$2,156
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19
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, April 5 2019 6:22 PM UTC +00:00
$2,156
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
19
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, April 5 2019 6:22 PM UTC +00:00

About

Hot Mess Burgers and Pies

As far back as I can remember I have wanted to be a chef. Immediately after high school I moved to Portland, Or to attend Oregon Culinary Institute. I worked as a pastry chef for many years in the city before moving back to the Tri Cities to be closer to family. Here I have managed to have a successful career working for small locally owned restaurants as an executive chef. Three years ago I met Kagen, of Kagen Coffee and Crepes and we joined up so that I could help him with my food knowledge, and in return he helped me get my microbakery "Hot Mess Baking" going. In December we fell in love with a location in the Parkway of Richland, and decided we needed to move to the next level and open my dream burger shop.

My goal with Hot Mess Burgers and Pies is to show that locally sourced farm to fork cooking does not need to be kept to high priced fancy dining, and that it can be utilized in a fun, family friendly affordable restaurant.When I started I worked at a restaurant that made everything including ketchup, and mayo from scratch and want to get back to those roots.

My other love has always been classic science fiction and horror movies, and those from the 50's and 60's have always held a special place in my heart for the ways they managed to work around the limitations of the time to tell stories of far away planets and alien life that still hold up to this day. We are going to draw our motif from this recreating a classic 50's diner feel with all of our favorite classic movies and monsters being portrayed through the restaurant and menu.

As always happens when opening a restaurant once we got into our space we discovered it would not be as easy as we thought to get our space the way we want it to be. We are looking for help to finish the installation of our hood ventilation system, and finish making our space reflect that nostalgic feel we are shooting for!


Waffle Fry Poutine!
Waffle Fry Poutine!
Hot Mess Pie, French silk with white and dark chocolate on a pretzel crust!
Hot Mess Pie, French silk with white and dark chocolate on a pretzel crust!
The Big Mess Burger, two 1/3 lb beef patties with lettuce, onion, tomato, pickle, and 1,000 island dressing on a potato bun!
The Big Mess Burger, two 1/3 lb beef patties with lettuce, onion, tomato, pickle, and 1,000 island dressing on a potato bun!

Risks and challenges

Any restaurant poses risk of closing, but with a very strong staff and 15 years of experience running restaurants I have the utmost confidence in our ability to open and maintain our restaurant.

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    Sticker

    Get a free logo sticker and a copy of our menu mailed to you(might be a fun coupon attached to that menu )😉

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    Sticker and a slice!

    For only twenty dollars you can get one of our logo stickers and a free slice of pie on your first visit!

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    Free Hot Mess sticker and enrollment into our loyalty program starting with a buy one get one free coupon

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    Free sticker and meal

    Get one of our logo stickers, plus a coupon for a free meal plus dessert after our open

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    T-Shirt VIP soft opening

    Get a free hot mess t-shirt with a free meal/dessert coupon and a VIP invite for you +1 to our soft opening!

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    Free Burgers for a year

    Free T shirt, an invite to our soft openings, and a card for one free meal per visit in our first year of business!

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    GOLDEN MESS VIP FOR LIFE

    Not only do you get a t shirt, and an invitation to our VIP soft opening, but also a non expiring card worth the value of one free meal and dessert for life. We will also work with you to make a special burger of the week in your honor!

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Funding period

- (30 days)