Rainy Day Fund - Dodo Pub Co.

by Jesse Jones in Oxford, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 24th April 2020 we successfully raised £16,931 with 480 supporters in 28 days

In a nutshell, business isn't exactly 'as normal' right now. Pledge a bar tab now and that's exactly what you'll get when we reopen the door

by Jesse Jones in Oxford, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

While our doors are closed this money go towards keeping the business afloat and the large costs incurred by closing our pubs and again reopening them. All money raised will be honoured in bar tabs to spend as you please once we reopen... 


For those of you reading this, you’ll already likely know who Dodo Pubs are, or at least you’ll have had a pint, burger or pizza at either The Rusty Bicycle, The Rickety Press, The Bottle of Sauce, The Up in Arms or The Last Crumb. 

You’ll also not need an update as to how upside down our world is right now, nor will it come as a surprise that our business Dodo Pubs, a successful independent community focused pub co. has been hit hard by recent events.

OUR STORY


Chris and I opened the Rusty Bicycle in East Oxford, back in 2009 and although we didn’t know it then that was the beginning of a 10 year journey for what was to become Dodo Pub Co. Our aim was to create a truly unique neighbourhood space that brought you (our customers + friends) together through a love of food, drink and community. Today we have 5 pubs in 3 different cities and employ over 100 people.

We are immensely proud of the brand we’ve crafted over the last decade with the help of many long serving staff and of course you, our long-standing friends. We also plan to work our arses off to keep this thing going, but in the meantime - while the front doors stay locked – we are asking for a little support.

THE IDEA - PLEDGE A BAR TAB TODAY & SPEND IT ONCE OUR DOORS REOPEN


Our idea is a simple one – we not asking for charity – just a pledge from you to come back and enjoy your favourite Dodo Pub once again sometime in the near future. The pledge buys you the reward of a bar tab - that you’re able to spend just like any other bar tab.

£10 pledge now = £10 Bar tab (once we reopen)

£25 pledge now = £25 Bar tab (once we reopen) ... and so on.

WHEN WILL WE REOPEN?

In short, as soon as the government says it is safe. In the meantime, we’re working on creating a super-safe Deliveroo service where you can buy Beer + Pizza for Delivery. In time (when we’re able) a collection service too.

(please note – your pledged bar tabs – can only be redeemed one the pubs are open to the public again - not for delivery or collection).

SO WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH ALL THIS PLEDGE MONEY?

In short, it’s going to contribute to our cash flow over the coming months. Even though we’re closed we still have utility bills, subscriptions, loans and other stuff that doesn’t go on pause like the rest of the country. The money will also go towards our staff that will continue to work on the new 'collection and takeaway service' while social distancing is still in place.

HOW ELSE CAN YOU HELP US?

That's an easy one! Continue to follow us on social media and share positive comments with us and the neighbourhood.

Stay Safe. Be Kind.

Leo Johnson - Co Founder Dodo Pub Co.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£40 or more

THE LOCAL HERO - (£25 tab + your name on the wall)

For those who can contribute a little more. We're giving away a £25 bar tab + the chance to have a your good deed (and name) immortalised in paint on the wall of your favourite Dodo Pub.

£10 or more

BAR TAB - the regular

For the regular dropping in for a couple of pints

£15 or more

DODO PUB CO. White T-shirt

Limited edition Dodo Pub Co. White T-shirt. One print run only.

£25 or more

BAR TAB - drinks with a mate

If you see yourself tripping down for some food and booze with a friend sometime in the future this ones for you

£50 or more

BAR TAP - FAMILY OF 4

Saturday or Sunday brunch with Fam? or maybe a early evening meal... £50 should get you all a decent fill.

£100 or more

BAR TAB - BIG SPENDER

If you see yourself going big what this is all over with friends, family or both then please pledge now and party later.

£250 or more

BAR TAB - THE DRINKS ARE ON ME

This one's for the peacocks out there! It's a lot of cash to splash we know, but we're all gonna need something to look forward to at the end of this.

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