Make Burgers Not War

By Wise Boys Burgers

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NZ $15,883 pledged


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Make Burgers Not War

Project 2016-07-22 10:09:21 +1200

Make Burgers Not War! 

 

We started with a dream and a whole lot of gumption. An idea that fast food doesn’t have to mean bad food. That you could go out, grab a lovingly-made feast that's good for you and good for the earth.

So we created New Zealand's first completely plant-based fast food joint. And you came and you enjoyed the delicious offerings.

Now we're asking you to join us again in transforming our humble handmade trailer into the best burger-shack-on-wheels you've ever seen.

 

We're bringing Wise Boys to the masses.

No animal products, just goodness and love.

Let's Make Burgers Not War. 

 

It all began about 9 months ago when we built our Wise Boys trailer with our meagre savings in the Summer of ’15-16, because we had a dream. We dreamed of a world where fast food wasn't at the expense of the environment or any of the creatures that live in it. A world where we could eat delicious burgers without compromising our values. A world where eating plant-based food was the norm.

It was a labour of love. We sweated and bled and cried and didn't sleep very much over this thing. We didn’t know where we were going but we were doing it anyway. We had no idea if you could make a living selling meatless burgers but we had to try it out. We created NZ’s first plant-based burger shack.

And you guys showed up! You've stood in the rain, waited in the cold, delighted and exclaimed over these tasty lil' burgz, and humbled us time and time again with your undying love and support. We've realised that we're onto a good thing here, and it's time to take it to the next level. We want more people to enjoy our burgers, and we want to do a better job of bringing them to you. We want to cook faster, better, and more efficiently. The kitchen we built ourselves was great to start off with but as we've grown, we can’t keep up. For us it’s super stressful and we don't wait to keep you guys waiting.

Another exciting development very early on in our journey was that we got selected to be a part of the Good Food Boost mentoring program. This was an amazing opportunity for us to have industry leaders help shape the direction and encourage us to pursue the dream. One of our mentors (Mike from Kokako) came and audited our trailer and reviewed our systems and from that we have come to the conclusion that the only way to do this thing properly is to completely refit the inside of our trailer. A damn big job, but a damn worthwhile one. We’ll be able to reach more people and make it more enjoyable for our current fans to eat even more burgers!

Join the food revolution! Help make Wise Boys great again! We're doing this for you, we're doing this for all of us. Fund a project that you canbe proud to be part of.

 

 

rewaaardss

 

 

fwends

We’ve got a whole bunch of awesome rewards for you guys to say thanks for being involved. 

 #makeburgersnotwar

What will the money go towards?

$8,000 new gas cooker, deep fryers and and almighty bun toaster: double the size, double the burgers, half the time. 100% delicious. 200% love.

$10,000 extractor and rangehood installation: as soon as you go to gas you need an extractor to keep things clean and good inside the shack.

$12,000 New stainless steel benches and storage systems. Upgrade our sinks. Upgrade our hot water. Get gas installed. Electrical install.

Total is looking to be around $30,000! Holy moly. We’ve got half of this covered ourselves but we need you guys to take us over line to make the dream a reality.

Any extra money we raise will go to sign writing our trailer. Currently it’s a blank canvas awaiting some rad logos. 

 

 

Meet the team

Tim - The bearded guy who does the stuff and makes the things happen. Lover of compost, worm farms and ambient music.

Beka - Creative genius, head chef, all round wizard. Wise Boys is actually run by a girl. True story.

Luke - The pretty boy with no facial hair. Lawyer by day, burger master by night.

 

 

***PEOPLE TO THANK. We Love u***

Calvin for the video edit. Music is Happiness by Cowboy Dan.

Alex Young for the team photo.

Everyone who has loved and supported us along this journey. Our family, friends, mentors and all you burger lovers! xoxo 

 

 

Comments

Updates 2

3 days to goooooo!!! Let's smash it

24/08/2016 at 1:00 PM

We've got 3 days to go on our campaign and we're so close to reaching our goal. Help us smash through the $15k mark so we can get some signwriting done on our trailer. We've got a new hamper reward coming in shortly to get you even more hyped up. Also don't forget that it's faher day next weekend so snap up some goodies for your old man while you're here!

