Gourmet donuts served with fried chicken and whiskey
We make donuts using a traditional brioche recipe and locally-sourced ingredients. We started as a pop-up experiment in March 2015 within Cupcake Royale and are moving to our own location in Seattle later this year. We’re combining three loves: donuts, fried chicken, and whiskey. Come in at 9am for a donut, 2pm for some fried chicken, and 10pm for a drink or two!
- 45,847 donuts sold since launch.
- Ran a successful pop-up, opening first brick and mortar location in Seattle.
- Flavors include Peanut Butter Sriracha, Honey blood Orange, and Rodeo Queen.
- Catered large orders for companies like PayPal
- 79% gross margins
For us, a donut isn’t just a pastry. It’s a memory of childhood trips to the local bakery and a bit of love to share with coworkers at the office. While places like Dunkin’ Donuts and Tim Hortons mass produce generic-tasting donuts, we believe donuts should be high-quality and full of innovation and creativity. More than a bakery, we want to build a community of donut lovers, and with a $14b industry that’s growing 4.7% each year*, that community will be huge.
WHY I LIKE RODEO DONUT
As an investor in anything, I do not only want to feel confident in my return, I want to know that my money is going towards something that supports the local economy and my community. I choose to invest in Rodeo Donut because of their ingenuity, their obsession with quality, and their knowledge of the food and hospitality sector.
– Neil Rhodes, Vectorform, Interaction Designer
Let’s Enjoy a Donut Together
May 15, 2016
We believe fresh fried buttery brioche donuts, fried chicken and strong whiskey drinks is an experience people can get behind. After a year of slinging donuts we have learned that capitalizing on more than just one day part and one product will be key. We’re creating` a place where morning, noon and night we can bring good food and good times.
Our plan is find a location in Seattle’s best neighborhood so we can instantly increase sales with coffee, fried chicken, farm fresh sides and a thoughtfully procured drink menu. Being able to break it out of “pop-up” stage would help us more than triple our sales.
With your help, we can open a stand alone location that’d turn our small business into the thriving local eatery we had always hoped for. Your investment would not only benefit Rodeo Donut itself, you as an investor, our future customers, the surrounding neighborhoods and communities would all benefit as well.