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Nigel MacaulayBy Nigel Macaulay
First created
Nigel MacaulayBy Nigel Macaulay
First created
£194
pledged of £10,000pledged of £10,000 goal
6
backers
13days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, December 2 2018 5:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Thanks for checking out our Kickstarter. We hope you’ll hop on board with us.

LT:Ačiū, kad peržiūrėjote mūsų kikstarterį. Mes tikimės, kad Jūs prisidėsite prie šios idėjos.

THE IDEA 

Our aim is to build a space that’s creative, social and inspiring. The basis of this will be a double decker bus.

LT: Pagrindinė idėja: Mūsų tikslas sukurti tokią vietą, kuri būtų bendruomeniška, įkvepianti ir kūrybiška. O būtent tai galėtų būti dviejų aukštu autobusas.

The bus in the UK
The bus in the UK

Why a bus...well because it’s portable and affordable. Whilst we have a location to trade from, some of the most in need are unable to travel so, we’ll go to them and because of the low overheads we can offer the space for free to those with great ideas that are unable to hire a venue and give them a place to work from.

THE CONCEPT

Downstairs there will be a retail space, free information & learning resources and a kitchen & service area for those on the fly to grab a bite to eat and a coffee…

LT: Kodėl autobusas? O todėl, kad jis nereikalauja didelių investicijų ir yra mobilus. Kol kitos įstaigos, kurios prekiauja maistu, negali keisti savo buvimo vietos, mes tai padaryti galime laisvai. Taip pat dėl mažesnių išlaidų galėsime pasiūlyti darbo vietą tiems, kurie turi puikių idėjų. 

Upstairs there’s a board game cafe and seating, with space for hot desking and collaborative working, with access to wifi and charging points.

LT: Antrajame aukšte rasite vietas stalo žaidimams, karštoms diskusijoms ir aišku jaukią ir patogią vietą tiesiog išgerti kavos ir skaniai pavalgyti. Taip pat prie kiekvieno stalo rasite rozetes įkrovimui, taip pat autobuse bus nemokamas Wi-fi todėl galėsite be sunkumų atlikti įvairius darbus.

And outside they’ll be further seating and a service area for those who just want to ‘grab & go’.

LT: Šiltuoju sezonu pas mus rasite lauko terasą, kurioje galėsite patogiai atsisėsti, pavalgyti ir atsigaivinti gėrimais.

THE DOUBLE DECKER BUS’ PRIMARY FUNCTIONS 

LT: Dviejų aukštų autobuso pagrindinės funkcijos:

 Kitchen & Restaurant - Serving up everything from ‘The Full English’ to Fish & Chips, using locally sourced produce and fully compostable packaging. 

LT: Virtuvė ir restoranas- gaminsime viską nuo pilnų angliškų pusryčių iki garsiųjų Fish & Chips naudodami tik pačios aukščiausios kokybės produktus ir pilnai suyrančias ekologiškas pakuotes.

Coffee Bar serving BIG MUGS of our own roasted coffee and blends of tea. And, of course, "The beans on the bus are freshly ground, freshly ground, freshly ground"

LT: Kavos baras ruoš pačios aukščiausios kokybės kavą, kuri bus skrudimama vietoje. Tiems kas nemėgsta kavos pasiūlysime skanios arbatos puodelį.

Games Cafe & Workspace - A place to relax, play, eat, work, learn, and meet new friends

LT: Kavos baras ruoš pačios aukščiausios kokybės kavą, kuri bus skrudimama vietoje. Tiems kas nemėgsta kavos pasiūlysime skanios arbatos puodelį.

Events - Kids Club, Wellness & Happiness Courses, Makerspace Days, Film Nights, Sports and LOTS more... 

LT: Renginiai- vaikų klubas, filmų vakarai, sporto varžybų transliavimas, įvairūs kursai ir dar daug aktualių pramogų. Bendruomenė:

A TYPICAL WEEK OF EVENTS

  • Monday - Board Games Club
  • Tuesday - School Visit
  • Wednesday - Mummy's Morning and Open Space Event Evening
  • Thursday - Film Night
  • Friday - Escape the Office & Food & Fun
  • Saturday - Board Games, All Day
  • Sunday - Kids Club, Sunday Roast, Sunday Social

COMMUNITY

We know that launching a business on any scale is never achieved without the involvement of the surrounding community. We’ve been talking with friends, family, people in the street, business owners and business groups, NGOs, clubs and societies, schools and government institutions, those that help the most vulnerable in society and even the police about our bus. Our amazing experience with these talented, focused people has strengthened our resolve to draw on community resources whenever possible and has given us an understanding what’s most needed. Yes we’d like to change the world – but we need local support to do it.