Here's an update about what's going to happen to our trailer. We've taken it in to Bruce from Custom Coachbuilding and he has done a mock up layout for us before starting building the real thing. Once we've got the money through we'll start frantically building in preparation for our first event on 24th September in Tauranga. I actually cannot express how excited we were to see it and to know that this summer we were gonna be hitting the road with a proper food truck. It is gonna make our lives so much easier and more enjoyable so that we'll have more energy and enthusiasm to get out there and make more burgers for you all!

Thanks so much for the support so far. It is totally mind blowing and exciting.

The Wise Boys crew. xoxo

 

Me and Bruce stoked on the new trailer

Our little trailer going into a cocoon before emerging back into the world

The Glass is (nearly) half full!

14/08/2016 at 6:40 PM

Thanks everyone so much for being a part of our campaign so far! 114 of you beautiful souls.

On Tuesday I will be taking the trailer into our friend Bruce at CCB who will be completing the work for us. We'll do the intial mock up and layout of the kitchen to make sure it's exactly right for what we need. We've purchased our new cooker and it is truly a thing of beauty. After struggling away all last summer I can't express how amazing it will be to have a proper proffesionally made kitchen.

I gotta say my favourite thing is reading all of your encouraging comments! It's getting me fired up for the future. We are all really feeling the love.

We got 2 weeks and another $8,000 to go!!!! I'm stressing a bit but totally optimistic we're gonna hit our target. Unfortunately if we don't hit the target we won't get any of the money so please encourage all your friends and family to get amongst!! 

xoxox Tim and the Wise Boys crew

I love you for your love of love

    Pledgers 293

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-08-21 18:33:50 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-08-20 14:52:09 +1200
    Sarah Young
    2016-08-20 14:50:40 +1200
    Elora Norman
    2016-08-20 14:30:04 +1200

    "Lots of loe for you eautiful people doing a eautiful thing. my keyord is roken sorry aout the spelling mistakes. u get the message "

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-08-20 11:54:25 +1200
    Shanna McGeorge
    2016-08-20 11:16:01 +1200

    "Beware, I can easily eat $100 worth of your burgers ;) But seriously, this sounds like a cool night!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2016-08-20 10:27:46 +1200
    Elle Haring
    2016-08-20 00:47:10 +1200

    "I love this! I would totally be down for the date night, but since Im not in the country Imma have a tee xxxx"

    Calvin Davidson
    2016-08-20 00:33:51 +1200

    "OOXX"

    Calvin Davidson
    2016-08-20 00:32:45 +1200

    "XXOO"

    Tate Nolan
    2016-08-19 19:56:35 +1200
    Lisa Bell
    2016-08-19 12:48:19 +1200

    "Good Luck! The only burgers I am happy to queue in the rain for an hour for!!"

    Iris de Jong
    2016-08-19 12:38:07 +1200
    Donna Baker
    2016-08-19 12:26:24 +1200

    "Awesome "

    Natalie
    2016-08-19 11:57:26 +1200

    "Happy to support an awesome bunch doing awesome work! Can't wait to rock out in my sweet new T."

    cindy wilton
    2016-08-18 08:19:25 +1200

    "Great work guys, super excited to have you at The PIHA Music Festival in November x"

    Laura Drake
    2016-08-18 07:43:36 +1200
    Patrick Tapper
    2016-08-17 21:11:05 +1200
    Nevada Leckie
    2016-08-17 19:11:06 +1200
    Corina Makker
    2016-08-17 17:43:26 +1200
    Vanessa Hall
    2016-08-17 12:25:55 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-08-16 12:00:27 +1200
    rosie golder
    2016-08-16 11:35:32 +1200

    "Plants for the win!"

    Bonnie Humphrey
    2016-08-16 10:42:05 +1200

    "Epic initiative!! We need to support people taking the risk of a new business, especially those who cater to such a minority!"

    leonie wise
    2016-08-16 09:02:48 +1200
    Nici
    2016-08-15 10:25:48 +1200

    "Om nom aioli! "

    Liz Gellert
    2016-08-15 09:44:04 +1200

    "I'm loving see you guys follow your dream!"

    Sam Comber
    2016-08-15 09:15:00 +1200

    "Best of luck Wise Boys! Keep up the great work :)"

    Sam Clemerson
    2016-08-14 19:11:41 +1200
    Kiran Patel
    2016-08-14 10:59:06 +1200

    "Best of luck guys - love your burgers! "

    Make Burgers Not War

    Project 2016-07-22 10:09:21 +1200

    Make Burgers Not War! 

