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We're a Dutch-inspired sandwich start-up working hard to put our 'broodjes' on the shelves of Capitol Hill! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on February 24, 2013.

We're a Dutch-inspired sandwich start-up working hard to put our 'broodjes' on the shelves of Capitol Hill!

Washington, DC Food
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Update 2/6

It's official: Come early March, we'll be able to serve you delicious and fresh Broodjes on Capitol Hill. Your pledges have covered one month of ingredients and packaging. It's a head start we did not have a week ago. 

That being said, with 16 days to go there's so much more we can accomplish! In the spirit of full transparency, please find our stretch goals outlined below!

$1,200.00 - An additional month of ingredients and packaging
$2,500.00 - Our Very First Pop-up
$300.00    - Change in food prices AND to even it all up
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$7,500.00 - Stretch Kickstarter Goal!

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Hey there! We're Broodjes & Bier, a Dutch-inspired sandwich start-up working to make it in Washington, DC. Our dream is to build a brick-and-mortar location where you and yours can enjoy a fresh broodje (sandwich) and cold bier (beer), as if you were sitting canal side in Amsterdam.

So, what's a 'broodje' anyway? 

'Broodje' is dutch for sandwich. Our broodjes are focused on utilizing fresh, high quality produce, breads, and, particularly, dutch cheeses. Where others use lettuce, we use arugula. Where some concede to Muenster, we opt for 18-month aged Goudas. We keep whole legs of prosciutto at the ready, and are intimately aware of how many freshly baked ciabatta rolls we can stack in our Timbuk2s. 

Up to this point, we've made and tasted at least 15 delicious and broodje-ful sandwiches. While we have a menu we're confident will dominate a brick and mortar location, that's a big leap for a group of youngins' like ourselves. So, to enter the space in a more responsible fashion, we're working on a few projects.

We're putting together a pop-up dinner series where we can serve our food in a sit down fashion as well as, BROODJE CO., a prepackaged sandwich concept for Capitol Hill. 

And Broodje Co. is why you're here!

We've already worked out an agreement with The Silver Spork, a local cafe, bakery, and neighborhood staple in Capitol Hill. With your support, we'll be able to buy the ingredients, packaging, and licensing we need to launch Broodje Co. 

How? Our sandwiches will be made fresh, on-site, using locally baked breads and fresh produce. Our cheeses will be the finest the Dutch have to offer. We need your support to make this happen. Broodje Co. is the beginning of the Broodjes & Bier dream and we'd love for you to be part of it.

Dutch inspired, Capitol Hill made!

- The Broodjes & Bier Team

(Video features Pompeii by Bastille - we claim no rights to the song)

Risks and challenges

Our greatest risk and/or challenge is going to be maintaining our product with shifts in food costs. Anyone in the food industry will tell you that there are a myriad of factors that can affect food prices, specifically produce prices. Our major selling point is the quality of the goods we use. Our greatest challenge will be maintaining the integrity of our product as those numbers fluctuate. Rest assured, however, it is a challenge we're more than up for!

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    17 backers

    Handwritten thank you note!

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    10 backers

    Handwritten thank you note and a Broodjes & Bier Koozie!

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    34 backers All gone!

    Handwritten note, Free Broodje Co. sandwich on Capitol Hill OR a Broodjes & Bier Koozie (if you don't live in town)!

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    12 backers

    The inaugural edition of Bier & Kaas, our beer and cheese pairing E-book by our resident Cicerone, Claire! We'll also send you a Broodjes & Bier Koozie and, of course, a handwritten thank you note :)

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    1 backer

    Behind the scenes narrated video of our first pop-up, Bier & Kaas, our beer and cheese pairing E-book, and a Broodje Co. sandwich on Capitol Hill (or beer Koozie if you're from out of town!). And, of course, a handwritten thank you note :)

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    6 backers

    A Broodjes & Bier t-shirt, free Broodje Co. sandwich on Capitol Hill, Bier & Kaas (our beer and cheese pairing E-book), and the narrated video of our very first pop-up. And, of course, a handwritten thank you note :)

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    3 backers All gone!

    Private sandwich and beer tasting for you and three friends! We'll also send you a Broodjes & Bier t-shirt and, of course, a handwritten thank you note :)

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    Pledge $250 or more

    5 backers Limited (1 left of 6)

    Everything above + sandwich created with and named after you (for one month) at our brick and mortar location! We'll also send you a handwritten thank you note every month for a year (that's only half a joke. we really might) :)

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Funding period

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