Beanie Bun (LTD) is a vegan street food business based in Newcastle serving burgers and fries. Beanie Bun burger patties are handmade and comprised mainly of beans and other vegetables (hence the bean motif on the logo).
With your generous support, l will bring this scrummy idea to fruition setting up stall at Newcastle’s street food markets and other regional events.
My name is Dionne and I am based in Newcastle. I spent 3 years studying in London towards a BA at the University of Arts London.
Things took a sudden turn one night in August 2018, when I was hit by a car whilst cycling home. Subsequently, I incurred a nasty shoulder injury; I left my job at Gourmet Burger Kitchen as a Back of House Team Member and moved back home to heal.
I founded Beanie Bun in October of 2018 whilst healing from my injuries. I felt inspired to start my own vegan burger business (an aspect I had already been thinking about prior to the accident) as a way of empowering myself whilst cultivating the skills l had gained during my time at Gourmet Burger Kitchen, alongside a longstanding passion for cooking and creating.
WHY I NEED HELP
As a recent grad with no savings and poor credit rating, all the doors at the Start-Up Loans companies I approached have been inaccessible. A lack of funds has been the biggest deterrent between me realising my ambition of making delicious, flavoursome, protein-dense vegan burgers.
Summer is upon us making it the perfect time to get Beanie Bun to the masses and create brand awareness at primarily local street food markets and other regional events.
I need capital to buy equipment, licenses and certifications (excluding food handling) in order to start trading.
- Unit: Gazebo
- Street trading license
- Business Insurance
- Cooking appliances including a hotplate, fryer, gas bottle etc.
- Food storage equipment i.e. commercial cool boxes
- Fire safety equipment
- Hand washing unit
Beanie Bun typifies the phrase “started from the bottom” in every sense. It would be delight as a young black woman to contribute to the wider community in a city l so dearly love.
If I fail to meet my target, all the money donated will be refunded!