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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, November 21 2019 1:27 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 21, 2019

HELP us open our new Retail Shop

Miam Miam specializes in fully-customizable French macarons. From custom colors and flavors, to branding, we can bake your vision.

HELP us open our new Retail Shop

Miam Miam specializes in fully-customizable French macarons. From custom colors and flavors, to branding, we can bake your vision.

$2,435
pledged of $8,500pledged of $8,500 goal
20
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, November 21 2019 1:27 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 21, 2019

About

Holiday Macs

Our History

Miam Miam Macaronerie LLC was founded in 2014 as a small part- time business run from home.  With $500 the hustle began. Our first retail store opened in 2016 and we were in that space until May of 2018. People began to notice us, and we began to create a broad fan base of fellow francophiles and community members alike.  Macarons are super versatile, and have been made for birthdays, corporate and personal parties, and weddings.  When you need that extra extra at your event, macarons are the no brainer choice.  There's never a one left behind...

Having more customers gave us the ability to expand our product lines, create merchandise, and offer holiday inspired macarons and other confections. In May of 2018, due an unforeseen situation, we had to close up shop in Southie.  This left us without a home-base or the ability to function as a food business in the city.  This was a major setback for us because we did not have a backup plan.  With an infant at home, and not many choices, I decided to start over at the commissary I had moved out of a couple years prior, Commonwealth Kitchen. They welcomed me back with open arms, and this gave me the confidence that I should keep going.  Out of all setbacks, there are opportunities, and I chose to see the positive in the situation. This new dirwction gave me the flexibility I needed to care for my son, while also keeping the business running.  From this communal kitchen facility, I was still able to take orders while figuring out our next step. Since then, I have acquired a commercial kitchen in Quincy, Massachusetts, and am now ready to open a new retail shop.  I found the most perfect retail location, in the heart of Quincy, and it the perfecy space for our step.  We were outgrowing our previous location (we shared it with another business), and are now able to design the entire space around Miam Miam and our vision.  Expect bright colors, comfy seating, and hip French music, and fresh handcrafted macarons, and chocolates.  While we can grow the business without the retail aspect, it is that, the retail aspect, that I miss the most about being a business owner.  I love the interaction with the community and getting to know each and every customer.  As a small business owner, that is the part I value SO much!  

Our plan

Miam Miam is getting ready to open a retail shop in the heart of Quincy, Massachusetts.  With doing this, there are a lot of upfront costs that can be daunting, which is why we have decided to give Kickstarter a try, to ease the burden.  Of all the investment-type options out there, we decided on Kickstarter because you get to offer some really fun and unique rewards, and it is not just a hand out.  I have never been good at asking for help, but this is so important to me, I am willing to give it a try.  

 As one of my favorites, The Beatles, once said :

"Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
 Mm, get high with a little help from my friends
 Oh, I'm gonna try with a little help from my friends"

So here we go! Please consider helping me get this store open, thank you SO much in advance.  

Rewards

We wanted to offer some unique rewards, that we may not otherwise sell, to make this more fun for you (and us).  Once we open, we hope you will visit frequently anf enjoy our wide selection of macarons, artisan chocolates, and other French pastries.  Some of these rewards are a one time thing (creating your own Mac?!) and some may be something we offer in the future if they are a big hit (hot cocoa macarons anyone?!?) We sincerely appreciate each and every pledge to help us attain our goal.  It is a gift we will not take for granted. We promise to be a warm, and friendly place where all people (and service animals) are welcome.  Whether you are coming in to choose that special gift, or to simply rest your feet and enjoy a treat, we hope to get to know each and every one of you!

Risks and challenges

Our major risk at this time is the timeline. We are eagerly awaiting another business to finish construction on a "wall" to separate the two establishments, and a new doorway. Once that is done, we will be able to open our doors within 1-2 months depending on the quickness of getting city approvals. We have already started the process, but cannot do more until we are in the space. We have all necessary equipment etc, so it will be a quick turnaround, once we are in. We have set the date for all pledges, with the exception of the edible macarons, to January 2020, to account for any setbacks. Because we have our commercial kitchen, we will absolutely be able to fulfill all holiday orders on time, regardless of the retail spaces progress. Help us spread the word, so we can meet our goal and make your macs :)

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    $3 Dolla Holla

    You will receive a HUGE digital high 5/ shoutout on FB/Instagram , and a spot on our supporter's page on the website.