LT: Mes žinome, kad kiekvienas verslas negali išsiversti be bendruomenės prisidėjimo. Mes daug laiko praleidome diskutuodami apie šią autobuso idėją su draugais, nepažįstamais žmonėmis, verslininkais, mokytojais, policininkais ir kitų profesijų atstovais. Ši nuostabi patirtis padėjo suprasti tai, ko mums labiausiai reikia, norint pasiekti užsibrėžtą tikslą. Ir taip mes norėtume pakeisti pasaulį, tačiau tam reikalinga jūsų pagalba.

Sharing, collaborating, engaging - this is what we all seek and food brings people together more than anything. On the business side, we have made a conscious decision to create an environment of collaboration and community with other small businesses. With that in mind we’re sourcing all supplies locally and we’re offering startups and SME’s space for hot-desking and co-working with free wi-fi and charging points. 

LT: Dalijimasis, bendradarbiavimas, užsiėmimai - tai, ko mes visi siekiame, ir maistas suvienija žmones daugiau nei bet kas kitas. Mūsų idėja- sukurti tokią atmosferą, kuri skatintų bendradarbiavimą. Galvodami apie tai, mes siūlome vietą diskusijoms, darbui ir poilsiui.

We’ll offer our entire space free of charge to individuals & groups who fit the following criteria:

  • Their aim is to improve the lives of others through community, creativity or education; 
  • And they are free to charge for their event as long as they commit to our space by using our cafe for all food and drinks.

Our bus will be part of the worldwide Action for Happiness Happy Cafe Network which is designed to bring people together over a cup of coffee and equip them with the scientifically researched skills for living a happier life. We’ll be running courses about this as one of the many events on our calendar. 

LT: Šis autobusas taip pat bus, dalis pasaulyje vykdomos laimės akcijos kuri tiesiog suburia žmones kartu išgerti puodelį kavos. Mes savo programoje taip pat esame numatę vykdyti laimės kursus ir taip gyventi laimingesnį gyvenimą.

THE FOOD

We’d like to offer EVERYONE the choice of wholesome, well-prepared food that will delight the taste buds and spark the imagination without breaking the bank. 

LT: Mes norime jums duoti galimybę nusipirkti gerai ir skaniai paruoštą maistą už protingą kainą.

By drawing from our roots and contracting with local producers whenever possible, we’ll provide good food at a low cost, democratizing access to quality fare and hopefully catalyzing a change in taste along the way.

TYPICAL MENU

Depending on the time of day, we have seasonal, rotating menus with a few staples. Here are some examples:

  • Porridge
  • 'Full English'
  • Cream Teas
  • Fish & Chips
  • Burgers
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding 

PACKAGING & WASTE

Biodegradable, compostable and recyclable packaging
Biodegradable, compostable and recyclable packaging

We're committed to be a 'Zero Waste to Landfill' company. How? Well we’ve sourced a local supplier of packaging that’s made from wood pulp, sourced from responsibly managed & sustainable forests. It is manufactured using a unique process to provide a higher durability, making it tear resistant. The products are lined with a water resistant, plant based and biodegradable coating meaning all our food boxes, cups and trays can be recycled and are also compostable, and by managing the waste stream and selecting suppliers that uphold this aim, we committed to ensure no waste goes to landfill.

LT: Pakuotė ir atliekos: Stipriai augant žmonių vartojimui ir atsiliekant vartojimo kultūrai, nusprendėme stengtis kuo mažiau kenkti gamtai. Mes susisiekėme su pakuočių tiekėjais, ir galime garantuoti, kad pakuotės bus ekologiškos ir lengvai perdirbamos. Šių pakuočių dėka, mūsų autobusas gamtai žalos padarys mažiau nei naudojant paprastas pakuotes.

WHERE WILL THE BUS BE BASED AND WHERE WILL THE BUS GO?

This Double Decker Bus Cafe is mobile, and it will park and serve gamification & deliciousness around Lithuania throughout 2019 whilst raising the cash for “The no.2 Bus” that will be heading to the UK for 2020.

