This project's funding goal was not reached on February 22, 2014.
About this project
We've been serving REAL. GOOD. MEAT. to the good folx of L.A. since 10/2008 at various farmers markets throughout Los Angeles. We started in Watts and have since been to Lawndale, Echo Park, Eagle Rock, and El Segundo. Now we're in Atwater Village (our anchor), Century City, Pershing Square and BofA Plaza Downtown.
We plan to be one of the few places that stays true to barbecue because it's our passion as you can tell by my blog post earlier this month.
We are opening our first restaurant in downtown Los Angeles at the Medallion. Initially we thought we had enough funding to finish out the project but we're finding that may not be the case anymore. The kitchen will be completed with no problems, it's the front of the house we need funding for. We want to make sure we're able to open by the end of April as planned.
The space has already been designed by Kevin Tsai Architecture firm and the smoker has been selected but there is a lot that needs to happen before the doors will open. We plan for this to be the flagship of at least four more restuarants so we plan to be really hands on and big PIMA's (pain in my a$$) throughout the project so we can learn as much as possible for the next location,
The lease is signed the deposit is made and paperwork is underway and we want to make sure that everything doesn't come to a halt because we ran short of funds.
Risks and challenges
Our challenge will be making sure everything and everyone stays on schedule. Since we are building out a completely empty space. We also have to contend with health and city permits and the red tape that goes along with that.
We have a lot of connections in and around the city and we always seem to know someone who knows someone. Because of our current business we're very friend with people in the health department and have actually fed a few.
We also use the local Small Business Development Center as a resources. They have reviewed our lease and help with some funding as well as marketing plans. The staff is always able to point you in the right direction to solve a problem.
We connect to people through food and it has opened a lot of doors for us and I see no reason to mess with what works.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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