Not Dogs - Meaty Meals Without the Meat

by Katie and Jane in Birmingham

We did it
On 11th January 2016 we successfully raised £10,000 with 33 supporters in 35 days

Not Dogs - Meaty Meals Without the Meat! We are on a mission to bring meat-free fast food to every major city in the UK!

by Katie and Jane in Birmingham

New stretch target

If we were to raise more money than our initial target, every single penny will go towards helping us to further secure the perfect location, our legal fees, and hopefully help us to begin the task of creating our first Not Dogs restaurant space, ready to welcome you all soon!


Not Dogs - Meaty Meals Without the Meat!

We're Katie & Jane, the creators of vegetarian fast-food brand 'Not Dogs' and we'd love to raise £10,000 to begin our mission to take Not Dogs from a little food truck to a high street near you!

In our team of two there's one meat-eater and one veggie and we were both frustrated with the lack of trustworthy meaty meals and mouth-watering vegetarian food that gives that 'fast food' hit so we decided to create our own brand - 'Not Dogs'!

For 18 months now we've been travelling up and down the country, just the two of us, in our purple food truck providing delicious, unique meat-free fast food to delight both meat-eaters and vegetarians. The number one question we were asked when we were on the road was 'Where is your restaurant?' which has led us to the next phase of our development - to secure our first restaurant location and launch it in 2016.

Introducing Not Dogs

The aim of Not Dogs is to provide food lovers, both carnivores and veggies, with a delicious, fun, quality menu to excite and amaze. Not Dogs is completely vegetarian, 100% meat-free (something we are very proud of) without lacking the satisfaction we all get from delicious fast-food such as burgers and hotdogs. Our ‘Meaty Meals Without the Meat’ are so good that at least a third of our customers are meat-eaters! We are advocates of a meat-reducing diet, not only to help us all become healthier but also reduce the negative impact of excessive meat production on the environment.

Our range includes veggie hotdogs (created with Quorn) packed with our homemade toppings such as the Kickin' Katie Nacho Dog and Plain Jane (see what we did there!) and popular 'The Original Frank' with our own recipe beer-fried onions.

We've recently added 'Crispy Potato Lattice Fries' to the menu which went down a storm, plus we're currently developing our very first meat-free burger and amazing breakfast muffins! We have a special 'Vegan Dog' and gluten-free options too.

We’ve served up almost 10,000 Not Dogs, and been to some of the UK's best music festivals, including V-Festival, Lovebox and Radio One’s Big Weekend. We've met thousands of happy Not Dogs fans and had brilliant press written about us in Women's Health, Fabulous Magazine and Stylist to name a few plus we've even won some awards along the way!

“Katie & Jane: The entrepreneurs making meat-free cool” – Oh So London

“New Favourite Festival Food Found” – Elle Magazine

“Delish veggie hot dogs with wow toppings like nachos! We’re converted” – Graph of Greatness, The Sun, Fabulous Magazine

We've build up a fantastic community on social media and taken hundreds of 'Sausage Selfies' which we love to share online. We even managed a few famous #sausageselfie pictures too including Sir Richard Branson, Paul O'Grady and punk band Slaves!

We're a new, exciting, passionate brand and are ready to hit a high street near you with the first Not Dogs restaurant. We wanted to reach as many people as possible to gain market research in our self-funded first year, and we are convinced that Not Dogs will prove to be a popular addition to the UK high street.

We are so proud to have completed our first 18 months of building Not Dogs into the popular food offering that it is. We now need your help to get to the next level and open up the first Not Dogs restaurant which will hopefully lead to many more restaurants in a city near you!

Funds raised on Crowdfunder will go towards our plans in 2016 to launch the first Not Dogs restaurant and will directly be put towards helping us to secure that must-have location for our first home!

Your Reward

Aside from putting even bigger smiles on both of our faces, we'd like to offer a number of exclusive 'Crowdfunder' rewards as a thank you for your support!

Get your name on the 'Sausage Selfie Wall' in the first restaurant, receive a 20% discount every time you visit or even bring Not Dogs into your own kitchen with our exclusive apron...

Celebrate with us at our first ambassador party or even receive an invite to the most exclusive party in town - the Not Dogs launch party! Or maybe you'd love a behind-the-scenes tour with Katie & Jane...

Of course the ultimate reward is the 'Not Dogs for Life' membership card! Your exclusive card will allow you to enjoy Not Dogs for life! Plus, as an extra reward, we will name a new menu item after you so you can eat your namesake time and time again!

