We have found a new location that is already an existing restaurant and we just need help with expenses for renovations to make it clean and a vibe that goes with our food.
1. New fryer & stove top
2. Building tables and chairs and hiring carpenter
3. New sign for front
4. General materials for renovations
5. Set up fees for all things pertaining to a restaurant
The History of the Schnitzel Queen
The Schnitzel Queen has been serving up tasty schnitzels (at its current location at Queen and Sherbourne) for over 25 years. Establishing its identity as purveyor of home cooked meals, in a take out style operation, Luba the business’ founder was among the first to introduce the schnitzel into the city’s general public. In 2001 Luba passed away and for many years the Schnitzel Queen sat empty until a German couple by the names of Bernard and Theresa took it over and brought it back up to steam. For 5 years they ran the business using their own unique recipes that they had accumulated from their previous years in the food industry. However, due to their age they agreed to retire and in the process of knowing me simultaneously decided that they would like to bestow the business and its legacy into my possession. Seeing the quirky nature for which i am most known for, both Bernard and Theresa believed that my wacky approach to the business would only compliment the growing success of the Schnitzel Queen. In the two years since i took over as owner i have changed nothing to re-brand the business as any thing more then a positive space for a cheap but tasty home cooked meals. Like Luba, Bernard and Thesea before me, the Schnitzel Queen lives on in tradition.
The Man Behind the Schnitz
Well for those who want to know, my name is Karl Hubsch. I am a 31 year old entrepreneur as well as husband to loving and supportive family. For many years i was a trained massage therapist running my own business on King street until the opportunity to jump into the food industry came with the ownership of the Schnitzel Queen. I gravitated towards making schnitzels, as opposed to other meals, because of its connection with my cultural background being that i am from Czech and German decent. Schnitzel was always a staple in my family. Remembering my earliest years as a child i always recalled enjoying the process of making and eating schnitzel on Sunday afternoons for family and friends to enjoy. By the time i was in high school i began to experiment and make my own and inviting my friends who were all to willing to indulge. It was during this era of "schnitzel flirting" that i mentioned that one day i would be serving schnitzel as a profession. Well the day came and now i am getting more people Schnit-Faced then ever before.
What is a Schnitzel
Im here to educate and bring the word of the schnitz for those who do not know. A schnitzel is a thinly pounded piece of pork that is than breaded, seasoned and deep fried. Somewhere deep in the schnitz-dimension the process makes it a magical and tasty treat for all to enjoy. Traditionally schnitzel is served with a sliced lemon with a side of potato salad and or sauerkraut. But it is quite well known for those who eat and make schnitzel that it can be made with or into just about anything.The versatility of the schnitzel is what makes it so good to serve. Whether it be made traditionally, in a sandwich or as sliders and horderves the potential of the schnitzel is truly a eaters delight.
Why We Need the Money
We need the 5 000 to start renovating an existing kitchen, I have found two in the general area and have made the basic calculation to cover equipment, materials, and labour. If we could get 50 000 and higher then I would be able to build a new kitchen from scratch, that would give me more options on possibilities of locations because so many commercial units are just empty shells. Or a FOOD TRUCK.
I have a wife and a child - who is now going on two years old. To me she is the Schnitzel Queen. It is essentially all for her. We are just trying to get the business to function on a family level and more accessible to the general public.
Risks and challenges
The risks are the same as any other building or renovating of a kitchen, there will be building permits needed and municipal codes to follow, some may take longer than others, but I have a strong group of supporters with the know how to finish the project. I am dedicated to completing the project, and with my ability to get the right people on my side in the construction phases, e.g. my father is a interior designer and painter, my father in-law is a master plumber, my step uncle is a master electrician, my step father is a painter and builder, plus my two cousins are general contractors and also a very close friend of mine also is in this category. They have my back and are ready to help out when needed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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