inKind Community Financing

How We Raised over $25,000
Chef & Owner Guillaume Bienaime
Zola is a fine-casual French restaurant in Palo Alto, CA with a check average of $70 per person. Zola came to inKind to obtain capital to complete construction on a bar area it was adding to the restaurant. We launched the campaign on February 25th and the response from the community has been tremendous, having sold $40,500 by March 13th. The owner/operator of Zola, Guilluame, is much loved by the restaurant's regulars. Through the inKind platform, his regulars and new diners can purchase high dollar House Accounts with bonus credits. On average, House Account purchasers are paying $765 per transaction.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Zola closed its door on March 14th. Zola partnered with inKind to launch another campaign post-COVID-19 in hope of getting the community's support to weather the challenges during this unprecedented time. We raised $20,750 in three days through House Accounts since the launch of the campaign.

inKind is Here to Help
COVID-19 has brought the restaurant industry to a complete standstill. So what do restaurants need to stay afloat? Cash--now. Cash to pay salaries, rent, and all other necessary business expenses. Government relief programs are great, but they are limited, not readily available and not geared toward the food and beverage industry.

Our inKind Community Financing platform enables restaurants to sell digital gift cards, called House Accounts, through our proprietary platform. Customers pre-purchase a House Account with bonus credits that can be used to support their favorite local joints during this crisis. Restaurants will get capital immediately through our platform to keep the business alive.

Perks of House Accounts
- 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
How it Works
  • Let's Get Started
    We quickly onboard and educate you and your staff about House Accounts. We work with you to market House Account purchases to your best customers.
  • Pre-purchase Credit
    Customers support your restaurant by pre-paying for future meals.
  • Bonus For Guests, Cash For You
    Reward your customer for their loyal support while increasing cash flow. Customers receive additional food & beverage credit when they purchase a House Account.
Proven Success
Restaurants Partners
$12.5 Million
In House Account Sales
Loyal Guests
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