasted by Katz coffee. Plus free coffee when you bring in the cup to Hugs & Donuts.

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    Combo BsB! For $140 you will receive the coveted Back Card that entitles you to one free donut per visit per day for 20 years! But wait, there's more! You'll also get 1 dozen kolaches of your choice and the limited edition coffee cup + 1 lb of coffee + free coffee whenever you bring your cup to Hugs & Donuts!

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    The ability to create with Matt and Sexy your own donut flavor of the month and name it. Maybe after your loved one?

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    The Czech card! With this beauty, you hold the key to kolache goodness! It entitles you to one free kolache per visit per day for 20 years! Only 50 of these cards being released. You guys, it's worth the $200.

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    Shirt+Black Card+ Your Named Donut! With this pledge, you will receive one Hugs & Donuts T-shirt, the Black Card that entitles you to one free donut per visit per day for 20 years and also the ability to create with Matt and Sexy your own donut flavor of the month and name it. 3 way combo FTW!

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    The happy couple! This deal gets you 2 Black Cards (entitles you to one free donut a day for 20 years), 2 coffee cups and 1lb of our donut blend coffee roasted by Katz Coffee. Plus free coffee whenever you bring in the cup to hug & Donuts. And that's not all! You two also get a special invite to our friends and family party. Choose one of two dates for your... date! How romantic is that?! Or you can not be romantic at all and just share this deal with a really good friend. We won't judge.

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    Your own chair, sort of! For $350 we will put your name or a loved ones name on a chair in the donut shop. Big time bragging rights right here and only a limited amount of chairs.

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    Happy Couple + Swag! You and your S.O. get everything the Happy Couple is entitled to, plus 2 t-shirts and 1 tote bag! Awwww, isn't life sweet?

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    52 weeks of donuts! Be the hero of the office or your family with 1 dozen donuts delivered to your home or office per week for 52 weeks!

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    A fabulous dinner at your home, prepared by Chef Matt and Chef "Big Sexy"! The guys will cater a dinner party in your home for up to 6 people.
    *This include food only, you provide your own adult beverages

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    The Czechy Happy Couple! The happy couple! This deal gets you 2 Czech Cards (entitles you to one free kolache a day for 20 years), 2 coffee cups and 1lb of our donut blend coffee roasted by Katz Coffee. Plus free coffee whenever you bring in the cup to hug & Donuts. And that's not all! You two also get a special invite to our friends and family party. Choose one of two dates for your... date! How romantic is that?! Or you can not be romantic at all and just share this deal with a really good friend. We won't judge.

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    The Czechy Happy Couple+ Swag! This deal gets you all of the stuff from the Czech happy couple, plus you also get two T-shirts AND a tote! Czech Happy Couple:This deal gets you 2 Czech Cards (entitles you to one free kolache a day for 20 years), 2 coffee cups and 1lb of our donut blend coffee roasted by Katz Coffee. Plus free coffee whenever you bring in the cup to hug & Donuts. And that's not all! You two also get a special invite to our friends and family party. Choose one of two dates for your... date! How romantic is that?! Or you can not be romantic at all and just share this deal with a really good friend. We won't judge.

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    2 chairs with your name on them! For $600 we will put your name and a loved ones name (or your company or your roller derby team/ league, or your animal organization... the options are limitless!) on a chair in the donut shop. Big time bragging rights right here and only a limited amount of chairs.

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    52 weeks of donuts! Be the hero in your office or home when we deliver 2 dozen donuts each week for 52 weeks!

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    With this pledge, H-town Streats will cater a party for up to 60 people at your house or business. How cool is that?!
    *Location of party must be within Houston or will be negotiated^

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- (30 days)