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Joel & Shawna HoltmanBy Joel & Shawna Holtman
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Joel & Shawna HoltmanBy Joel & Shawna Holtman
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$2,045
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
44
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, March 30 2018 7:10 PM UTC +00:00

About

Hello St. Louis! We hope you are having a great 2018! We know that it's pretty likely that you've made a New Year's Resolution to Eat-Rite, but our New Year's Resolution is to SAVE EAT-RITE! Oh yeah, you heard me right. Your Slinger prayers have officially been answered. Eat-Rite will re-open, featuring all of the diner favorites that you remember, but we will need your help St. Louis. There's so much to do before baseball season gets here! We've got to make updates to the building, purchase new kitchen equipment, and so much more before re-opening.  You know, the kind of equipment that grills up the best pre-game snack and post-game reward you can find after a Cardinal's win. 

So, here we are. We've decided that in order to make the dedicated, burger-loving St. Louis community a part of this, Kickstarter is the way to go.  You asked for it, and we want you, the the loyal customers, fans, and community to know that this re-opening of Eat-Rite is for you. 

Your money will go towards updated electric, plumbing, new counter tops, a new air and heating unit, kitchen equipment such as new grill, fryer, refrigerators & freezers and so much more. This property has not gone through building inspections in nearly 40 years (seriously). Upon transfer of a business ownership, the city of St. Louis requires a variety of inspections and updates to be completed before it may reopen. 

We know that so many of you have your own Eat-Rite story and we want you to be a part of adding another story to the books and get St. Louis's favorite diner back up and running again before the Cardinals Home Opener! But don't stop there!  Tell us your story and share your photos when you pledge so that we can share them too!

EAT-RITE is a staple of St. Louis history, let's keep that history alive and continue to Eat-Rite today! 

Risks and challenges

We face many challenges. Some of those challenges include passing numerous city inspections during our efforts to reopen, as well as finding and hiring a staff that you'll love are just a couple of them, but they're nothing that a good Slinger can't solve. We are confident that with your help, we will get this historic diner not only back to what it once was, but to make it the best it can be, restoring it's place in St. Louis history.

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    The Small Fry

    Thank You. Your pledge will place you in the history books as a supporter of EAT-RITE, a staple of the great city of St. Louis since the 1970s. Please share with friends and family to do the same.

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    The Say "Cheese"burger

    Take a selfie and tell the world that you've just done something that's going to change their idea of the perfect cheeseburger forever. Yeah, that's because thanks to you, the EAT-RITE cheeseburger is on it's way back to the Lou.

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    The Hat Cakes & Sausage

    Nope, that's not a typo. Your pledge is going to get you a stylin', St. Louis approved EAT-RITE hat. Once you've made your contribution to keeping the best diner downtown open, you can pick up your hat AT EAT-RITE EVERY FRIDAY FROM 11-2pm! You'll have to come back for the sausage.

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    The T-Shirt Steak, Fries & Slaw

    Like the EAT-RITE T-Bone, the SAVE EAT-RITE T-shirt is something that you need in your life. While you'll have to wait for the fries and slaw, your SAVE EAT-RITE swag can be picked up at EAT-RITE EVERY Friday FROM 11-1pm!

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    The 4 Piece, Fried Chicken Special

    Crispy, juicy and perfect, by pledging your love for the Fried Chicken Special, you'll be eligible to dine-in before the Grand RE-opening of EAT-RITE at a PRIVATE VIP EAT-RITE DINER DINNER PARTY with 12 of your best friends (13 guests total).

    7 VIP Parties total will be awarded!

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    The Seat Slinger

    This is your ONE TIME opportunity to be a part of EAT-RITE history! How? Your pledge gets you your own, personal, name-plated barstool at EAT-RITE. That's right, we'll slap your name or your company's name right on the back of one of our classic barstools for all to see. You'll be legendary and thanks to you, the Slinger will stay alive!

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