Fund a donut dream! We need a donut machine, tuition for donut college, a mixer & ingredients so we can sell cake donuts. Read more
This project was successfully funded on January 6, 2012.
About this project
Our new neighborhood restaurant, 606 R&D, in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn is set to open in early 2012. We'll be offering a full breakfast menu, brunch on weekends, lunch, and dinner service complete with a full bar. We realized, in order to make people really smile, we need donuts. Maybe we are doing it for selfish reasons, because we need donuts with our coffee every morning. We assume our neighbors feel the same way. Or they will after they taste our cake donuts.
Support our project and send the aroma of donuts, cinnamon, brown butter, hot cider, and freshly brewed coffee down Vanderbilt Avenue. We'll open early and make fresh donuts all day long, seven days a week. Proceeds from our campaign will cover the costs of our donut making program: staff training at Dreesen's Donut College (the Ivy League of Donut Schools), starter ingredients, donut boxes, donut bags, a mixer to make the donuts and finally (drum roll please), a "Donut Robot," the donut-making machine. It's a 3 foot contraption complete with a river of hot oil and a flipping device. Watch it and be amazed!
Press for 606 R&D:
New York magazine's 2011 Fall Preview Issue (8/21/11);
Brooklyn Bound: City Bakery's Salad-Bar Savant Strikes Out on Her Own
Grub Street New York (12/7/11); Time to Make the Doughnuts Please: 606 R&D Needs Your Help
Mark I Donut Robot - the machine of our dreams!
Sara chatting with Rudy DeSanti, learning about donuts.
Imagine piping hot fresh donuts coming off this belt, every morning . . .Donuts, anyone?
Help us flip the switch!
Thank you for taking the time. We look forward to seeing you soon at 606 R&D.
Sara Dima & Ilene Rosen
R&D stands for our last names, Rosen and Dima, but has the precedent of Research and Development.
Pledge $1 or more
For each dollar your give, we'll give you a donut in return.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $12 or more
A dozen bucks for a baker's dozen of donuts.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
Donut Breakfast for 2:
Donuts & coffee at our place, plus a commemorative 606 R&D coffee mug for each of you.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
Coffee Mugs to Have & Hold: Donate $25 to the donut cause from anywhere in the US, get two commemorative 606 R&D coffee mugs to remember us by. We'll ship to you (or a friend!).Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
Add some coffee to your mug. We'll ship two commemorative 606 R&D coffee mugs plus a pound of coffee to you (or a friend!) anywhere in the US.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
Donuts on your Doorstep: We'll ship a "donut party pack" (the perfect gift!) overnight, anywhere in the U.S.
Includes a dozen fresh cake donuts, a pound of coffee and two commemorative 606 R&D coffee mugs.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
Membership in the 606 R&D Donut Club: Pickup one dozen donuts and a carafe of coffee every month for a year. Includes one commemorative 606 R&D coffee mug.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $365 or more
A donut a day for a year. Non-transferable.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
Donuts & dinner for 2 at 606 R&D. Includes one round of drinks plus a take home "donut party pack" (a dozen fresh donuts, a pound of coffee, and two commemorative 606 R&D coffee mugs).Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
2 backers Limited (2 left of 4)
Donut Maker for a Day: We'll train you to run our donut machine and put you on the line with our chef. You get to create your own flavor, naming rights, and take dozens home at the end of your shift. If it's delicious we'll keep it on the menu (and tell everyone that it was your idea).Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)
Donut & Bubbly Party: A private party for you & 11 of your donut-loving friends in our backyard garden. Dinner and service included. Your guests each leave with a "donut party pack" (a dozen fresh donuts, a pound of coffee, and a commemorative 606 R&D coffee mug).Estimated delivery:
- (31 days)