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With your help we'll put the 1st Paleo food stand in the center of the nation's fittest city, 7 days per week!
With your help we'll put the 1st Paleo food stand in the center of the nation's fittest city, 7 days per week!
344 backers pledged $21,093 to help bring this project to life.

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Caveman Cafeteria: Where The Hunters Gather! will put the first Paleo food cart on the 16th St Mall, in the heart of Downtown Denver.  

The food cart will be an enclosed 5'x9' trailer with the ability to serve our full Hunter & Gatherer Menus 7 days per week, 6-10 hours per day (4 hours on Sundays only).

The trailer will be fully operational by April 1st at the latest (ambitious goal is March 1st).

The reason we are doing this is our current food truck is unreliable and it has been difficult to maintain a regular schedule.  Denver needs Paleo options regularly, and the food stand will provide that.

We are raising $16,000 minimum (and hope to raise more!).  Those funds will go toward: 

Enclosed 5x9 concession trailer: $8-10k (For used, partially-outfitted food trailer.  Several for sale in the Denver area for this price) 

Example 5'x9' enclosed trailer, currently for sale for $8k, needs some upgrades for our food service model
Example 5'x9' enclosed trailer, currently for sale for $8k, needs some upgrades for our food service model

Additional restaurant equipment: $1-2k (depending on which used trailer we buy, we'll need to install a flat-top grill, two-burner stove, and possibly an exhaust hood, which we'll purchase used and install ourselves)

3k Watt Honda Generator: $2000 (unless we can find one used for less, but hard to come by in the winter) 

1st Months' Rent on 16th St Mall: $550

1st Month's Food Cost: $2000

Food Costs for pledge rewards (conservative estimate): $1200 (at least, depending on how many pledges we get!) 

Kickstarter & Amazon Payments Fees: Roughly $1300 (5% and 3-4% respectively) 

And if we go over $16,000 we'll have some great stretch rewards, so keep your eyes peeled for that and let us know if you have any great ideas in the comments!

Risks and challenges

We are uniquely poised to deal with risks and challenges associated with this project. We have already accomplished a high level of food service from our food truck, but we are limited by the mechanical problems. The food cart will have far fewer mechanical problems (no engine, fewer moving parts) and we will be able to focus on food service rather than being mechanics.

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FAQ

  • The menu will be similar, perhaps identical, to our food truck menu. The menu is fairly seasonal but the main entrees stay the same (Bistro Steak, Short Rib, Sliders, Sausage & Peppers). We will add a chicken dish and possibly a wagyu meatloaf that is shaping up to be amazing. Check out our current menu on our website under the food truck tab.

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    Thank you so much for helping to create a real food revolution, you can pet our mascot Boris! Stop by the food truck anytime (check the website & Twitter @DenverCaveman for locations).

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    Come to the food truck now or food stand (after April 1st, assuming we're funded!) and have your choice of any two items from the Gatherer Menu:
    -deep-fried brussels sprouts
    -sweet potato fries
    -zucchini salad
    -coconut kale
    -seasonal items as available

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    Choice of one item from the Gatherer Menu AND one item from the Hunter Menu:
    -Bistro Steak (grass-fed wagyu w/ portobellos & housemade demi-glace (marrow sauce)
    -Braised Short Rib (comes w/Gatherer Side)
    -Grass-Fed Wagyu Sliders (3 per order)
    -Sausage & Peppers
    -Seasonal items as available

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    A Caveman Cafeteria hat OR t-shirt delivered to you!

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    Choice of any item from Hunter Menu and two items from Gatherer Menu!

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    Choice of any item from Hunter or Gatherer Menu plus a Caveman Cafeteria hat OR t-shirt!

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    Caveman Cafeteria hat AND t-shirt delivered to you anywhere in the US!

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    5 free items from the Hunter or Gatherer Menu at the food stand on 16th St Mall

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    5 free items from the Hunter and 5 from the Gather Menu at the food stand on 16th St Mall

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    8 free items from the Hunter or Gatherer Menu and a Caveman Cafeteria hat or t-shirt

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    Gatherer Package: 8 free meals w/ sides at the food truck or food stand (meal = 1 item from Hunter Menu & 1 item from Gatherer Menu) and a Caveman Cafeteria hat AND t-shirt

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    Hunter Package: 12 free meals w/ sides at the food truck or food stand plus both a Caveman Cafeteria hat AND t-shirt

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    CAVEMAN Package: 15 free meals w/ sides at the food truck or food stand plus both a Caveman Cafeteria hat AND t-shirt

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    FOOD TRUCK PARTY: for up to 30 of your closest friends, family and colleagues. OR, 35 free meals w/ side at the food truck or food stand. Denver only.

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    FOOD TRUCK PARTY: for up to 50 of your closest friends, family and colleagues. OR, 55 free meals w/ side at the food truck or food stand. Denver only.

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    GREATEST HITS: Mix and match your favorite pledge rewards from those listed above (sum of items must be $1000 or less).

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    FOOD TRUCK PARTY: For up to 75 of your closest friends, family and colleagues. (THIS CAN BE DIVIDED INTO TWO SEPARATE DATES, PERFECT FOR COMPANY PARTIES OR EVENTS) OR, 85 free meals w/ side at the food truck or food stand. Denver only.

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    GREATEST HITS VOL. 2: You guessed it, pick your favorite from the above and mix and match rewards until you hit $1,500!

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    FOOD TRUCK PARTY: For up to 100 of your closest friends, family and colleagues. (THIS CAN BE DIVIDED INTO TWO SEPARATE DATES, PERFECT FOR COMPANY PARTIES OR EVENTS) OR, 110 free meals w/ side at the food truck or food stand. Denver Only.

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    GREATEST HITS VOL. 3: Mix & Match $2500 worth of your favorite prizes from above

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    GREATEST HITS VOL. 4: Mix & Match $3000 worth of your favorite prizes from above

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    CAVEMAN ANTHOLOGY: Celebrate our entire catalogue! (Add up any of the prizes above that you'd like, limit $5000)

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Funding period

- (33 days)