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'Laine's Bake Shop

An artisan baking manufacturing company with a social mission.
$77,733 Raised
Ended December 12th
149 Investors

Seventy percent of our business is wholesale to companies like Whole Foods and Starbucks. To meet existing surplus demand and take advantage of larger opportunities, we're moving into a production space that's three times larger, with an estimated maximum output of $4M.

Our mission is to bring people together through authentic, good food as a way to revitalize urban communities, starting with the south side of Chicago. We specialize in scratch made, all-natural baked goods with unique flavors. 

Why you may want to invest
  1. Carried in all 54 Whole Foods in the Midwest Region, stores can select from 6 SKUs.

  2. Carried in 10 local Starbucks. 

  3. Retail bakery cafe location in Chicago's Pullman neighborhood to open September 2018. Monthly on site  pop up events leading up to grand opening. 

  4. Lease secured for new production facility in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood, opens fall 2018.

  5. Alumni of the Good Food Business Accelerator at 1871 Tech Incubator in Chicago.

  6. Accepted into the Fall 2018 Cohort of the Inner City Capital Connections program. 

Our Ambition

Our vision is to become a Chicago-centric, national consumer brand, similar to Giordano's or Garrett's Popcorn. We plan to scale nationally with Whole Foods, Starbucks, and other national retailers. We will have food service contracts to supply our products through channels such as Bon Appetit Food Service. On the retail side, we will work to make our Chicago locations community institutions during this time. We will catalyze positive change in our communities by executing our social mission. 

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