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About

Cafe Giraffe: Fast-casual Restaurant & Market

Convenient, delicious, allergen-free food is coming soon to NYC.

The food at Cafe Giraffe will always be free of gluten and will always be mostly free of peanuts, fish, and shellfish.Our delectable offerings can also be customized to exclude the remaining top 8 food allergies and intolerances, including milk, egg, tree nuts, and soybean.

Our elegant, family friendly venue will literally be a place that has something for everyone. Modernist burgers and sandwiches with hand-crafted sauces, tempting desserts, and delicious drinks will appeal to customers who do not have food allergies but want to try something “better than home cooking” at a great price.

Cafe Giraffe will open our doors in NYC in spring, 2012. We plan to expand to a city near you within five years. Our EatNo8 (trademark pending) and No-8 (trademark pending) line of sauces will be available for purchase through mail order and on amazon.

We first started planning Cafe Giraffe in December, 2009. We're seeking seed funding to secure leases for a retail space and equipment, commission expert help including kitchen design and real estate brokers, and to take the final step toward full financing.

Your support will help revolutionize the restaurant landscape for people with food allergies.

Thank you!

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Enjoy gluten-free, modernist hamburger buns and birthday cake at Shake Shack in Battery Park City on 10/22/2011 in honor of the NYCCD's 8th birthday. Also receive a subscription to our Web and mobile application services as they roll out over the next year.

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    Receive a slice of gluten-free cake customized for your food profile on your next birthday! No shipping on this one.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Receive a Cafe Giraffe tee shirt! We'll also deliver a slice of allergen-free birthday or holiday cake to Meals on Wheels, City Harvest, or the New York Cares program. We'll send you a photo of your birthday girl or boy.

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    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    It's party time! Receive a pass to our "backer's party" before we open our doors to the public. We'll serve a complete menu of food plus delectable desserts and drinks. You won't want to miss this party!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Come in for a slice of allergen-free cake on your birthday... for life. If you can't make it in for your cake exactly on your birthday, come in for the cake the day before your birthday or any day after your birthday. Hint: This would make an awesome b-day or holiday present for someone special!

    We'll send you a certificate with our thanks and a big Happy Birthday card reminding you where to get your cake when you need it!

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    Pledge $235 or more About $235

    Picnic: We'll pack you a picnic for four that matches your food profile. Your kit will include healthy snacks, lunch, dessert, and drinks, with kid-friendly options. Delivery provided within NYC only.

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    Pledge $455 or more About $455

    Receive a limited-edition, signed Béatrice Coron print of the Cafe Giraffe flagship store laser cut art. We'll also provide one afternoon of allergen-free snacks to an NYC after-school program in your name and send you a picture postcard with our thanks!

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    Pledge $1,800 or more About $1,800

    We will provide an in-store, allergen-free snack and story hour for kids once a month in your name for a year. This event will be listed as "Backer's Story Hour." We will send you a personalized video recap of each event for the "feel good story" of your year!

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Funding period

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