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Habit Carbon Hospitality Collective

Successful boozy doughnut joint opening second downtown Denver location
$68,000 Raised
Ended April 4th
32 Investors

The team behind Denver’s much-buzzed about Habit Doughnut Dispensary and Carbon Cafe & Bar are lighting up a second location of the co-branded concept. Patrons come for liquor-infused doughnuts and clever takes on cocktails, coffees and bites, but it’s the community that keeps them coming back—daily for 58% of them. Habit Carbon has re-envisioned how restaurants, bars and co-working spaces behave by making it about the customer, not the other way around.

Why you may want to invest
  1. Highly experienced management team: Already owns and operates three successful restaurants in Denver; has more than 30 years of hospitality experience each and over 100 years combined, including stints with Wolfgang Puck, Thomas Keller and Michael Mina Group

  2. Profitability: Projected cash-on-cash breakeven in three years for $1M buildout; original location has demonstrated 30% YOY growth

  3. Highly loyal customers and check: 58% of Carbon Cafe & Bar guests visit 2x (or more) daily and spend an average of 4x the industry average per visit

  4. Operational optimization: Second location will realize cost savings from labor efficiencies, reduced rent, more efficient footprint, shared kitchen and lower food costs

  5. Location: Situated in the up-and-coming area of Arapahoe Square, heralded as Denver’s next “it” part of town, which is currently undergoing massive transformation with more than 1100 residential units going in; will be main food provider for the adjacent Woods Boss Brewery

  6. Buzz-worthiness: 20 million views on viral videos about Habit Doughnuts

  7. Expansion possibilities: In 2016, Habit Doughnut Dispensary and Carbon Cafe & Bar were placed on the watch list of Fransmart.com

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Denver, CO

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Lisa B. Ruskaup
Lisa Ruskaup


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