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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!

Winnipeg Harvest Bowl
Winnipeg Harvest Bowl

Problem? 

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!

Solution? 

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? ;)

Dana Giesbrecht, I Like It RAW founder
Dana Giesbrecht, I Like It RAW founder

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, Manitoba, Canada!
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada!

Why Winnipeg? 

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!

Almond Butter Satay Rainbow Bowl
Almond Butter Satay Rainbow Bowl

We'll even have Vegan Poke Bowls that'll make you forget about fish forever!

Mermaid Poke Bowl
Mermaid Poke Bowl

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!

Protein Power Bowl
Protein Power Bowl

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!!! 

$100K - Stretch Goal to Cover All Start-Up Costs
$100K - Stretch Goal to Cover All Start-Up Costs

Why $50K?

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)

Save the planet with plant-based food!
Save the planet with plant-based food!

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)

70% of the global population is reducing their meat consumption! (GlobalData)
70% of the global population is reducing their meat consumption! (GlobalData)

In Conclusion

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!

Burrito Bowl
Burrito Bowl

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! :)

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Please SHARE our mission!

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!

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    Every Dollar Counts

    You’re an amazing human being! Thank you so much for helping to make the first I Like It RAW restaurant a reality!

    We love you!!!

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    One Delicious Dish!

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    Founders Wall!

    Your name in perpetuity on the I Like It RAW founders wall! We’re going to carve your name into the I Like It RAW restaurant, then send you a special social media shout-out video, thanking you for your contribution!

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    It's a Date!

    A beautiful, plant-based meal for you and a special someone, complete with bevies, I Like It RAW entrees and dessert!

    We’ll make you and your love feel like raw food royalty!

    We'll also snap a photo with you and post it to our social media pages as a special thank you!


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    Fancy Brunch Party!

    Everyone loves a Brunch Party!

    You and 3 friends are invited to the ultimate brunch party at I Like It RAW!

    We're going to have music, entertainment, and plenty of gourmet plant-based breakfast bowls, burritos, nibbles, juices and smoothies for everyone!

    Get dolled up, dressed up, and looking slick for the ultimate Sunday Funday Brunch Party at our brand new I Like It RAW location!

    We’ll even film and edit the event for you as a video memento!
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    VIP PARTY!

    Invitation for 2 to our exclusive V.I.P. opening party!

    We’re throwing a party and we want you to attend! Come and celebrate the opening of I Like It RAW with us and we’ll feed you in style!

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    Fruity ART!

    Calling all art lovers! Let’s get fruity!

    We’ll send you a one-of-a-kind fruit juice body art piece created by The RAW Mermaid herself, plus a special video of the artwork being created!

    Dana will thank you for your generous pledge as she creates your art, and then we’ll send you the video too!

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    Superfood Extravaganza!

    You and 3 guests are invited to a private Superfood Cooking Party at I Like It RAW!

    We’ll give you and your besties a private superfood cooking class, with plenty of delicious raw food, juices and desserts to try!

    We’ll even film and edit the event for you as a video memento of the night!

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    RAW SPA NIGHT!

    Bring 10 of your favourite people to a RAW SPA NIGHT to remember!

    Whether you're celebrating a birthday, bachelorette or just want a night to be beautiful with your besties, we're going to make sure you have the best night ever!

    Experience plenty of I Like It RAW delicious dishes, juices and smoothies and desserts, a superfood cooking class, PLUS a series of superfood facials for everyone!

    We’ll even film and edit the event for you as a video memento of the night!

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    Chef's Table Experience!

    This is your opportunity to get the ultimate I Like It RAW Chef's Table experience for 4!

    Join us for a private 7-course menu tasting where we infuse some of the world's most exotic superfoods into a beautiful 7-course plant-based meal.

    Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, treating your favourite business client or just want a truly unique dining experience, we're going to treat you and your guests like royalty.

    We're going to do something super special for you and your guests which will have you reminiscing about your incredible experience for years!

    And we’ll even film and edit the event for you as a video memento of the night!

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    Private Plant-Based Party!

    Throw a party & let us do all the work!

    Chef Dana will prepare a custom designed tasting menu for you and up to 20 guests in the convenience of your own home!

    Office party, bachelorette, or just a reason to celebrate- we're going to make sure everyone has plenty of delicious I Like It RAW dishes to feast on and a fabulous night they'll never forget!

    Plus, we take care of everything including clean up!

    And we’ll even film and edit the event for you as a video memento of the night!

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    DATE NIGHT for a YEAR!

    Want to show the most important person in your world how much you love them AND their health?

    Bring that special someone for an exotic superfood date night once a week for a YEAR!!!

    That's 52 weeks of delicious I Like It RAW dishes with your sweetie on us!

    Let us know when your anniversary is and we'll make that night EXTRA SPECIAL!

    We’ll even film and edit the night for you as a video memento of the night!

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    Let us help you find the one!

    Bring one of your bumble/tinder/match/Pokemon Go dates to I Like It RAW once a week for a year... and eventually, we're sure you'll find someone you like! (Or at the very least your dates will all be impressed with your taste in delicious, healthy food!)

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    RAW Food Fundraiser!

    Let us Host Your Fundraiser!

    Did you know that Dana is also a professional emcee?

    Let Dana host your corporate dinner, fundraiser, staff xmas party, or whatever other celebration you need a host for!

    She’ll even design a special tasting menu and give your guests a superfood cooking demo as they indulge in their raw food feasts!

    And we’ll even film and edit the event for you as a video memento of the night!
    (Limit: 100 ppl)

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