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Just BE Kitchen LLC | Government Grant Application

Just BE Kitchen LLC | Application Preview

  • General Information

    Business Registration Number: Just BE Kitchen LLC

    Location: Denver, CO, United States

    Length of Operation: 6-10

    Number of Employees: 11-25 Employees

    Annual Gross Income: $500k to $1M

    Annual Gross Expense: $1M to $10M

    Open to Loans: NO

  • Funding Usage

    We would use the 50K to increase marketing edffort to increase in store online & catering sales. We would use some of the money to develop better training to retain employee and decrease turnover We woud use some of the money to increase employee morale and satisfaction by supporting deserved wage increases, bonuses for meeting KPI metrics as well as team building exercises and team outings to build relationships outside of work We would use some of the money to fix problems within our very old building that we have not had the funds to fix.

  • Business Plan

    We have opened 2 new locations from 2022 to 2024. We now have 3 locations and envision many more. Just BE Kitchen has a goal to be the chipotle of healthy food. We are eager to get a space in the Denver International Airport and expand our locations to other states like Arizona, Utah, Texas and more. We have a plan to launch our mindful market which would distribute our sugar free dressings, sauces & famous tortillas into a retail & grocery market. We have to work with a copacker to do this, which requires funding. Just BE Kitchen is currently the largest 100% gluten free restaurant group in Denver with 3 locations. We have a unique concept that caters to the many individuals with food allergies & sensitivities as well as diseases affected by nutrition. We believe in community education and support and do monthly wellness events that cover a wide variety of topics to support physical, mental & spiritual wellness. In doing these events, we support local practitioners by partnering with them. We support local food growers and vendors by partnering with them to feature their products. We have been featured in many magazines & articles and voted Best GF restaurant several times. We were the only paloe restaraunt to ever be featured on the food network's Diner's Drive In's & Dives. We are the only W30 approved restaurant in Denver. We have suppported the community throughout the pandemic and were featured on the local news for donating over 1000 healthy meals to front line workers, police workers & grocery workers. We we also featured for launching our immunity lunchboxes, which provide immune boosting lunches for office workers & people who could not leave their home due to auto immune disorders during the pandemic. We believe that eating healthy shouldn't mean you have to sacrifice or have a lack of options. We have something for everyone as we take comfort food and create our own twists to create 100% gluten & grain free comfort food free from many other common allergens like soy, corn, sugar, peanuts, legumes & dairy. We have had a very hard year with min wage madates in Denver dictating min wage at $18.29 coupled with COGS increasing almost double as well as sales decreasing. We would be so appreciative for financial support to continue growing our business. We know we have a uniwqu concept and we know what we do is making a difference in the lives of so many people with celiac disease & other food related illnesses. We have created a safe space for people to eat and visit with one another. Food is the only thing we put in our body except for medicine & it matters so much. Nutrition can affect all other bosy systems and we believe we can continue to change the lives of our patrons through nutrition, public education, community partnerships, & retail expansion. We have several otgher ideas that have not yet launched due to funding. but know our growth potential is significant if only we had support.

  • Self Identified Competition

    There are not many competitors at this time. Nurture is a single location Gluten free spot. Fresh Thymes recently closed down. Many other restaurants have GF options but are not dedicated GF. The restaurants that are dedicated GF focus mostly on salads and fresh eats, but none do comfort food and none have multiple locations and none are W30 approved. We are currently the largest 100% dedicated gluten free restaurant group and want to continue this trend in growing to be the chipotle of healthy food. We have a unique concept & we BElieve in serving mindful mouthfuls from a conscious kitchen with kindness. We are 100% gluten & grain free and free from soy, corn, refined sugar, peanuts, legumes & dairy. We offer Vegetarian, Vegan, Egg Free & Nut Free options, but can feed anyone as we also offer meat dishes. We take traditional comfort food and make them the JBK way to support the may people with food sensitivites, food allergies & diseases affected by nutrition. Not only do we serve food, but we are a wellness establishment as we host monthly wellness events on a variety of topics that support a lifestyle of wellness. We additionally have a monthly membership where guests can get weekly meals to take home & prepare, a free recipe a month, VIP access to new menu items & tastings, discounted events and more! - We are the only W30 approved restaurant in Denver. We are the only paleo restaruant to ever be featured on the Food Network's Diner's Drive In's & Dives. - We are the largest 100% gluten free restaurant group -We were voted Best GF restaurant by several local organzations -We make everything from scrtach by hand in house, including our tortillas which are an extremely popular item. These tortillas are the best GF tortillas available, but are a challnege to produce in store on a large scale.

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