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Foodstart helps restaurants and food trucks raise capital online in small amounts, say, $50 or $250. In exchange, backers receive great perks like food discounts, guaranteed tables, and behind-the-scenes tours all redeemable with a physical card they receive in the mail.

Want to know more? Here are some of the other benefits of raising capital from the community...instead of your credit card.

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  1.  
    [Image: Taste of Great]

    Taste of Great

    by TasteofGreat25

    To provide all individuals of all ages with a gratifying tasty experience of good down home cooking. "Fun to eat, Great to talk about."

    Jacksonville, FL

    5%  

    funded
    5%
    Raised
    $500
    days left
    1
     
  2.  
    [Image: the nook neighborhood bistro]

    the nook neighborhood bistro

    by thenookhi

    All day breakfast, brunch and lunch.

    Honolulu, HI

    88%  

    funded
    88%
    Raised
    $10,630
    days left
    1
     
  3.  
    [Image: Comida Latin Kitchen]

    Comida Latin Kitchen

    by lspanglet

    Help fund improvements at Comida!

    Camden, ME

    4%  

    funded
    4%
    Raised
    $960
    days left
    7
     
  4.  
    [Image: Stone Brewed Coffee Company]

    Stone Brewed Coffee Company

    by stonebrewedcoffeeco

    Where there's Smoke, There's Coffee!

    Aurora, CO

    13%  

    funded
    13%
    Raised
    $1,360
    days left
    8
     
  5.  
    [Image: Texas 2U BBQ]

    Texas 2U BBQ

    by texas2UBBQ

    The Best of Texas in Your Own Backyard!

    Natural Bridge Station, VA

    9%  

    funded
    9%
    Raised
    $510
    days left
    9
     
  6.  
    [Image: Good Golly Grub Trolley]

    Good Golly Grub Trolley

    by Grubtrolley

    Delicious comfort food that speaks for itself served from an actual train trolley.

    Colorado Springs, CO

    18%  

    funded
    18%
    Raised
    $2,220
    days left
    11
     
  7.  
    [Image: Justlikemoms Comfort Food Truck]

    Justlikemoms Comfort Food Truck

    by lenelclark62

    I want to share the foods my mother cooked for us growing up. My goal is to ignite my customers childhood food memories by serving quality comfort foods at reasonable ...

    Belleville, IL

    5%  

    funded
    5%
    Raised
    $500
    days left
    12
     
  8.  
    [Image: High Falls Cafe]

    High Falls Cafe

    by highfallscafe

    With the generously donated funding we are looking to purchase and install a point of sale system, expand our marketing reach and upgrade some vital equipment.

    High Falls, NY

    14%  

    funded
    14%
    Raised
    $1,690
    days left
    16
     
  9.  
    [Image: Happy Ed's Pasta]

    Happy Ed's Pasta

    by elybrandjr

    Incredible flavors artistically rendered in the classic style

    Portland, OR

    2%  

    funded
    2%
    Raised
    $500
    days left
    17
     
  10.  
    [Image: ComiOri]

    ComiOri

    by comiori

    Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese fast service restaurant, take away and delivery. Specializing in spicy traditional South-East Asian food using modern and systematic approa...

    madrid, MD

    0%

    funded
    0%
    Raised
    $0
    days left
    17
     
  11.  
    [Image: Tipsy Griddle]

    Tipsy Griddle

    by Acalkins

    Birth of the Tipsy Griddle

    West Branch, IA

    0%

    funded
    0%
    Raised
    $0
    days left
    25
     
  12.  
    [Image: Wheel Fresh]

    Wheel Fresh

    by wheelfresh

    Baltimore's first mobile juice truck serving smoothies and hand crafted veggie & fruit juice.

    Baltimore, MD

    0%  

    funded
    0%
    Raised
    $320
    days left
    28
     
  13.  
    [Image: Rollin" Joe]

    Rollin" Joe

    by rollinjoe

    Rollin' Joe is the UTLIMATE BARISTA ON WHEELS! GOURMET COFFEE, SIGNATURE ESPRESSO BEVERAGES, ITALIAN SODAS...and more. Operations in the FOOD TRUCK rotations and also ...

    Dallas, TX

    2%  

    funded
    2%
    Raised
    $500
    days left
    33
     
  14.  
    [Image: CLUCK! Chicken & Fries]

    CLUCK! Chicken & Fries

    by chickenbob

    Help launch the first restaurant to market Gluten Free fried chicken to 44 million health conscious consumers across the country.

    West Hempstead, NY

    0%

    funded
    0%
    Raised
    $0
    days left
    34
     
  15.  
    [Image: As close to the...SOURCE...as possible]

    As close to the...SOURCE...as possible

    by THESOURCECART

    Restarting the Street Food Revolution

    Thermalito, CA

    0%  

    funded
    0%
    Raised
    $500
    days left
    35
     
  16.  
    [Image: The Comfy Cafe]

    The Comfy Cafe

    by comfycafe

    Home is where the heart is and comfort food too. Let us bring that favorite dish to you!

    Tampa, FL

    0%

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    0%
    Raised
    $0
    days left
    37
     
  17.  
    [Image: Tortilla Bar]

    Tortilla Bar

    by thetortillabar

    Relocating YOUR tortilla.bar to Provo

    Provo, UT

    1%  

    funded
    1%
    Raised
    $500
    days left
    37
     
  18.  
    [Image: Brianna's Pizza]

    Brianna's Pizza

    by Briannas09

    Brianna's Pizza 2nd Location

    Odessa, TX

    0%

    funded
    0%
    Raised
    $0
    days left
    38
     
  19.  
    [Image: White Wolf Coffee Roasting]

    White Wolf Coffee Roasting

    by kwheeler0812

    Specialty imported coffee roasted in small batches for optimal flavor and quality.

    Eugene, OR

    0%

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    0%
    Raised
    $0
    days left
    61
     
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    2%  

    funded
    2%
    Raised
    $500
    days left
    62
     
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SUCCESS STORIES

  1.  
    Funding closed [Image: S'wich It Up]

    S'wich It Up

    by anthonysalvagno

    Affordable family-friendly sandwiches that uses local ingredients and is accommodating of those with dietary needs.

    Albuquerque, NM

    107%

    funded
    107%
    Raised
    $5,360
    Oct 24, 2013
    funded
     
  2.  
    Funding closed [Image: Hapa Ramen]

    Hapa Ramen

    by mlifeman

    Hapa Ramen is a Portland, Oregon based micro-restaurant that specializes in an original recipe ramen soup and supporting side dishes made with traditional Japanese tec...

    Portland,

    100%

    funded
    100%
    Raised
    $10,050
    Jul 02, 2013
    funded
     
  3.  
    Funding closed [Image: Unique SINGING BARTENDER DINNER AND A SHOW]

    Unique SINGING BARTENDER DINNER AND A SHOW

    by reddsings

    Redds "Sing and Sling" Unique Singing Bartender Dinner and a Show Style Restaurant

    Santa Rosa Beach, FL

    106%

    funded
    106%
    Raised
    $9,600
    Jun 24, 2013
    funded
     
  4.  
    Funding closed [Image: DB's Hot Dog and Sausage Emporium]

    107%

    funded
    107%
    Raised
    $2,150
    May 14, 2013
    funded
     
  5.  
    Funding closed [Image: East End Bakers]

    East End Bakers

    by davidandclare

    Help us buy a new oven to expand our artisan bread offerings.

    Alameda, CA

    100%

    funded
    100%
    Raised
    $500
    Mar 12, 2013
    funded
     

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