Steingold’s has fought tooth and nail to continue our mission to provide Chicago with some of the best deli cuisine in the country.
We have been bootstrapping for almost three years. We have made some mistakes by trying to expand too quickly, not choosing the ideal space. Alas we have survived and, especially for the past several months, have thrived.
We are in talks with major retailers to sell our pastrami, our Skuna Bay lox, and more of our delicious products.
We have other exciting projects on the horizon for 2020 as well.
We are finally seeing the light.
Now, along with everyone else out there, we are experiencing the TREMENDOUS challenges we are presented with, with COVID-19.
Like most restaurants, we operate on very thin margins. This is a long game. For our brand to grow, and be profitable enough to PROPERLY support ourselves, and our employees, with the wages and benefits that they deserve, we require capital to keep the engine running.
COVID-19 has drastically slowed business. We are forced to operate with almost exclusively third party services who take such a high commission that, when our revenue mix skews towards them, we become unprofitable. We are happy to have cash flow of any kind, in this time, so that we may keep our staff employed. However, there is not enough money for taxes, to pay vendors, to pay rent, etc, etc.
Please consider being a part of our team, and helping us to stay alive. We will continue to work our butts off to provide Chicago with slow-rise, boiled and baked bagels, hot-smoked, thick-sliced pastrami, house-cured Skuna Bay lox, along with new and innovative food in our wheelhouse.
As we grow and hopefully find or build ourselves a proper kitchen, we will strive to provide more options and even better food!
Aaron and Liz
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