We’ve a location secured at present and for the foreseeable future & we have other potential sites with an interest in housing us already. While the exact schedule has yet to be determined, we expect to have a regular weekly schedule 4-5 days a week, a wild card location 1-2 days a week, and then be available for festivals, school fairs, business events, weddings/private functions and more.

LT: Kur bus pastatytas autobusas: Šis autobusas bus mobilus, todėl jo buvimo vietą galėsime keisti priklausomai nuo aplinkybių (vykstančių švenčių, renginių ir t.t) Apibendrinant, mes būtume labai dėkingi jei Jūs prisidėtumėte prie šios gražios mūsų idėjos. 

By now, you’ve probably seen a lot of the awards on the right hand side of this project page, and we won’t labour the point here. We’ve worked hard to provide real value to supporting our campaign. 

Overall, we are just so excited to share this project with you, and to bring such a fun thing to the world.

We would LOVE any help we can get, and if you can’t help the campaign with your own funds, tell your friends and family. 

Follow us on Facebook & please SHARE any of our posts and be sure to use our #GameBusLT hashtag when you do.

LT: Jei neturite tam galimybės, tuomet padėsite mums pasidalindami šia idėja su savo draugais ir artimaisiais- socialiniuose tinkluose naudokite mūsų hashtag’ą #GameBusLT.   

OUR SHAKES & LADDERS DICE TOWER IS NOW IN PRODUCTION!

OUR NEW DICE TOWER!
OUR NEW DICE TOWER!

If you have any questions about the REWARDS or if you want to combine some, please e-mail us and we’d be happy to discuss anything with you. 

YOUR SUPPORT WILL ASSIST THESE MUCH NEEDED PURCHASES:

LT:Jūsų parama mums padės įsigyti svarbiausius daiktus:

  • The Bus
  • Exhaust Hood
  • Flat-Top Griddle
  • Fryer
  • Refrigeration
  • Generator
  • 3 Basin Sink
  • Water Tanks & Pump

LT: ● Autobusą ● Gartraukį ● Viryklę ● Šaldytuvus ●Kriaukles ●Generatorių ●Vandens talpyklas ir siurblį

The Team!
The Team!
 

WE CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOU, WE WANT YOU TO BE A PART OF MAKING THIS BUS COME TO LIFE, SO BACK US TODAY!

Risks and challenges

Shakes & Ladders is, relatively speaking, a new business. However, between us we have 15 years experience in food, hospitality and events management, from which we bring valuable experience and expertise. In addition, we are lucky to have strong relationships with some very experienced food, business and design people, who are lending their expertise to us as we grow.

Although we’ve a location secured at present and for the foreseeable future, we cannot guarantee that the site will be available to Shakes & Ladders forever, so what will happen if we have to move? This is exactly why we have chosen to convert a London bus, creating a mobile structure that can be moved to another site in the future, should the need arise. In fact, we have other potential sites with an interest in housing us already. We have done our research around the rules and regulations for a project like this.

There are quite a few burger joints in the UK, Lithuania and around the world. Why will we succeed? We are creative, passionate and extremely hard-working. We feel that the Shakes & Ladders experience; the combination of excellent food made from quality ingredients, games, learning and our commitment to “free space for all” all served up with our infectious energy and fun; is unique.

We work hard to set ourselves apart. In addition, our business model and out-of-the-box thinking in terms of promotion & events ensure that Shakes & Ladders is kept on the map. High levels of customer focus will ensure that Shakes & Ladders won’t be forgotten, we will seriously deliver the best experience when people come.

What if customers lose interest or the 'burger bubble' bursts? We’ve ideas to keep the menu fresh and interesting, introducing specials alongside the firm favourites. At some events we’ll be serving a broader menu. With Shakes and Ladders being more than just a restaurant, there is scope to continue evolving the customer experience, not only with new and innovative menu items, but in terms of the overall experience and use of the space. Special events, like courses on Happiness, game design and business start-ups, will keep the customer experience fresh and exciting.

Finally, we may be good at what we do, but how can backers be sure that we will succeed in making this ‘bus, games, learning, work-space cafe’ thing a reality? The plan has been three years in the making and after research and building a team of people with the knowledge and expertise to support and guide the project it will happen. Some of these, like the master carpenter and electrician, will give their time for free. Others, have been costed in. We recognise the need for people with the very specific skills to make this build happen. We hold the vision, but we know when we need specialists.

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