The Hub Cafe
Hi, my name is Sam Jones (in the middle in the photo). I am one of the proud owners of The Hub Cafe located off Tenth Street in Downtown Jeffersonville. I am a chef and restaurant operator from Atlanta, Ga. Having been in the restaurant industry for over 16 years I have learned the inner workings and have had the opportunity to work with the most talented individuals, who have helped to teach me most of what I know today. Cooking food is my passion, I can cook all day long everyday.
After years of experimenting and honing my skills, I’m proud to be able to share what I know and the food I create with the city that I live in. My biggest dream (it’s pretty ambitious) is to revamp the fast food industry, much like we have revamped fine dining. Local grown, organic, seasonal, humane—all these fundamental ways of growing, cooking food and eating it, with today’s technology—can be translated to the fast food industry. We just need a someone with enough drive to figure it all out and make it happen.
Though I am only at the very first and smallest step, I feel the support is all around…this is a dream we all will make a great reality. Food is our lives, make food good. Be proud of what you eat.
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More about this loan
The Hub Cafe is a restaurant and cafe serving farm fresh food, gourmet coffee roasted in house and homemade desserts. The idea behind the concept is to create a place where people can gather to eat that is laid back, quick, attentive and most of all delicious. Our customers range from community leaders and business owners to college students and teachers.
We are known for our roti, including the “Fancy Cuban” with cuban pork, ham, caramelized onion, gruyere, and truffle mustard; the “Mr. Orange” with blackened salmon, cream spinach, tomato confit, and balsamic redux; and “The Victory” with smoked brisket, slaw, fried pickled jalapenos, and salsa brava.
The restaurant’s goal is to show that a fast casual concept can be driven by local food and can be made healthy and from scratch, but most of all we want to prove to people that this is what they want. In an industry dominated by frozen foods, premade and with additives, The Hub Cafe wishes to push a new idea and concept that will help transform the industry. From farm to table, fast.
What is the purpose of this loan?
Our kitchen is busting at the seams. We have had so much support and love for better food, now we need a big enough kitchen to prep and cook it in. We have a proposal to add 650 square feet to our restaurant so that we can expand our hours and start serving dinner.
Years in operation: 1 year – 3 years
A loan of $10,000 helps Sam expand our kitchen space in our cafe to serve more homemade, delicious food to our community.