Today’s Soups! Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Happy SATURDAY Soup Lovers!

With 20 days left to enjoy the Da Kind Dine-In Experience, a frosty chill in the air and an incredible line up of Dustin’s soups, it’s going to be a SOUPer day!
Naturally, that is every day here at Da Kind where our soup bowls runneth over with Kindness and Healthy Eating.  We are growing, transitioning, expanding, changing, evolving and more, but don’t worry Soup Lovers, we’re definitely not clsoing.
Join us as we change from a small sit-down restaurant into a high-energy kitchen making Chef Dustin’s sensational soups available to EVERYONE.

  • Now through March 31:
    Open for business as usual! Serving our delicious hot soups, salads & sandwiches.
  • April: Renovation!
    Quick turn on kitchen and storefront remodel!
  • May:  Re-launch!
    Our one-of-Da Kind Soups will be available in Soup Bag at our Evergreen storefront, online for shipping, and for wholesale opportunities!

Read more about our transition from Soup Restaurant to Soup Kitchen below!

 

Dustin and Ariane Spreading KINDness with SOUPS – DA KIND SOUPS
(It’s based off our names! duh Da)

NUMBER ONE: The reason(s) we are making a change to our business model

At Da Kind Soups, we have treasured the journey of becoming an established gathering place of kindness while serving and feeding the Evergreen community for over nine years.

It has been a dedicated labor of love for Dustin and me to devote ourselves every week while balancing our family time raising two sons and spending time with our parents. The experience has exceeded our expectations in ways we couldn’t have imagined.

While we LOVE creating innovating and amazing soups, it’s equally challenging to maintain the training, management, and staffing demands required to consistently ensure that we are giving every customer the highest quality experience every time they visit our restaurant.

By transitioning from our small soup restaurant into an expanded soup kitchen, we will be able to focus on making soups for our Soup Loving community knowing that every element of our precious product is of the highest quality.

This conversion also allows us to make more of Chef Dustin’s incredible soups available to more people. A goal of ours as well as a common request from our customers, that we’ve been working toward for years. We are so excited to make this happen!

NUMBER TWO: Kickstarting our transition

 Our Kickstarter (an online way to “crowd-fund”) is OFF AND RUNNING!! Woohoo! We are so very thankful to our Souper Supporters who have already jumped on board to help us meet our goal. We are currently at 2% of our goal… so we have a souper long way to go, but we are optimistic as always and pumped to be working towards our big change.

As a thank you for pledging, our soupporters are able to choose from a variety of meaningful rewards, including donations of soup made to our local EChO food bank! Thank you to our Souper Soupporters!!  

NUMBER THREE: Where and How You can Help Da Kind 

Go directly to Kickstarter and make a pledge.  Please take a look: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dakindsoups/soup-is-kindness-in-da-bag
If it’s weird and doesn’t make sense, and you still want to help, if you need help understanding with the process, come on in, we’d love to sit down with you, explain everything, get you something to eat, thank you ever so kindly and then give you a t-shirt for making your pledge in the store!
The process of making this transition from our little soup shop to a custom kitchen is moving quickly. We will begin renovations in April and plan to reopen the storefront, dedicated to selling our delicious soups, exclusively in the bags, beginning again in May.

Your support of our Kickstarter will help us to meet this speedy timeline, purchase the equipment we need and enable us to continue producing our high quality food in Evergreen.
 A Souper Big Thank you to our Soupreme Soup Lovers near and far who have already pledged to our Campaign! Every contribution is enormously appreciated. Your help is invaluable and our gratitude is immense.

NUMBER FOUR: We are loyal supporters of local businesses 

We appreciate working with quality local businesses and are grateful to be part of this community! Here are just a few of the local Colorado businesses that we have worked with:

Bluepoint Bakery, Leffler Family Farms, Rising Graphics, Evergreen National Bank, American Tape and Label, Denver Syrup, Choice Image, Bluefish Studios, Mountain Lock and Key http://jptotallawncare.com/, http://www.bluepointbakery.com/, http://www.stemsaflowershop.com/, http://viviansgourmet.com/, http://www.alattemorethancoffee.com/

NUMBER FIVE: Da Kind By the Numbers….

  • Employed over 500 local workers with an average staff of 20 people.
  • Provided over 73,000 free meals to our superstar staff and their families
  • Saved our local teachers, public servers and seniors over $64,000 in discounts
  • Supported our invaluable active and retired military veterans
  • Donated $52,783.16 to local schools and non-profit organizations
  • Donated over 7 tons of soup to EChO Food Bank
  • Donated over $100,000 in gift cards to charities, events, schools, clubs, community groups and many, many kind people.

Thank you for reading. Thank you for your business. Thank you for caring. Thank you for loving soup. Thank you for supportive and kind words as we enter a new phase of Da Kind Soups. We are so grateful for every single person who has helped us along the way over the past nine years. Please consider keeping the Kindness going, and make your pledge today.

Check out our KICKSTARTER VIDEO and choose your REWARD level TODAY!

20 DAYS
remaining to enjoy the Da Kind Dine-In Experience!

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