Serving excellent coffee is an equally important aspect of Giant
Donut. We will serve a specialty blend of direct-trade organic coffee roasted
daily in the Lower East Side in small 13 pound batches on a 1901 Gothot
Roaster. Our coffee will then be prepared
in a french press or on a La Marzocco espresso machine and served directly to the customer, again providing the
freshest possible product to our customers.
Together, we have a combined experience of over 15 years on the hospitality and restaurant industries. Michael Yuasa is a partner in 2 restaurants and a cafe/coffee roaster in the Lower East Side. Peter Humphrey has held managerial roles in cafes in Seattle, San Francisco and New York over the last 6 years. Aside from working in the food service industry we also operate a creative agency called Antarctic Creative creating marketing campaigns and branding for like minded clients.
Giant Donut, is an opportunity to contribute some light-heartedness and imagination to the community that we love.
We believe in high quality products at a reasonable price. Quite frankly we feel donuts have become too serious and too expensive in New York City. Our donuts will be affordable, fun and everyone will love the grab and go philosophy.
As the old maxim goes with any retail establishment it is all about Location Location Location. Giant Donut will be located in a modest space in the heart of the East Village of New York City. Our brand will be sure to become a quintessential piece of the downtown community. We will be taking a lease when our Kickstarter is funded.
What will we do with the funds raised through Kickstarter?
We will be using the funds raised from our Kickstarter to purchase the Donut Mark 2 Donut Robot and the venting necessary to operate the Donut Robot in NYC. Any extra funds we receive will be used to ensure a stable steady operation as we get started.
Experience in the past building restaurants in NYC:
We know building a food establishment seems like an overwhelming project in New York City and we would say the same thing if we hadn't just finished assisting in building 2 restaurants in the Lower East Side. Having been through the permitting and construction process in NYC we have made a solid albeit barebones budget and small operational reserve to ensure we are successful out of the gate.
Our friends over at Bedlam NYC a lovely East Village establishment located on 2nd and Ave. C have agreed to let us host our opening party. All buyers of our incentives over $25 will receive an invite for you and guest to attend.
Giant Donut NYC Teeshirts!:
These beautiful screen printed teeshirts will be printed by our friends in Brooklyn and be made of 100% organic cotton. Sizes: Small, Medium & Large.
Our Greatest Kickstarter Reward, "The Giant Donut Singles Club!"
The Giant Donut Singles Club is awesome. It is a revolutionary, and somewhat out of this world thing with an eye on your wallet. And, for a small price, The Giant Donut Singles Club is ready and willing to satisfy your taste buds in ways you never dreamed possible.
The Out Of Towner:
The Out Of Towner is for everyone outside of the New York area who still wants to experience a piece of the Giant Donut brand. With two levels of sponsorship, there is a reward for everyone.
The Giant Donut Jingle:
Yes we made a Jingle. Why not, right?