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    Miam Miam Tote Bag

    Plastic bags are OUT! Recyclable bags are IN :) Carry your groceries or local goods in our tote bag adorned with our "In a world of cookies, Be a macaron" graphic.

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    Tee Shirt of your Choice

    We have tee shirts for women, men, AND children.

    The options are:

    "Mac-Daddy" Tee graphic is screen printed on a heather grey unisex tee-shirt. Miam Miam logo is at the back of the neck.

    "Triple Stack Mac" Tee is a stack of 3 Macs on a heather grey unisex tee-shirt. Miam Miam logo is at the back of the neck.

    "Music Mac" Tee in children's sizes.

    We will contact you for the size you want. Available in XS-XXL

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    Limited Edition Hot Cocoa Collection

    This is for a Limited Edition box of holiday Macs just in time for the holidays. We will be in contact to find out what date you want these delivered, and we will ship these accordingly to arrive then. You will be sent a 12-piece box of our 2019 Holiday Hot Cocoa Collection, which is brand NEW for 2019, and only offered here. The flavors will include peppermint, toasted marshmallow, and milk chocolate. Perfect for any holiday party or family gathering.
    These are Gluten FREE.
    All macarons are made with NUTS, eggs, and other ingredients.
    ***Please email us directly at yummy@miammiammac.com for complete ingredient information or have questions regarding allergies or other dietary restrictions.

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    Invite to our Friends and Family Opening

    Join us for a fun night of celebrating the re-opening of our retail shop. There will be light refreshments, appetizers and a swag bag to take home. You won't want to miss it!

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    Create Our Next Flavor

    Is there a flavor of macaron you have always wanted to try, but never been able to find? Now is your chance to have our CMO, Jennifer Lauren Turner, create your very own flavor, and color of Mac. After a consultation with Jennifer, you will receive a box of 50 of your unique macarons, and a Miam Miam tote bag. Not only do you design it, you get to come up with a fun (and not offensive) name, and we will make it a special in shop for a whole week! You will get bragging rights for 7 whole days and lots of Insta-worthy pics of your very own Mac!

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    Mini Holiday Mac Tower & Mac Tote Bag

    You will receive a Limited Edition Holiday themed mini macaron tower, which holds 42 holiday inspired macarons, on a reusable tower and carrying case that is yours to keep. You will also receive a recyclable large tote bag, perfect for daily shopping or carrying your macarons. We will contact you directly to find out the day you want these ready.

    Must be picked up in Quincy (on the date of your choice)
    *We have a Hanukkah and Christmas option available

    **These are Gluten FREE.
    All macarons are made with NUTS, eggs, and other ingredients.

    ***Please email us directly at yummy@miammiammac.com for complete ingredient information or have questions regarding allergies or other dietary restrictions.

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    Birthday Party for 15 ppl

    We are excited to host your next birthday party at our retail shop in Quincy area. This pledge is good for a party of up to 15 people. The party will include the filling and decorating of your own macarons to take home. Learn some fun techniques and choose your own colors and flavors to customize your box. Each attendee will get a 12-piece box of macarons, and a tote bag to take home. You will be allowed to bring your own food, at our discretion.

    Recommended for children (over the age of 10) or adults
    The length of the party is up to 3 hours.

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    PRIVATE Macaron Making Class for 8

    Want to learn the ins-and outs of how to make the perfect French Macarons? This is for you! perfect for a celebration, or simply a get together with your favorite people. Owner and Chief Macaron Officer, Jennifer Lauren Turner, will come to your home with all necessary ingredients & tools to teach you all of the steps to making the yummiest macarons around. From explaining the difference between the "Italian" method and the "French" method, to tips on how to pipe the perfect shells, and everything in between, you will leave confident that you can make these pastries on your own. This is for a class up to 8 participants.

    It is suitable for adults and children over 12 (with adult supervision).
    Class will last approximately 3-3.5 hours (depends on the mood of the Macs)
    Each participant will take home at least a dozen macarons.

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Funding period

- (29 days)