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Doughnut Lounge is a unique doughnut shop/bar coming to Westport, KC.
Doughnut Lounge is a unique doughnut shop/bar coming to Westport, KC.
338 backers pledged $27,009 to help bring this project to life.

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 OUR STORY: 

Hi. My name is Jake, and this is my oldest daughter Arletta. My wife and I and our two daughters live in Westport, a midtown neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri. About three years ago, I began to dream about doing more than just living in my neighborhood. I wanted to give back and add something fresh to its already beautiful, unique, and eclectic scene. We love where we live and have a passion for our neighborhood. Not just to stay there, not just to sleep and wake there, but to fully live there – to give our creativity, passion, and love to the place where we reside, to grow roots there. About three years ago, I began to dream about being rooted here, in my place, in my neighborhood, to give new life and create new space in such an amazing city.

THIS IS WHERE IT GETS DIFFERENT: 

 We began to dream about providing our Westport neighborhood with a one-of-a-kind doughnut shop. Not just your normal doughnut shop, but more like a lounge with a fully stocked bar, serving hand crafted cocktails, beer, and wine in the evening and respected coffee, tea, and fresh juice in the morning. A place where our neighbors can connect and converse, and our neighborhood can grow. And not just any doughnut, but a different type of doughnut: hand-forged classics that get combined with the sweetest and most savory ingredients to make a unique one-of-a-kind doughnut.

PRODUCT: 

Dream about this with me: classic varieties like yeast risen, cake, and old fashion doughnuts, along with more creative creations like, double chocolate nutella, s’more, creme brulee, and maple bacon doughnuts. Then, to step it up one more notch, what about combining doughnuts with some of our favorite foods, like a doughnut bowl with bacon and Mac n’ Cheese, pizza doughnut, or a biscuits and gravy doughnut. We have been dreaming and creating for some time now, and our dreams have led us to the Doughnut Lounge. 

LOCATION:

Kansas City feels right to start a business like the Doughnut Lounge. The city is ripe for fresh culinary energy, and the time is perfect for a different type of doughnut. The time is perfect for a different type of bar where friendship and creativity grow together. We don’t just want to serve you- we want to live with you, create with you, craft with you, converse with you. But we need you. We need our neighbors.

OUR JOURNEY & REWARDS:

 

We have had a great start moving into our new space and starting construction, but it has taken us longer and has been more challenging than we could have imagined. We believe in this doughnut shop. Our team is growing with incredibly gifted chefs, bartenders, baristas, servers, and managers. We have also felt your support and the love of our neighbors like never before. When we have experienced challenges, we have relied on our amazing team, and our friends and neighbors. Now, we need you. With this Kickstarter we have strived to provide amazing rewards to give you, the investor, a great return on your investment. Everything from swag, private parties, doughnuts for life, etc. Thank you for your support! 

OUR NEED:

Our neighbors and folks we meet often ask how they can help. Sometimes, it’s really hard to put that into a practical answer, but now we have something to direct you toward. We are itching to launch but need some help to open the doors. We are seeking to raise $25,000 to offset inventory and personnel needs. While opening a new business has its challenges, we have been reminded again and again of the love of our Westport neighbors: we can’t pull this off without you. We need you, our neighbors, to help us make a doughnut difference in Westport. 

THANK YOU !! 

We would be remiss if we did not thank all of the amazing people that have supported and believed in us since day one. We would not be here without you. We believe that our story is your story too. Thanks for helping us write an adventure that is fun, exciting, and life changing. We are in this together, and we love you. And for those of you about to jump on board: come on in, this is going to be fun! Let’s doughnut different, together.

 

Risks and challenges

Our Kickstarter project covers most operation cost to get these doors open. Of course, we have other expenses. Everything from permits, architecture, construction, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, equipment, buildout, furnishings, etc. are being financed separately, apart from the kickstarter. A major part of the equation is an opportunity for us to share this idea from the ground up with you, our family and friends. Together, we can get these doors open.

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    Pledge $3 or more About $3

    One sticker & doughnut of your choice at our Doughnut Lounge shop. (excludes Noduts)

    **choose classic or signature doughnut**

    Example:
    "Classic"- standard risen glazed, old fashion, or cake
    "Signature"- pineapple upside down, s'more, or double chocolate Nutella
    "Nodut"- read the next reward.

    **we can't ship doughnuts, but will send a voucher for when you come visit us**

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    One sticker & nodut of your choise at our Doughnut Lounge shop.

    "NO-DUT"
    noun
    a fried cake of sweetened dough, typically in the shape of a ball or ring with the addition of something savory. i.e mac & cheese, bbq, pizza, chicken, hot dog.

    **we can't ship doughnuts, but will send a voucher for when you come visit us**

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    Pledge $6 or more About $6

    FRIEND FINDER:
    Bring a friend or eat them both yourself..

    Two sticker & two doughnut of your choice at our Doughnut Lounge shop. (excludes Noduts)

    **choose classic or signature doughnut**

    **we can't ship doughnuts, but will send a voucher for when you come visit us**

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    NODUT FRIEND FINDER:
    Bring a friend or eat them both yourself...

    Two stickers & two Noduts of your choice at our Doughnut Lounge shop.

