Randy and Mark's 9th Ave. Restaurant

$9,146 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 88 people in 41 months
I am 1/2 way to our finacial goal of $150,000. Lease signing is projected for March 1, 2015. Grand opening will be the second week of April.

I could not have gotten this far with out the support of my AMAZING Broadway community, friends, family and loyal customers...Thank you.

Now I'm asking for you to help me reach my financial goals. Any amount is neither too small or too large. There will be New York Country perks and rewards for all contributions. For those who would like to partner with us for between $10,000 - $50,000, you can contact us indiviually...$10,000 =1% interest in the company. 

SpoonFed's New York Country will be a casual dining experience serving a delicious southern-fusion cuisine with a friendly and personable atmosphere. Our menu is a blend of American classic dishes and southern style cooking that is layered with herbs and spices found in many other cultures. The mission of SpoonFed's New York Country is simple, 1) Serve quality and great tasting food, 2) Create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere 3) serve, serve, serve. 

It's true that a lot of start up companies and restaurants can trace their humble beginnings back to selling meals out of their cars, garages, and small home kitchens. Selling one meal at a time, catering companies and restaurants were established. A somewhat similar story holds true for SpoonfedNYC as well, except it was the brainchild of the backstage hair and makeup team at one of New York City's biggest musicals, Wicked. Working as a dresser on Broadway and TV for nearly 13 years, Randy Witherspoon began cooking and sharing his food and his love for cooking with his co- workers. Part of his nature and charm was seeing others enjoy the foods he had grown up with in South Carolina by recreating his grandmother's recipes. Cooking was a hobby, it was therapeutic, and it was an enjoyable and undeniable passion. On one of these occasions of, "Look what I cooked today," the hair and makeup crew approached Randy and said that they would gladly pay him for his meals, and they were positive that others would, as well; here people were saying out loud, "Take our money, please!" 

From that moment on, SpoonfedNYC was in development. Every cast and crew member added comments, ideas, suggestions and most of all, support, to help Randy formulate, create and start his own catering company. From Randy Witherspoon's nickname, Spoon, the name SpoonfedNYC was born, and "Eat Like You Mean it, Honey!" quickly became the slogan. That was 2009. The test drives of delivering meals backstage to one show led to taking orders from multiple shows. SpoonfedNYC became a familiar and welcomed name backstage, especially on matinee days. If orders were not placed, meals would still be delivered and left inside the stage door or in the Green Room. People paid using the honor system or with an I.O.U. Not only did this foster a family-like attitude of trust, but it became the cornerstone of the SpoonfedNYC branding. Its that attitude and atmosphere of family, along with our proven menu of favorites -- that Hell's Kitchen will experience with Spoonfed's New York Country restaurant. 

I am truly humbled by our investors who have already made it possible for me to be this close to doing what I so love to do, cook, share and be of service.

We invite you to look at SpoonfedNYC, our catering site, to see that we encourage you to "Eat Like You Mean It, Honey!"  CLICK HERE 

Love you Guys!

Randy Stricklin-Witherspoon
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When word spread through the Broadway community that Spoonfed’s New York Country was in development, the response was overwhelmingly positive. Through input, discussions, and research, we realized that we were scaling back our vision and business plan to accommodate a small space just to get the restaurant open. Then the landlord changed the terms of agreement and we declined the deal. However, upon refining our concept, we realize that we could build our vision to include,
holding private ‘Show’ parties, such as opening and closing nights or parties for cast members rotating in or out of a show or any private event.
Provide a small stage for industry people to showcase or work on music-oriented projects. And of course live Gospel Sunday Brunches.
Create a VIP experience for show people, whether with a restricted access area or separate area.
Serve great food and drink before, between, and after shows.
We are narrowing down our search for the perfect space within Hells kitchen, and will be going into production soon.
Everyone has been, and continues to be, so wonderful, that I am anxious to get into the Kitchen, so everyone can "Eat Like They Mean It Honey!"
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Three Beautiful Spoonfed New York Country Angels, giving good fortune and love to our soon to be community and neighborhood base restaurant. xoxo
xoxo from the communtiy!!!
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Your generous support is moving us closer and closer to signing the lease and becoming a staple in Hell's Kitchen. Can't wait to see you at the grand opening!
Eat Like You Mean It, Honey!
Vegetarians, You don't know fried corn
I can't wait to be doing this full time!
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Hey everyone, just rereading everyone's comments, the love and support from all of you is more empowering than you realize. Thank you!
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Rhonda Mitchell
40 months ago

I want to donate NOW - But will have to wait until payday. Thoughts and well wishes your way! My friend Teddy has a campaign on this site, it's been a tough up hill battle for him too. But I know that there is still an abundance of compassion still out there for everyone. God bless. ---Rhonda

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Jonathan Williams
40 months ago

Awesome page bro. Let me know what I can do to help.

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Rosie Goldensohn
40 months ago

Hi, I'm a reporter for the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood interested in your story. Shoot me an email if you're interested, rgoldensohn@dnainfo.com Thanks R

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Robin Cook
40 months ago

So thrilled for Spoonfed's latest adventure in yumminess!!! Xo

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Anonymous
7 months ago
JK
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John Krukowski
15 months ago

Congrats on everything! Can't wait to come to New York and eat at our new favorite restaurant! We love you!

PD
$36
Peyser Neighborhood Dental
30 months ago

we tasted the good and and we are hooked. Looking forward to the opening.....

$500
Anonymous
36 months ago
MR
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Michele Reisch
38 months ago

Looking forward to more chicken tenders!

JM
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Jessica Minczeski
39 months ago

So excited for you guys!!! Cook like you mean it!!!!!

WR
$100
William Ryall
39 months ago

Wish I could do more! You deserve it! Much love!!!

Rhonda Mitchell
40 months ago

I want to donate NOW - But will have to wait until payday. Thoughts and well wishes your way! My friend Teddy has a campaign on this site, it's been a tough up hill battle for him too. But I know that there is still an abundance of compassion still out there for everyone. God bless. ---Rhonda

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Jonathan Williams
40 months ago

Awesome page bro. Let me know what I can do to help.

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Rosie Goldensohn
40 months ago

Hi, I'm a reporter for the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood interested in your story. Shoot me an email if you're interested, rgoldensohn@dnainfo.com Thanks R

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Robin Cook
40 months ago

So thrilled for Spoonfed's latest adventure in yumminess!!! Xo

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