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We believe that bars, restaurants and bakeries create and transform communities, providing a place for people to connect and a backbone for a thriving and vibrant neighborhood. Entrepreneurs need better access to smarter capital to build and sustain such businesses, and local people should have a say in shaping how their area develops. At EquityEats, we provide a way to make this happen.
EquityEats is an equity crowdfunding platform specifically focused on investment opportunities in the food and beverage service industry that yield financial returns for investors.
Click through the opportunity available until you find one that leaves you hungry for more. Take time to review the disclosures and financial information to make sure this offering would make a suitable investment for you.
Once we have verified that you are a resident of the state the business is raising money in, you will be able to invest directly into a food and beverage business. As an investor, you will receive an annual K1 tax form and, when profitable, distributions.
Once opened, go in and enjoy the concept that your investment helped open. Receive investor-exclusive access and a financial return when the business is profitable.
We structure deals fairly for both entrepreneurs and investors and help mitigate challenges typically faced in the food and beverage industry.
Entrepreneurs must raise enough to open their doors + 20% contingency and 3 months operating capital in an "all or nothing" funding campaign.
By funding through EquityEats, entrepreneurs will have up to 100 local investors acting as brand evangelists, telling their friends, family and coworkers about the place.
If the local community does not believe in a concept or thinks the entrepreneur has picked a bad location for what they are trying to do, the community will not fund the concept.
EquityEats remains involved, helping with bookkeeping and investor relations and by providing access to a network and resources typically only available to restaurant groups.