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Gear 'N Cog Bistro will be a community orientated restaurant. We will provide freshly prepared food from high quality ingredients.

Executive Summary

Gear ‘N Cog Bistro (GCB) has the goal to become a community-orientated restaurant where families feel comfortable to bring their entire family. We will offer freshly prepared items made of the highest quality ingredients. The restaurant will be located in a town with few services, Garfield, WA.

The community of Garfield has been without a restaurant and gathering spot for local residents for over two years. While Amanda Rawlings, owner of Hearth of the Dragon, was looking for a commissary kitchen for her catering business, the Garfield PDA expressed their desire for a restaurant in their town. By opening the restaurant in Garfield not only will it take care of the community needs but also serve as the needed commissary kitchen for Hearth of the Dragon.

Through social networking and advertising GCB intends on making Garfield, WA a destination location for surrounding communities. The owner (Amanda Rawlings) and the talented staff that she will be hiring have the experience needed to make GCB a success. With todays busy life styles more and more families find themselves eating out. With hard work and persistence from GCB staff this restaurant will become a new favorite option for many families in Garfield and the surrounding areas.

What your contribution will do for Gear 'N Cog Bistro

GCB estimates the cost of this project to be $20,000.  The building it self is equipped with basic kitchen equipment such as commercial refrigerator, freezer, oven, tables and chairs for dinning area, plates, silverware, etc.  The building has recently undergone renovations.  These renovations include new ceiling, walls, insulation, heat pump, and walk-in refrigeration compressor.  Floors and lighting will also be replaced with GCBs input.  Between personal investment and a loan from the Clearwater Economic Development Association (CEDA) we have almost reached our goal of $20,000.  As a general rule for how CEDA works they can only offer a percentage of the total project costs.  So, to make this project a reality we still need about $5000.  This money will be used to purchase items such as missing kitchen equipment, furniture, POS system, and initial start up food inventory.          

General Company Description

Gear ‘N Cog Bistro is a community orientated restaurant. We will provide freshly prepared menu items made from the highest quality ingredients.

Spring rolls
Spring rolls

Mission Statement: Our mission at Gear ‘N Cog Bistro is to ensure that each guest receives prompt, professional, friendly, and courteous service. We strive to maintain a clean, comfortable, and well maintained premises for our guests and staff. Our food will be prepared with an emphasis on fresh high quality ingredients at a fair price. By maintaining these objectives we endeavor to provide a comfortable family atmosphere and gathering place for the community.  

Company Goals and Objectives: GCB will offer a sense of community by maintaining a family atmosphere through friendly service. The menu will change frequently based on customer’s feedback. There are 3 influential key success factors and activities that will contribute to the accomplishment of GCB’s goals. These factors include décor and entertainment conducive to a family atmosphere, a menu offering a variety of choices for all age groups, and building high market visibility through brand building and advertising.  

Business Philosophy: GCB’s business philosophy is based on our belief in a comfortable family atmosphere. A place where people of all ages can relax, socialize, and enjoy an exceptional dinning experience. The menu will consist of a wide variety of choices made from fresh high quality ingredients. Value will be a underlying theme of GCB by offering large portions, appealing presentations and great value for money.  

 Company strengths: GCB will be the only full service family orientated restaurant in Garfield, WA. The community as a whole has expressed the need and desire for a restaurant to help grow the community.

Personal experience and skills: GCB will be a family run business utilizing the skills and strengths of each of it’s members. By drawing on experiences from past and present family businesses in retail, catering, construction, and viticulture and enology plus putting to use knowledge from employment and educational experiences GCB will be a head of the game.

Products and Services: GCB will serve Bistro-style lunch and dinner, Sunday brunch, ice cream, and will have a full service bar. There will be an emphasis on home-style cooked meals featuring original family recipes made with fresh high quality ingredients. Prices will range from $5 - $15. GCB will be the only full service restaurant in town. The menu will consist of high quality cuisine. GCB will also offer a relaxing living room style seating area, Wi-Fi, big screen TVs, and an informal dinning area. GCB décor will consist of local artisans products, which will be available for resale.

Spinach salad with pear, pecans, Cougar Gold cheese, and a poppy seed dressing.
Spinach salad with pear, pecans, Cougar Gold cheese, and a poppy seed dressing.

To see sample menus of what you might expect to see at Gear 'N Cog Bistro please visit our website:

http://www.gearncogbistro.com/Menu.html

Raspberry Cheesecake
Raspberry Cheesecake

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The owner of Gear 'N Cog Bistro realizes that being in a small town has both its advantages and risks. GCB has thought of many ways to overcome the issue of running a restaurant in a small town. GCB will have a unique and interesting logo designed for them to use on business cards, letterhead, brochures, signage, and t-shirts to help form recognition between the logo and the restaurant. The logo currently being used for this Kickstarter project is a rough draft of what our logo may look like. Ads will be placed in local newspapers to inform neighboring communities of GCB. Specials will be promoted via GCB's website, Facebook, and other social media websites. Loyalty cards will be used for ice cream purchases. Menus will be distributed to local businesses and lodging establishments as well as discount cards to encourage their patrons to visit GCB. GCB is one block from Washington HWY 27 that runs from Spokane to Pullman. Many Washington State University Cougar fans use this route to attend football games and other WSU events. GCB will have a sign out on the HWY to inform people of the restaurant. GCB will also have special events at the restaurant such as open mic nights, or special themed dinners around certain holidays to encourage new people to come from surrounding areas to try GCB.

FAQ

  • No, if we do not reach our goal we don't receive any of the money pledged by our backers.

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  • The city of Garfield and the Garfield PDA own the building. We will be leasing the building and equipment from them. Major renovations to the building are done and paid for by the PDA. GCB does not have free rein over the building and we can only point out health department regulations and give suggestions as to what we would like to see done.

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  • This $5000 will help us to keep our promise to provide large screen TVs for entertainment, a cozy seating area for those who want to relax and either use our WiFi or play a board game while waiting for their food. This money will help us create a dinning area with a friendly family atmosphere that everyone can enjoy.
    This money will also be a cushion incase the first few months are a little rough and we have unexpected costs. As we all know things don't always go as planned and we want to make sure we can continue to provide friendly service and good food even if we run across some unexpected hiccups in our plan.

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