About Katie & Jane

You can find out about the duo behind Not Dogs, what makes us tick and which Not Dogs we can’t stop devouring in an interview we did for Oh So London here: http://ohsolondon.com/2015/04/4013-katie-and-jane-not-dogs-entrepreneurs-making-meat-free-cool/ 

Our mission is to have a Not Dogs restaurant in every major city so we would love for you to show your support and help us kick-start our mission so that one day you’ll have a Not Dogs fix near you!

Even if you can't donate, please help us by sharing our page with your community, online and offline!

Thank you for coming to our page, and if you are already a Not Dog fan – we can’t thank you enough for all the support you have all shown us since we began.

See you for a #SausageSelfie soon :)

Katie & Jane

How it Works

Select a pledge amount from the list on the side of the screen and if we reach our target of £10,000 within six weeks, we will be successfully funded (yay!) and your pledged funds will be transferred to us according to the method you select when you pledge. If we don't reach our target (boo!), your money will not leave your account.

Where can I find Not Dogs?

The next Not Dogs event is the Oxford Christmas Market, on Broad Street from 10th to 20th December. Katie & Jane will be there to serve the Not Dogs winter menu!

How can I see where my money is going?

You can keep up-to-date with all the latest Not Dogs news on our blog - blog.notdogs.com You can also sign up to the newsletter or even email the team for regular updates too!

What are stretch targets on Crowdfunder?

When we reach our target, 'stretch funding' will activate which enables us to raise more funds to help us on our journey. More details of what we'd do with the extra money will pop-up once we reach £10,000.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

You'll receive a massive thanks from Katie & Jane in the form of your name on the Sausage Selfie Wall in the first Not Dogs restaurant

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Get a 10% discount reward for you to enjoy every time you visit for the first six months of the Not Dogs restaurant opening! Plus, your name on the Sausage Selfie Wall in the first Not Dogs restaurant

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Get a 20% discount reward for you to enjoy every time you visit for the first year of the Not Dogs restaurant opening! Plus, your name on the Sausage Selfie Wall in the first Not Dogs restaurant

£75 or more

£75 Reward

Receive a very exclusive Not Dogs apron in orange or purple so you can get cooking up a Not Dogs storm in your kitchen at home! Plus, a 20% discount reward for you to enjoy every time you visit for the first year of the Not Dogs restaurant opening! And your name on the Sausage Selfie Wall in the first Not Dogs restaurant

£150 or more

£150 Reward

Lucky you will get a private invitation to the first annual Not Dogs Ambassador Party at the restaurant. This invitation is sent to an exclusive group of selected Not Dogs fans... you now included! All the Not Dogs you desire, menu-tasting, exclusive insider news and a whole heap of exclusive merchandise to take away with you! Plus, a 20% discount reward for you to enjoy every time you visit for the first year of the Not Dogs restaurant opening! And your name on the Sausage Selfie Wall in the first Not Dogs restaurant

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Come to the most exclusive party in town hosted by Katie & Jane... the very first (and there’s only ever one first!) Not Dogs Launch Party! You'll be socialising with the 'top dogs' at this very intimate ‘invitation only’ event that will celebrate the very first Not Dogs restaurant opening to the UK. Plus, a 20% discount reward for you to enjoy every time you visit for the first year of the Not Dogs restaurant opening! And your name on the Sausage Selfie Wall in the first Not Dogs restaurant

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Get a behind-the-scenes tour with Katie & Jane and enjoy an exclusive lunch with them! You will be able to enjoy tasting the full Not Dogs menu, including some of our new creations, before anyone else! We'll take you around the restaurant, into our kitchen and let you into a few Not Dogs secrets along the way! Plus, a 20% discount reward for you to enjoy every time you visit for the first year of the Not Dogs restaurant opening! And your name on the Sausage Selfie Wall in the first Not Dogs restaurant

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

Receive the ultimate reward... the 'Not Dogs for Life' membership card! Your exclusive card will allow you to enjoy Not Dogs for life... yes for the rest of your life! Plus, as a massive thank you, we will name a new menu item after you so you can eat your namesake time and time again! Plus, a 20% discount reward for you to enjoy every time you visit for the first year of the Not Dogs restaurant opening! And your name on the Sausage Selfie Wall in the first Not Dogs restaurant

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