inKind
inKind is Here to Help
The hospitality industry is in the middle of an unprecedented crisis. There is no restaurant bailout like the banks received in 2008. Because our industry is made up of thousands of hard-working small businesses, Congress does not listen to our voices.

We help restaurants raise money from their local community by selling supercharged
gift cards (& they come with a bonus).

Financing Through Gift Card Sales
Implementing high dollar gift cards,
or House Accounts as we call them:

- Increase customer purchases by 4x
- Increase average spend
- Increase customer frequency
- 15-20% cheaper than selling typical gift cards
House Accounts incentivize customers to buy more, with increased bonus credit for larger purchases
House Accounts save you thousands of dollars because our App allows guests to leave a tip on their credit card
Part of a group? We track redemptions across all your venues. A group-wide gift card with easy back-end reporting
House Accounts help you raise money from loyal guest
462
Restaurants Partners
$12.5 Million
In House Account Sales
20,150
Loyal Guests
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An inKind Success Story
Himitsu, Hot Lola's and Emilie's
Semifinalist, Rising Star Chef of the Year 2017
Finalist, Rising Star Chef of the Year 2018
"10 Best New Chefs 2018" by Food & Wine Magazine
Eater DC's Editor, Restaurant of the Year
The Success Story
Kevin Tien and Carlie Steiner opened Himitsu, a New Japanese restaurant, in an up-and-coming neighborhood in Washington, DC in November 2016. It's intimate, delicious, and quickly gained rave reviews by the most prestigious local and national food critics. Chef Kevin has been named one of Food and Wine's Chefs of the Year 2018, has appeared on Iron Chef and received multiple James Beard nominations.

With stellar resumes, both having completed stints at Jose Andres' Minibar, as well as time at Pineapple & Pearls (DC) and Uchi (Texas), this was always going to be a very special restaurant. The bar program is as interesting and diverse as the food, with every sip and bite at Himitsu delighting your senses.

The duo took over an existing restaurant space and so just needed a small capital injection to get the business off the ground - redecorating the space to make it their own, buying inventory and some additional equipment.
As partners who are very focused on costs and margin, they immediately saw the value in financing through selling credit and how they could service the credit for less than the cost of the financing they were asking for.

inKind helped them sell enough House Accounts to redecorate and buy opening inventory and the additional equipment they needed.
Featured Clients
We've helped hundreds of restaurants and food businesses in the US and Australia.
Navy Strength
Seattle, WA

Awarded best new cocktail bar 2018 at the Tales of the Cocktails in New Orleans, this fun and happening tiki bar serves up a taste of tropical paradise from renowned bartenders Anu and Chris Elford (owners of Rob Roy and No Anchor).
The Ravenous Pig
Orlando, FL

A James Beard nominated restaurant near Orlando, husband and wife team James and Julie Petrakis have dazzled diners and earned critical acclaim for their thoughtful creations inspired by the best seasonal foods the Sunshine State has to offer.
Thamee
Washington, DC

2020 James Beard nominee for Best New Restaurant, Thamee brings Burmese food to the nation's capital. Chef JoJo's passion is palpable and her explanation of the dishes in the dining room make this an experience not just a meal.
Salt & Time
Austin, TX

A full-service butcher shop, salumeria and restaurant featuring fresh cut meats from sustainable Texas ranches. Offering house made sausages, salumi and charcuterie, as well as fine artisan foods, coffee, beer and wine in a cool, relaxed environment.
Rogue Bistro
Brisbane, Aus

A spacious venue with contemporary, minimalist decor, this gorgeous restaurant allows you to experience the simplicity of good food with their new take on modern dining.
Pluma
Washington, DC

French-style artisanal bakery from one of DC's most respected pastry chefs. Also providing pastries wholesale to coffee shops in the DC area.
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