     

    We started with a dream and a whole lot of gumption. An idea that fast food doesn’t have to mean bad food. That you could go out, grab a lovingly-made feast that's good for you and good for the earth.

    So we created New Zealand's first completely plant-based fast food joint. And you came and you enjoyed the delicious offerings.

    Now we're asking you to join us again in transforming our humble handmade trailer into the best burger-shack-on-wheels you've ever seen.

     

    We're bringing Wise Boys to the masses.

    No animal products, just goodness and love.

    Let's Make Burgers Not War. 

     

    It all began about 9 months ago when we built our Wise Boys trailer with our meagre savings in the Summer of ’15-16, because we had a dream. We dreamed of a world where fast food wasn't at the expense of the environment or any of the creatures that live in it. A world where we could eat delicious burgers without compromising our values. A world where eating plant-based food was the norm.

    It was a labour of love. We sweated and bled and cried and didn't sleep very much over this thing. We didn’t know where we were going but we were doing it anyway. We had no idea if you could make a living selling meatless burgers but we had to try it out. We created NZ’s first plant-based burger shack.

    And you guys showed up! You've stood in the rain, waited in the cold, delighted and exclaimed over these tasty lil' burgz, and humbled us time and time again with your undying love and support. We've realised that we're onto a good thing here, and it's time to take it to the next level. We want more people to enjoy our burgers, and we want to do a better job of bringing them to you. We want to cook faster, better, and more efficiently. The kitchen we built ourselves was great to start off with but as we've grown, we can’t keep up. For us it’s super stressful and we don't wait to keep you guys waiting.

    Another exciting development very early on in our journey was that we got selected to be a part of the Good Food Boost mentoring program. This was an amazing opportunity for us to have industry leaders help shape the direction and encourage us to pursue the dream. One of our mentors (Mike from Kokako) came and audited our trailer and reviewed our systems and from that we have come to the conclusion that the only way to do this thing properly is to completely refit the inside of our trailer. A damn big job, but a damn worthwhile one. We’ll be able to reach more people and make it more enjoyable for our current fans to eat even more burgers!

    Join the food revolution! Help make Wise Boys great again! We're doing this for you, we're doing this for all of us. Fund a project that you canbe proud to be part of.

     

     

    rewaaardss

     

     

    fwends

    We’ve got a whole bunch of awesome rewards for you guys to say thanks for being involved. 

     #makeburgersnotwar

    What will the money go towards?

    $8,000 new gas cooker, deep fryers and and almighty bun toaster: double the size, double the burgers, half the time. 100% delicious. 200% love.

    $10,000 extractor and rangehood installation: as soon as you go to gas you need an extractor to keep things clean and good inside the shack.

    $12,000 New stainless steel benches and storage systems. Upgrade our sinks. Upgrade our hot water. Get gas installed. Electrical install.

    Total is looking to be around $30,000! Holy moly. We’ve got half of this covered ourselves but we need you guys to take us over line to make the dream a reality.

    Any extra money we raise will go to sign writing our trailer. Currently it’s a blank canvas awaiting some rad logos. 

     

     

    Meet the team

    Tim - The bearded guy who does the stuff and makes the things happen. Lover of compost, worm farms and ambient music.

    Beka - Creative genius, head chef, all round wizard. Wise Boys is actually run by a girl. True story.

    Luke - The pretty boy with no facial hair. Lawyer by day, burger master by night.

     

     

    ***PEOPLE TO THANK. We Love u***

    Calvin for the video edit. Music is Happiness by Cowboy Dan.

    Alex Young for the team photo.

    Everyone who has loved and supported us along this journey. Our family, friends, mentors and all you burger lovers! xoxo 

     

     

    Comments

    3 days to goooooo!!! Let's smash it

    24/08/2016 at 1:00 PM

    We've got 3 days to go on our campaign and we're so close to reaching our goal. Help us smash through the $15k mark so we can get some signwriting done on our trailer. We've got a new hamper reward coming in shortly to get you even more hyped up. Also don't forget that it's faher day next weekend so snap up some goodies for your old man while you're here!