    **we can't ship doughnuts, but will send a voucher for when you come visit us**

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    One custom Doughnut Lounge tote bag, sticker, and one doughnut. (excludes Noduts)

    **we can't ship doughnuts, but will send a voucher for when you come visit us**

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    Voucher!!!

    $25 Doughnut Lounge Voucher for only $20.

    Perfect for christmas, birthdays, give aways, etc. Buy 1, 5, or 100...

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    One "Case of the Mondays" - a box of 13 doughnut's to take to work, share with friends, or eat them all yourself. (excludes Noduts)

    **we can't ship doughnuts, but will send a voucher for when you come visit us**

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    One limited edition Doughnut Lounge t-shirt, sticker, & one doughnut. (excludes Noduts)

    **we can't ship doughnuts, but will send a voucher for when you come visit us**

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    NEW REWARD ADD!!!

    DOUGHNUT LOUNGE BABY ONESIE!!!

    SIZES:
    3-6M 7-15LBS
    6-12M 16-22LBS

    Also,sticker, and one doughnut. (excludes Noduts)

    **PLEASE ADD $5 FOR SHIPPING**

    **we can't ship doughnuts, but will send a voucher for when you come visit us**

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    One limited edition Doughnut Lounge tote bag & one "case of the mondays" (box of 13 doughnuts), & sticker. (excludes Noduts)

    **we can't ship doughnuts, but will send a voucher for when you come visit us**

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    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    One custom Doughnut Lounge t-shirt & one "case of the mondays" (box of 13 doughnuts), & sticker. (excludes noduts)

    **we can't ship doughnuts, but will send a voucher for when you come visit us**

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    COFFEE, COFFEE, COFFEE!

    One Doughnut Lounge coffee mug!

    This mug will get you one free drip coffee per day for the first month (30 days) we are open.

    Also,sticker, and one doughnut. (excludes Noduts)

    **we can't ship doughnuts, but will send a voucher for when you come visit us**

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Get your swag!!!

    One custom Doughnut Lounge t-shirt, coffee mug, custom tote bag, one "case of the mondays" (box of 13 doughnuts), & sticker. (excludes noduts)

    **we can't ship doughnuts, but will send a voucher for when you come visit us**

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    **HOT ITEM**

    Special invite for two to our private pre grand opening party. Free doughnuts & drinks included. This will be a party to remember.

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    OFFICE PARTY!!

    With this reward, you will receive 2 dozen doughnuts, 1 dozen noduts (i.e doughnut & gravy or doughnut breakfast sandwich), and 2 boxes of fresh brewed coffee for your group!

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    **EARLY BIRD SPECIAL**

    Limited edition Doughnut Lounge "Black Card". Be one of the few to carry this gem around, which by the way, entitles you to one free donut per visit per day for life! Once these 20 cards are sold, the price will go up! Claim this reward fast!

    **name will be put on card, and ID must always be shown**

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    ***EARLY BIRD SPECIAL***

    Name your own doughnut! Maybe after a loved one? (name has to be appropriate)

    PLUS:
    * limited edition Doughnut Lounge t-shirt
    * one dozen doughnuts (excludes Noduts)
    * sticker

    **we can't ship doughnuts, but will send a voucher for when you come visit us**

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    Pledge $175 or more About $175

    PUT YOUR NAME ON IT!

    For $175 we will put your name or a loved ones name on a chair in Doughnut Lounge. Big time bragging rights right here and only a limited amount of chairs.

    PLUS:
    * limited edition Doughnut Lounge t-shirt
    * one dozen doughnuts (excludes Noduts)
    * sticker

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    Pledge $175 or more About $175

    LIMITED BLACK CARD RELEASE!!!

    Limited edition Doughnut Lounge "Black Card". Be one of the few to carry this gem around, which by the way, entitles you to one free donut per visit per day for life! Once these 25 cards are sold, there will be no more no more sold. Claim this reward fast!

    PLUS:
    * limited edition Doughnut Lounge t-shirt
    * sticker

    **we can't ship doughnuts, but will send a voucher for when you come visit us**

    **name will be put on card, and ID must always be shown**

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    The ability to create with our executive pastry chef your very own doughnut flavor/creation of the week/month and name it. Maybe after your dog? (name has to be appropriate)

    PLUS:
    * limited edition Doughnut Lounge t-shirt
    * one dozen doughnuts (excludes Noduts)
    * sticker

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    Limited edition Doughnut Lounge "Black Card". Be one of the few to carry this gem around, which by the way, entitles you to one free donut per visit per day for life! Once these 25 cards are sold, the price will go up! Claim this reward fast! (excludes Noduts)

    **name will be put on card, and ID must always be shown**

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    52 weeks of doughnuts! Be the hero of the office or your family with 1 dozen doughnuts DELIVERED to your home or office per week for 52 weeks! (has to be within a 10 mile radius & excludes Noduts) Amazing value!!

    **choose classic or signature doughnut**

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    LATE NIGHT DOUGHNUT PARTY!!

    Lets make some doughnuts!! Only this time you and 10 of your friends come in one night and we close up shop and party. Pizza, drinks, doughnuts, you name it. You and your friends will have a blast making doughnuts together with our executive pastry chef, while turning up the music and making some memories.

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    With this pledge, Doughnut Lounge will cater a party for up to 30 people at your house or business. Can you say, yes please?!?!

    **location of party must be within Kansas City area or will be negotiated**

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Funding period

- (30 days)