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April 08, 2009

Save My Barbeque Joint

Jonathan Childres opened his barbecue restaurant seven years ago this week. He and his business partner describe the place as a bit of a “hole in the wall,” since the kitchen is tiny and the restaurant only seats 36 people. The two say they’ve been wanting to expand their business to a larger space since they opened, and they were ready to do so - until this year, when one of their investors unexpectedly pulled out at the last minute. So, Jonathan had to think creatively about raising the extra funds. He's turned to his customers. Would you invest in a restaurant if it meant you'd get free barbecue?

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