Fast Food of the Future!
Can you imagine a future where fast food is actually good for you?
Well, that's exactly my mission with the world's first I Like It RAW Restaurant!
Fast food sucks! It will kill you slowly from the inside out while making you fat, sick and lazy!
Plant-based dishes will make you look and feel like a rockstar and live until you're 200, (or pretty darn close!)
But unlike other major Canadian cities (like Montreal, Vancouver, and, Toronto) there aren't any options in Winnipeg!
The I Like It RAW Restaurant!
I Like It RAW is a 100% plant-based, vegan fast food restaurant with delicious buddah bowls (huge, colourful, beautiful salad bowls with soooo many tastes, textures and tasty ingredients that it'll make your tongue spin!), yummy vegan wraps loaded with fun flavours and exotic superfoods, hearty vegan soups like curried coconut cauliflower and peanut butter pumpkin, as well as plenty of vegan juices and smoothies and raw vegan desserts like the I Like It RAW Carrot Cake with vegan cream cheese icing!
Is your mouth watering yet? ;)
Who is Dana?
I'm a small town Canadian girl that's obsessed with healthy food and helping people transform their lives! I'm so passionate about this mission that I created the I Like It RAW documentary and the I Like It RAW Diet Program to help inspire others.
I've travelled the world studying amazing vegan chefs, restaurants and exotic superfoods and I also have more than 10 years of experience working in the restaurant industry. Now I want to bring healthy, delicious, affordable plant-based fast food to everyone!
But not only is opening a restaurant a HUGE undertaking, it's also VERY expensive. So that's why I'm here on Kickstarter!
I'm trying to raise $50K to cover the start-up costs to open the very first I Like It RAW restaurant in Winnipeg, MB, Canada!
Winnipeg is a fantastic city with an incredible arts and music scene, the proudest hockey fans on the planet, and some amazing local restaurants that'll blow your tastebuds away! Winnipeggers are also some of the friendliest, warmest and most supportive people you'll ever meet- one of the side effects of surviving such cold winters! But unlike most other major Canadian cities, vegan restaurants in Winnipeg are slim to none!
It's time to change that!
What's On The Menu?
Beautiful, bright, colourful, and DELICIOUS dishes!
I Like It RAW will have both cooked and raw dishes, with something for everyone!
Think flavourful Buddah Bowls filled with local and organic produce every colour of the rainbow and crunchy, satisfying Spiralized Pastas that will convert even the most devout spaghetti lovers!
We'll even have Vegan Poke Bowls that'll make you forget about fish forever!
I Like It RAW will also be serving our savoury plant-based soups like pumpkin peanut butter (seriously the best soup in the entire world!), organic juices and fruit smoothies, raw vegan rainbow wraps filled with veggies and rich flavours like spiced zucchini hummus, cashew cream cheese, and the best guacamole you've ever tried!
Plus, Vegan Breakfast Bowls and Breakfast Wraps to kickstart a delicious, nutritious morning for all of our hungry office workers!
Meat-free, dairy-free, oil-free, GMO-free and CRAP-FREE! Fast food that tastes great and is actually good for you!!!
Like I said, opening a restaurant is not cheap! $50K doesn't even come close to covering all of the costs, but it puts a pretty nice dent in things! And it shows the banks that we have some serious support!
The money will be used to help cover start-up costs including buying equipment, inventory, legal fees, hiring staff, and designing our exciting new space!
MORE HEALTH STATS:
These numbers don't lie. This is why it's time to change the future of fast food!
1.9 billion adults are overweight, with 650 million being classified as obese. (World Health Organization)17.9 million people die from cardiovascular diseases every year, with an unhealthy diet being the main cause. (WHO)
And with 7.6 billion people on the planet (increasing by more than 200,000/day), a global reduction in meat consumption could save $31 trillion from health care and climate change costs by the year 2050. (National Academy of Science)
FAST FOOD FACTS:
The restaurant industry serves 18 million customers every day in Canada. (RestaurantsCanada.com)
2018 saw a 94% increase in ‘health food’ ordered by consumers. (GlobalData)
The average Canadian home spends 30% of its food budget in food service, an 8% increase in 2018. (Canada Food Prices Report)
Vegan food and beverage products have seen a 32% year-on-year growth and sales of meat alternatives have reached more than $500 million in the U.S. (Statista)
There’s been a 600% increase in people identifying as vegans in the U.S and Canada in the last 3 years! (GlobalData)
With your support, we can move into our exciting new space in downtown Winnipeg- with the plan to eventually open I Like It RAW locations around the world!
Please share our video or this Kickstarter page and help make the first I Like It RAW Restaurant a REALITY!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! :)
Risks and challenges
Opening a restaurant is a very expensive, stressful, and risky business endeavour, but we believe people NEED a fast food restaurant that's finally going to make them healthy, rather than sick!
We are turning to Kickstarter to help us raise the capital needed to show the banks that we not only have public support, but people are HUNGRY for a healthy fast food alternative!
Banks are always wary to loan to restauranteurs because of the high risk of failure involved but raising $100K with Kickstarter will show the banks that failure is not an option for I Like It RAW!
I Like It RAW's mission is to one day have fast, healthy, affordable and super delicious plant-based food available in every office building, gym, sports centre, cafeteria and anywhere YOU want to eat on the GO!
Together, we can change the fast-food game, for your health, your body, and the future of the planet!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter