Boatshed Restaurant Wed, 23 Nov 2022 06:45:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Boatshed Restaurant 32 32 Popular restaurant chain opening another location in Georgia this month | Kristen Walter Thu, 17 Nov 2022 08:00:00 +0000

A new location of a well-known restaurant chain specializing in chicken sandwiches, fried waffles and milkshakes is opening in Georgia this week. Keep reading to learn more.

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On Thursday, November 17, 2022, the popular restaurant chain Chick-fil-A will open its new location in Georgia at Americus.

The new Chick-Fil-A restaurant will be located at 736 E. Forsyth Street in Americas near Phoebe Sumter Physicians Group and CVS Pharmacy.

New Chick Fil A Restaurant will offer a variety of popular menu items, including its chicken sandwiches, waffle fries and milkshakes.

But what makes Chick-fil-A unique among fast-food chains?

For starters, Chick-fil-A is one of the few fast-food chains that doesn’t offer burgers or tacos. Instead, the company focuses on sandwiches and chicken fillets.

Signature of Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches are made with chicken breast meat and are served on a toasted bun with pickles.

Another thing that sets Chick-fil-A apart from other chains is that it is close on Sunday. This policy was started by the founder of the company S.Truett Cathy allow its employees to spend time with their families.

Chick-fil-A also offers online order and catering services. This makes it convenient for customers who want to eat at home or have Chick-fil-A cook for their next event.

So if you’re looking for a delicious chicken sandwich this week, be sure to stop by the new Chick-fil-A restaurant opening in Americus on Thursday, November 17.

Kristen Walters is a freelance business news writer. It is not affiliated with the company featured in this story. Learn more about Kristen here.

Popular Monmouth County restaurant chain changes hands; expansion, franchises and food truck in the near future Wed, 16 Nov 2022 15:43:05 +0000

After 60 years of ownership, a popular chain of Monmouth County hot dog restaurants has changed hands.

The windmill was acquired by the Epstein family in late October.

The new owner plans to invest heavily in improving the physical appearance of the restaurants and expanding the chain’s five locations that serve Jersey Shore locals and visitors to Asbury Park, Belmar, North Long Branch, Red Bank and the West End of Long Branch. He even plans to launch a food truck in 2023, which will enhance the company’s catering capabilities and bring the WindMill’s signature food to a wider area of ​​the region. Franchise opportunities are also in the potential future.

The WindMill serves locals and visitors alike the delicious and familiar cuisine of New Jersey’s best hot dogs, hamburgers, cheese fries and more.

The Epsteins will maintain the menu and charm that have characterized WindMill restaurants for decades.

“I remember the excitement of visiting WindMill restaurants throughout my childhood, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to play a part in preserving and improving this local tradition – curating the menu, the ingredients and signature WindMill cooking techniques, and adding new options to the menu,” said Ralph Epstein, President of WindMill Restaurant Group. “We are especially looking forward to several exciting business enhancements that will enhance the WindMill experience for our customers.”

Over the next few months, the Epstein family plans to renovate the interior and exterior of the buildings and extend opening hours.

Epstein added: “Our family has been involved in New Jersey hospitality businesses for decades and we understand what a privilege it is to become stewards of an institution like WindMill Restaurants. In the months and years to come, we will invest in the channel to unlock its latent potential and maintain its vitality for generations to come.

Since establishing its first location in 1963, WindMill Restaurants has earned a reputation on the Jersey Shore as an unparalleled destination for “gourmet fast food.” The chain has served politicians and celebrities, including Governor Christine Todd Whitman and Bruce Springsteen, and hosted thousands of weddings and other events at various venues, including the Stone Pony and Yankee Stadium.

ChefClub and Flunch Restaurant Chain Launch National Promotion with Chefclub Brand Thu, 10 Nov 2022 05:16:15 +0000

Chefs ClubEurope’s leading food-themed content studio, and hustleone of the largest restaurant chains in France and the favorite family restaurant, launched an extensive promotion in 160 restaurants across the country.

The family promotion features entertainment for children and adults, starting with 350,000 Halloween-themed activity booklets for kids featuring mascots from both companies: Chefclub Friends, (from the Chefclub Kids channel) and Flunchy (of flush). The booklet contains 12 pages of games and activities, two recipes (one sweet and one savory with anti-waste tips), and a comic strip featuring Chefclub Friends and Flunchy illustrated in Chefclub style. The booklet will be distributed free of charge to families with children from October 22 to November 13 in flunch restaurants.

The older ones also live their own culinary experience on site with the Chocookie Chefclub & flunch, a frozen dessert co-created by the Chefclub and flunch teams. The dessert will be available as a single portion on the menu during the promotion but can also be enjoyed at home in an XXL family format: Chefclub has made a video showing how to make a large version of the dessert to share with family and friends. The video will be broadcast on the social networks of Chefclub and flunch in France and also broadcast in restaurants.

Marie-Laure Marchand, SVP Global Consumer Products & Business Development, Chefclub, said: “This unique and original partnership with flunch is at the heart of Chefclub’s philosophy: to make cooking a fun activity in life that brings friends and family, everywhere, in many different ways. We are delighted to work with flunch because we share many values ​​and have a common mission: to bring families together to have a good time and to give more autonomy to children. This original promotion gives our fans an exciting new way – and place – to enjoy our brand.

Prisca Galvez Behar, Flunch Kids and Family Experience Manager adds: “We want our customers (children and adults) to have playful and tasty experiences, and also to make children more independent by encouraging them to approach cooking in a ‘mini-adult’ way. It was an obvious choice to collaborate with Chefclub as we share the same values, and as such, we are delighted to announce this new partnership”

Chefclub is a leading food-themed content studio that attracts over 300 million monthly viewers on social media (half in the US and UK) and streams on major SVOD/AVOD platforms worldwide. Chefclub’s interactive entertainment inspires its licensing, streaming and publishing divisions.

Chefclub recently announced the development of its first animated series Chefclub Adventures (52 x 11) at Mipcom with Somewhere Animation, Mediawan Kids & Family’s 2D animation label.

Popular restaurant chain opening another location in Montana this week | Kristen Walter Wed, 09 Nov 2022 19:06:31 +0000

If you love juicy chicken sandwiches, crispy waffle fries and creamy milkshakes, you might be pleased to know that a popular restaurant chain opens another new location in Montana this week. Keep reading to learn more.

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On Thursday, November 10, 2022, the popular restaurant chain Chick-fil-A will open its brand new Montana location in Missoula.

The new Chick-fil-A restaurant will be located at 2880 N. Reserve Street Missoula close to Wendy’s, Best Buy and Lowe’s Home Improvement store.

The business has grown rapidly across the country in recent years, and Missoula was selected as one of its new locations due to the high demand for the chain here.

New Chick Fil A Restaurant in Missoula will offer a variety of menu items that have made the chain so popular, including its chicken sandwiches, waffle fries and milkshakes.

Missoula’s new restaurant is sure to be a hit with customers, and it’s sure to become a favorite lunch or dinner spot in the area. The restaurants are also known for their fast service and friendly customer service.

Chick-fil-A also offers online ordering for delivery through their website. This is a convenient option for customers who want to enjoy Chick-fil-A food without leaving home.

The new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Missoula is sure to be a hit with locals and visitors alike. If you live or work in the area, consider stopping by the new Chick-fil-A when it opens later this week.

Kristen Walters is a freelance business news writer. It is not affiliated with the company featured in this story. Learn more about Kristen here.

Michelin-starred restaurant manager loses unfair dismissal claim after pocketing customer’s £200 bill Tue, 01 Nov 2022 07:11:40 +0000

In the case of Mr G Palmer-Brown v DTSN Limited t/a Fordwich Arms, the general manager of a Michelin star restaurant was sacked after a dinner paid for in cash and he was caught on CCTV pocketing it and throw out the bill, a court heard. Guy Palmer-Brown, 35, had accepted payment of £200 from a regular, wealthy customer who was well known for paying cash, the hearing heard.

After another member of staff highlighted a surprisingly small amount of cash from that night in the till, acclaimed owner and chef Daniel Smith viewed CCTV footage from that night. The court heard that Mr Smith, named Observer Young Chef of the Year in 2016, was shocked to see Mr Palmer-Brown collect payment from the customer, walk to the end of the bar, count the money before handing it over. put in his pocket, then throw the bill in the trash.

The hearing was also told that later Mr Palmer-Brown even returned to the restaurant, when he felt suspicious, turned off the CCTV cameras and attempted to return the money. Mr. Smith suspended him and, following an internal investigation, he was fired.

Mr. Palmer-Brown appealed the dismissal. When this was rejected by Ms Smith, he took legal action, alleging unfair dismissal and that he had been terminated before the internal investigation had taken place.

Labor judge John Bertram Pritchard ruled against those claims in court, held at arm’s length, saying it had been reasonable to fire him and that Mr Smith and Ms Smith had treated him fairly. He said: “The Tribunal is satisfied that Mr. Smith and Ms. Smith honestly believed in the misconduct of the claimant, based on reasonable grounds after as many inquiries as are reasonable in the circumstances.

“[Mr Palmer-Brown] held a position of trust and was part of senior management. The dismissal decision for the dishonesty shown [Mr Palmer-Brown] was well within the range of reasonable answers.

Nova Scotia fast food restaurant manager jailed in Alberta for indecent call with teenage employee: ‘His work life was hell’ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 07:00:00 +0000

A former Nova Scotia man convicted of luring a Halifax child in 2007 was sentenced to four months in jail and two years probation for making an indecent phone call to a 15-year-old restaurant worker Alberta fast food restaurant he ran. .

Robert Lee Porter was 35 and ran a restaurant in Taber when he texted and then spoke with the young woman on the phone at 1:30 a.m. on July 2, 2021, asking her for sex acts. Her name is banned from publication and the judge refers to the teenager as C throughout her ruling.

“In discussing Mr. Porter’s moral responsibility, I must take into account that he was C’s employer and as such had a duty to protect her and ensure her safety at work. Instead, he used the authority he gained in the workplace to abuse and sexually exploit her,” Lethbridge Provincial Court Judge Paul Gale Pharo said in his written ruling. dated October 25.

“I recognize that he was under a lot of stress and pressure caused by the pandemic at the time. I also agree that he had to seek help for his mental health after the incident. However, no evidence has been presented that Mr. Porter suffered from a mental health condition at the time of the incident that could have contributed to his actions. I therefore find his moral responsibility high.

“Moaning on the Phone”

Porter made all sorts of sexual comments to the teen, then asked her to stay on the phone until he masturbated to climax.

“C could hear Mr. Porter moaning on the phone,” the judge said.

“She was on the phone for about 45 minutes because she feared for her job and her safety. C heard Mr. Porter ejaculate. Mr. Porter then changed the conversation to his job duties and performance.

Now 37, Porter is single with no dependents.

“He was born in the United States but moved with his family to Nova Scotia when he was a baby,” Pharo said.

“He has dual nationality and passports. Some of his family members live in the United States and others in Nova Scotia. He has contacts and visits them when he can. He had a good upbringing and there was no drug addiction or physical abuse at home. He rarely drinks alcohol and has never abused drugs.

Porter earned his GED in 2009, then earned a degree in business administration and management from Nova Scotia Community College.

“He has worked in the restaurant industry since he was 18,” Judge said. “He started working for his most recent employer in 2014 in Nova Scotia as an assistant manager.”

“He was stressed”

He rose through the ranks and was sent to the fast food joint’s Taber location in the spring of 2021 to help a new manager there.

“He had been stressed because it had been a difficult year and a half running the restaurant trying to maintain revenue streams as well as dealing with employees with periodic layoffs and recalls,” Pharo said.

On the evening of the indecent phone call, he worked until 10 p.m., then returned to his hotel room, but was unable to sleep.

“He says he has no way to explain his behavior towards C,” Judge said.

“The next day he felt completely sick of what he did because he realized the clumsiness of his actions and the effect it would have on C.”

Porter drove about two and a half hours to a Vermilion hospital and checked himself in due to suicidal thoughts, the court heard.

“He was discharged from hospital after several days and started taking counseling to deal with the stress and anxiety issues he was experiencing,” the judge said.

Porter told the court he recognized that this type of phone call was completely inappropriate and that he regretted his actions with the teenager.

“She was ashamed”

The young woman told the court she was “extremely upset and worried” after the call with Porter.

“She said she was ashamed and couldn’t sleep and was hiding under her covers because she was scared,” the judge said.

In a victim impact statement, the teenager said she couldn’t even eat or go to restaurants.

“She said she couldn’t have a regular conversation with men because of this incident with Mr. Porter. She said finding a new job scared her because of him,” Pharo said.

“She wrote that she was afraid to meet Mr. Porter somewhere in Lethbridge. She said she felt she couldn’t trust men anymore. She said her professional life was hell. She said she had to go see a doctor.

Porter, who was from Digby County when he lived in Nova Scotia, was 22 when he was convicted in 2007 of illegally using a computer to communicate with a Halifax child under the age of 14. for the purpose of facilitating sexual touching and indecent exposure. .

“He received a one-year suspended sentence order,” Pharo said.

“The suspended sentence does not seem to have deterred him”

The Alberta Crown wanted Porter jailed for six to nine months, followed by two years probation.

“The Crown submits that specific deterrence is required in this case for this particular defendant,” the judge said.

“The Crown submits that the reason for this is that the previous conviction for luring where he received a suspended sentence order does not appear to have deterred him from committing this offence.”

Porter’s attorney said he should get a suspended sentence of 12 to 15 months, followed by two years probation.

“The defense argues that Mr. Porter had been under extreme stress trying to run the restaurant given the challenges of COVID,” Pharo said.

“It is claimed that this was an isolated act which did not sit well with Mr Porter. The defense says Mr Porter has worked in the restaurant industry his entire professional life, has been around a lot of young female employees and has had no prior issues.

The judge concluded that “a suspended sentence would not be a proportionate sentence in this case”.

VendiGo, a portal for multi-restaurant meal orders on a single invoice Wed, 19 Oct 2022 04:26:50 +0000

A trio of entrepreneurs have launched an online portal through which customers can order food of their choice from multiple restaurants on a single bill and pick it up at designated locations.

The startup, VendiGo, which is slated to launch soon in the state capital, is like a virtual food court where customers can place orders at multiple restaurants in a single order and pick them up at their convenience, according to a released statement. by the Society. .

“A customer can place an order on the VendiGo portal and specify the pickup time and location. The ordering system is integrated with payment gateways and upon successful payment, customers will receive an OTP with the kiosk box number for pickup.

“By streamlining last-mile delivery and ensuring orders are processed on a unified platform, it also ensures quality and customer satisfaction,” he said.

The trio behind the startup is – Manoj Dethan, the Founder-CEO, Aneesh Suhail, the Founder-CTO and Kiran Karunakaran, the Investor who has experience in the e-commerce industry, according to the release.

According to the company’s statement, VendiGo hosts curated listings of the city’s best restaurants, cafes and bakeries and “provides an omnichannel platform for the restaurant industry with ordering, tracking and delivery to a pickup kiosk near the customer”.

“It provides an e-commerce platform that can take orders and have them delivered through these kiosks. Sometimes these kiosks can also be paired with a cloud kitchen, so chefs can go there, cook and sell through the kiosk,” he said.

The trio, in the statement, said their mission was to enable cooking enthusiasts to become entrepreneurs without upfront investment.

“Opening a typical quick service restaurant can easily cost 10 lakhs and then the restaurant owner can spend on marketing and software. VendiGo is a ‘retail as a service’ concept where we provide all the physical and digital infrastructure for a fee,” they said.

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James Corden ‘apologizes’ to New York restaurant manager after Balthazar’s New York ban Tue, 18 Oct 2022 10:51:43 +0000

James Corden reportedly “profusely apologized” to a major New York restaurateur on Tuesday after the TV star was accused of being rude to staff.

Keith McNally, owner of famed restaurant Balthazar, has claimed on social media that the Late Late Show host apologized to him after he accused the TV star of being abusive to staff.

McNally briefly banned Corden from his French restaurant after he alleged he had been “extremely mean” to his staff on two separate occasions.

But hours later he overturned the ban after claiming to have received a call from the star.

He wrote on Instagram: “James Corden just called me and apologized profusely. Having screwed me over more than most people, I’m a firm believer in second chances.

“So if James Corden lets me host his Late Late Show for 9 months, I will immediately rescind his ban from Balthazar.

“No of course not. But… anyone magnanimous enough to apologize to a slacker like me (and my staff) doesn’t deserve to be banned from anywhere. Especially Balthazar.

“So come back to 5 & Dime, Jimmy Corden, Jimmy Corden. All is forgiven.”

In a previous post, McNally said he “86’d” Corden for his alleged behavior.

Eighty-six customers is a colloquial term that usually means to stop serving a person or kick them out of an establishment.

The restaurateur released details of what appeared to be a June manager’s report alleging Corden demanded a round of drinks after finding a hair in his main course at the Manhattan restaurant.

He also shared details of an alleged argument over an egg yolk omelet made for Corden’s wife, Julia Carey.

“Mr. Corden’s wife ordered an egg yolk omelet with cheese and salad. A few minutes after receiving the food, James called their server, MK, and told him there was a bit of egg white mixed in with the egg yolk,” the post states.

He said the kitchen redid the dish but sent it with fries instead of the salad. Corden then allegedly “started yelling like crazy at the waiter, ‘You can’t do your job! You can’t do your job! Maybe I should go into the kitchen and make the omelet myself!’

The correct dish was apparently brought to the table and complimentary champagne was handed out ‘to sweeten things up’.

Corden announced in April that he was stepping down as host of The Late Late Show in the United States.

He reportedly extended his contract with CBS to present the show for one more year before ending in the summer of 2023.

Standard has contacted Corden representatives for comment.

Virat Kohli’s restaurant chain, One8 Commune, opens in the iconic Kishore Kumar bunglow in Juhu Tue, 18 Oct 2022 09:27:01 +0000

The heritage trails and golden sands of Juhu locality have been no stranger to some of the most memorable times and places that give this beloved ultra-cool suburb its heritage reputation. The brand new casual and one-of-a-kind dining and bar space called One8 Commune, owned by Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, is ready to open its doors to customers, but make no mistake, it’s not just your usual restaurant, but a place that makes you feel part of a community.

The restaurant is a tribute to the late Kishore Kumar. Installed in his old house, he celebrates the pluralism and humanism implied by belonging to the “commune”. It’s a space for everyone, to relax, unwind, hang out and just relax, and is literally designed with a ‘simple’ yet stylish social vibe.

Commenting on the reason for choosing Juhu as the location for his dream business, Virat Kohli says, “No one can offer much to Juhu which Juhu lacks, it doesn’t. It has a beautiful and unique identity that I love it. That’s why “I chose to live there too. The launch of One8 Commune in Juhu can be seen as a missing niche that settles in Juhu and makes friends. This is the true nature of One8 Commune coming to Juhu.”

As its name suggests, One8 Commune is a community – a community ready to appreciate, welcome and support humanism, a tribute to the human spirit and its resilience while finding its excellence. Doing justice to the fact that Mumbai originates from a unique and diverse architectural and urban design language, One8 Commune focuses on a singular aura of unity. This led to a design that kept the space fluid and free-spirited in its feel and invokes nostalgia, creativity and inspiration.

Commenting on the inspiration behind the name ‘One8 Commune, Vartik Tihara, co-founder, of True Palate Pvt. ltd. said, “The idea was to create a comfortable space to bring together friends from different communities and age groups, all under one roof. Along with this, he also had to do justice to arguably India’s most vibrant and prosperous cosmopolitan crowd, openly accepting of varied people and cultures. We wanted to create a fluid, free-spirited space that instantly creates a sense of place and lasting memories.

One8 Commune’s cuisine unveils a memorable feast of global cuisines, all created with passion, refinement and precision. At the head of all this culinary affairs is the corporate chef – Pawan Bisht. With more than 12 years of experience, he has concocted authentic dishes full of flavor and packed with versatility and innovation. One8 Commune Kitchens chose to bring Juhu, something one would typically turn to Bandra for; a highly crafted venue with a globally recognizable menu, emphasizing light and wholesome foods with eclectic but subtle experimentation with ‘comfort classics’ and light cooks that retain their original flavor giving some favorites to all types of palates with an emphasis on as- the freshest organic products possible.

The menu is pleasantly vegetarian; loaded with cult snacks, and leans towards both the great classics and our variations while maintaining a promise of refinement in dishes inspired by the taste buds of the world. It specializes in delicious cuisine made with fresh ingredients such as poke bowls, taro leaf wadi, cottage cheese steak with fennel stew and Maharashtrian lamb curry, whose spices are sourced from the native of Kolhapur , Bhavnagri Mirchi from Gujarat and the pickle from Nepal. These exquisite ingredients have been brought together to meet the needs of all communities. They are organically and effortlessly purchased with a perfect combination.

Whether you order a multi-course meal or grab a drink and some Buffalo Wings, One8 Commune’s lively, laid-back yet upscale atmosphere makes it perfect for dining with loved ones. In a way, you could say it’s an ideal, unique, all-day hangout spot that caters to its multitude of moods.

Speaking about the menu and preparing for the grand launch of One8 Commune, Chef Pawan Bisht says, “The destination of one8 Commune is located on the property of a man who admired the culture and arts of the world. As a tribute, it is quite normal that we offer the cuisines of the world behind the doors of our kitchens.

Speaking about his favorite dishes and the avant-garde menu, Virat Kohli comments “Our main goal was to experiment with all kinds of green vegetables and grains and turn them into dishes that were not only healthy and light, but also filled with bold flavors. the commune, we wanted to push the concept of “good for the soul” cuisine, to focus on something that is not only healthier in nature but serves up a gourmet experience. You will find the menu pleasingly vegetarian – keeping a promise of refinement in dishes inspired by global taste buds.

One8 Commune has a section on the menu called “Virat’s Favorites,” which includes top menu choices like the newly added pearl barley risotto to the old favorite superfood salad. It is lightweight and has a touch of Virat’s preferences. The avocado tartare, is also something you don’t want to miss, consisting of sliced ​​avocado topped with avocado tempura, sweet corn sriracha mayonnaise, scallions and soy ponzu. Mushroom Googly Dimsums made with assorted wild mushrooms, cream cheese, vegetarian broth and truffle oil; and Pearl Barley Risotto, made with mushroom pâté, truffle oil, parmesan cheese, watercress and fresh herbs are also on the list.

“If I had to choose one dish from the One8 Commune Juhu menu, it would be avocado tartare. I remember the first time I tasted it. I specifically asked our chef to reserve a portion to take away with me. It really is SO good,” the cricketer said.

Complementing the elaborate gourmet menu, the beverage program, specially curated by Beverage Manager, Saurav Samanta is a modern reincarnation of exquisite cocktails, inspired to help drinkers discover multi-dimensional cocktails, from the boldest to the most subtle. One8 Commune has created a balanced mix of experimental new creations like Deconstructed Picante, which is more like a liquid appetizer. They are deconstructed in a way that draws on different umami that enhance your experience and White Chocolate Punch, a house specialty with flavors of earth, grapes and smooth white chocolate.

At One8 Commune, particular attention is paid to the presentation of each cocktail, mixing the contemporary with a touch of elegance coupled with a playful and remarkable experience. Alongside this, a menu of light snacks is available throughout the day, adding the perfect cherry on top and making this bar a ‘lunch to the moon’ hangout.

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Croatian restaurant chain Koykan hopes to conquer Germany and Austria Sat, 15 Oct 2022 08:02:46 +0000

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October 15, 2022 – Croatian restaurant chain Koykan, known for its so-called “fast-casual” style, is set to expand into the German and Austrian markets following a new round of investment.

As Poslovny Dnevnik writing, on Wednesday this week, the Croatian restaurant chain Koykan presented to investors its expansion plans for the wider European Union (EU) market, which includes the opening of no less than fifty franchised restaurants in Germany and in Austria by 2025. The Croatian Koykan chain is otherwise a very unique restaurant concept that offers a wide range of street food and international cuisine in one place, from Asian and Mexican to Mediterranean and American-style, all based on fresh, high-quality local ingredients.

In order for the company’s ambitious plan to expand its business to the European Union market to come true, the founders of Koykan plan to attract an investment worth one million Euros with the help of digital investment platform Funderbeam, and potential investors have confirmed their interest in investing in this growing Croatian street food franchise.

“Funderbeam is a global digital platform that enables startups and growing businesses to raise capital on more favorable terms than venture capital and other forms of investment at this stage of business development. In the At the same time, Funderbeam also allows individuals to be part of the successful business of innovative and growing companies as small investors with an investment as low as 250 euros.This is a significant change in the world of investments , since until now these investments were reserved only for large institutional investors”, explained Ognjan Despot, the director of Funderbeam for Central and Eastern Europe. He also pointed out that Croatian companies have already raised more than six million euros through various Funderbeam investments, while total investments through Funderbeam amount to more than 50 millions of euros.

“We didn’t decide to take this step overnight. Over the past decade, we’ve learned a lot, often from our own mistakes, we’ve worked tirelessly, we’ve grown, and it’s not that now that we are really ready for expansion into European Union markets. With the help of Funderbeam, our goal is to raise one million euros in series A and with this spring our milestone, to open fifty restaurants franchisees across Germany and Austria over the next three years,” said Boro Milivojevic, one of the co-founders of the Croatian restaurant chain Koykan.

Every company on Funderbeam must have a leading investor who contributes credibility to the campaign with their investment, and Koykan’s lead investor, Mato Marcinkovic & Partners, pointed out that here in the Republic of Croatia there is a need to activate the investment climate in companies that plan to expand to a much larger market in Europe.

Davor Bruketa, partner of the famous Croatian branding agency Bruketa&Zinic&Grey, joined Koykan as one of the investors. “After hearing about Koykan’s story a few months ago, I decided to invest and financially support the project. The expansion of the first Croatian fast food chain is also of interest to my agency, so we have decided together that Bruketa&Zinic&Grey would help with design, digital advertising and brand activation for their franchise expansion,” says Davor Bruketa.

The Croatian restaurant chain Koykan wants to include all its fans in this project, so Koykan employees and major suppliers have become investors, and the desire is for customers who love famous Koykan classics such as their burgers, gyros, wraps and other offers. to participate as well. The fundraising campaign on Funderbeam is expected to continue for another month, and the current interest in investing has already exceeded the founders’ initial expectations.

To learn more about Croatian businesses and investments, be sure to check out our dedicated business section.