A New American Micro Diner

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Jonfood NapaValley  NAPA, CA

Some of you may remember me as the founding operator of Jon's Street Eats, one of the first pioneers of the Bay Area's street-food scene. I sold Jon's Street Eats in the spring of 2011 to move to Napa and try to start a family with my wife. The past year has been a tough road of navigating through fertility tests and treatments and taking things off the table, such as dedicating my time to a restaurant or project of my own.  Now that we have navigated through this challenge, it is time to focus on getting something off the ground.  


$30,000 is the minimum needed to apply for an SBA loan that would cover a build-out and opening expenses for a small, modest, hands-on operation.  I envision a Classic American Diner meets sensible seasonality, much like Jon's Street Eats approach: simple, familiar foods done right, at an affordable price. 

With your support to reach this goal, you will be helping me bring real food to real people. 

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Update 22
Posted by Jonathan M Kosorek
52 months ago
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Thank you Everyone! Let's keep it up.
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Update 21
Posted by Jonathan M Kosorek
52 months ago
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Alright, good work almost 10%
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Update 20
Posted by Jonathan M Kosorek
52 months ago
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Well, this gofundme thing doesn't look like it's gonna hit the breakpoint. I still need to raise 27,500 for the minimum contribution for the sba loan to make this project doable. If any of you out there would like to discuss a more traditional "investment/loan" option,know this: in every Chef role I have heald I have increased sales, improved reviews, maintained better than averages costs and operating expenses. Everyone was paid back from investments in Jon's Street Eats. I have a solid track record let's make something unique happen!
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Update 19
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52 months ago
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Still have a long way to go.....thank you to all of you who have pledged already!
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Created November 15, 2012
Jonfood NapaValley  
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$500
Tia Mahannah
52 months ago

If people commit another $1,500 in the next 5 days, we will commit another $500 next week. Let's make this happen friends

$250
aaron nam
52 months ago

Easiest decision I've made, Jon's food speaks for itself

KF
$150
Karin Foust
52 months ago

I'm trying to up my contribution to the $250 category. This program doesn't let you adjust it... so I'm doing a second bid.

DL
$25
David Luoh
52 months ago
AW
$25
Annette Weatherman
52 months ago

In memory of honest and generous Jon and my beautiful terra cotta patio my dogs and I still enjoy so much. Wish it could be more. You never know -- maybe later.

ES
$50
E & D Sarao
52 months ago
HZ
$50
Huiming Zhang
52 months ago
$250
Anonymous
52 months ago
GW
$50
Glenn Wood
52 months ago
ME
$25
Marieta Easley
52 months ago

Hope you make your goal! I can't wait to eat there.

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