Hey Cashew fans, friends, & supporters!!
We are so excited for the opportunity to expand Cashew into a bigger, greater space!
When Cashew opened in September of 2013, we were one of only two vegan restaurants in the Chattanooga area. With offerings for lunch such as burgers, nachos, and loaded sweet potatoes topped with our house-made cashew cheese sauce, we have been able to win over herbivores and omnivores alike. Cashew quickly became a favorite for those seeking nutritious vegan meals and baked goods.
If you've come to Cashew you know we are small but mighty. We have been able to make the limited space work for us throughout the past four years, but we have also been greatly hindered by it. Our tiny 170 sq. ft kitchen (inside of a 900 sq. ft space) has been pretty much maxed out since the early days. We have had to be creative and thoughtful in planning menu items with so many restrictions on equipment and space.
With the sudden opportunity to expand we feel now is the perfect time to take Cashew to the next level.
While we have been saving up funds for this project, in order to fully cover costs of construction, renovations, and new equipment we need your help. We are asking for $35,000 through Kickstarter to fund a portion of these expenses. Total project costs will be over $100,000.
We are offering some cool incentives at many different levels. We hope you can find one that strikes your fancy.
Please share our story and donate what you can!
Risks and challenges
Our first priority is knocking down walls, making our dining area and kitchen bigger, and constructing a new front counter. Our second priority is making sure our entire space is brought up to code. This is an extensive project with a lot of changes to the existing electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems. Our third priority is updating our flooring and lighting. We are already in the process of finding the right contractor to make this happen. While we are in a hurry to complete this expansion, some aspects of the project will take longer than others. After construction is done, if the budget allows, then we will begin to add on menu items and new equipment.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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