    Here's an update about what's going to happen to our trailer. We've taken it in to Bruce from Custom Coachbuilding and he has done a mock up layout for us before starting building the real thing. Once we've got the money through we'll start frantically building in preparation for our first event on 24th September in Tauranga. I actually cannot express how excited we were to see it and to know that this summer we were gonna be hitting the road with a proper food truck. It is gonna make our lives so much easier and more enjoyable so that we'll have more energy and enthusiasm to get out there and make more burgers for you all!

    Thanks so much for the support so far. It is totally mind blowing and exciting.

    The Wise Boys crew. xoxo

     

    Me and Bruce stoked on the new trailer

    Our little trailer going into a cocoon before emerging back into the world

    The Glass is (nearly) half full!

    14/08/2016 at 6:40 PM

    Thanks everyone so much for being a part of our campaign so far! 114 of you beautiful souls.

    On Tuesday I will be taking the trailer into our friend Bruce at CCB who will be completing the work for us. We'll do the intial mock up and layout of the kitchen to make sure it's exactly right for what we need. We've purchased our new cooker and it is truly a thing of beauty. After struggling away all last summer I can't express how amazing it will be to have a proper proffesionally made kitchen.

    I gotta say my favourite thing is reading all of your encouraging comments! It's getting me fired up for the future. We are all really feeling the love.

    We got 2 weeks and another $8,000 to go!!!! I'm stressing a bit but totally optimistic we're gonna hit our target. Unfortunately if we don't hit the target we won't get any of the money so please encourage all your friends and family to get amongst!! 

    xoxox Tim and the Wise Boys crew

    I love you for your love of love

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-08-21 18:33:50 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-08-20 14:52:09 +1200
      Sarah Young
      2016-08-20 14:50:40 +1200
      Elora Norman
      2016-08-20 14:30:04 +1200

      "Lots of loe for you eautiful people doing a eautiful thing. my keyord is roken sorry aout the spelling mistakes. u get the message "

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-08-20 11:54:25 +1200
      Shanna McGeorge
      2016-08-20 11:16:01 +1200

      "Beware, I can easily eat $100 worth of your burgers ;) But seriously, this sounds like a cool night!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2016-08-20 10:27:46 +1200
      Elle Haring
      2016-08-20 00:47:10 +1200

      "I love this! I would totally be down for the date night, but since Im not in the country Imma have a tee xxxx"

      Calvin Davidson
      2016-08-20 00:33:51 +1200

      "OOXX"

      Calvin Davidson
      2016-08-20 00:32:45 +1200

      "XXOO"

      Tate Nolan
      2016-08-19 19:56:35 +1200
      Lisa Bell
      2016-08-19 12:48:19 +1200

      "Good Luck! The only burgers I am happy to queue in the rain for an hour for!!"

      Iris de Jong
      2016-08-19 12:38:07 +1200
      Donna Baker
      2016-08-19 12:26:24 +1200

      "Awesome "

      Natalie
      2016-08-19 11:57:26 +1200

      "Happy to support an awesome bunch doing awesome work! Can't wait to rock out in my sweet new T."

      cindy wilton
      2016-08-18 08:19:25 +1200

      "Great work guys, super excited to have you at The PIHA Music Festival in November x"

      Laura Drake
      2016-08-18 07:43:36 +1200
      Patrick Tapper
      2016-08-17 21:11:05 +1200
      Nevada Leckie
      2016-08-17 19:11:06 +1200
      Corina Makker
      2016-08-17 17:43:26 +1200
      Vanessa Hall
      2016-08-17 12:25:55 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-08-16 12:00:27 +1200
      rosie golder
      2016-08-16 11:35:32 +1200

      "Plants for the win!"

      Bonnie Humphrey
      2016-08-16 10:42:05 +1200

      "Epic initiative!! We need to support people taking the risk of a new business, especially those who cater to such a minority!"

      leonie wise
      2016-08-16 09:02:48 +1200
      Nici
      2016-08-15 10:25:48 +1200

      "Om nom aioli! "

      Liz Gellert
      2016-08-15 09:44:04 +1200

      "I'm loving see you guys follow your dream!"

      Sam Comber
      2016-08-15 09:15:00 +1200

      "Best of luck Wise Boys! Keep up the great work :)"

      Sam Clemerson
      2016-08-14 19:11:41 +1200
      Kiran Patel
      2016-08-14 10:59:06 +1200

      "Best of luck guys - love your burgers! "

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 27/08/2016 at 10:00 PM.