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3.21.2023 Austin company announces $250 million in support for minority-owned restaurant operators
A report from CBS Austin on inKind's announcement of $250 million in support for minority-owned restaurant operators.
3.16.2022 Robb Report: This New App Lets You Open House Accounts—and Get VIP Perks—at Some of the Country's Best Restaurants
An explanation of how a restaurant can use inKind to attract high spending guests, with bonus credit and exclusive experiences, highlighting the $700 customizable tasting menu at Michael Mina's Ornos in San Fransisco.
2.25.2022 CT Post: New Financial Backer Saves Black Rock Restaurant from Eviction
Ravaged by the impact of Omicron, Black Rock Social House turned to inKind to help get them through an incredibly difficult time for restaurants everywhere.
11.18.2021 Built In: Bringing Community to the Table
inKind's Head of People, Ellie Cox, explains how inKind uses hospitality as a core component of how it interacts with its own employees. Leaning in to what is so key to its clients' success to help ensure it has the right company culture. Who doesn't want to share a meal?
11.1.2021 Podcast: Cracking the Labor Crunch
inKind's CEO chatted with Restaurant Rockstar's Roger Beaudoin as part of a podcast on how operators can deal with the current labor crisis that COVID has compounded. Opening in a second gen. space and taking funding from inKind frees up your money to explore meaningful profit-sharing with key hires in your restaurant.
4.12.2021 Podcast: inKind chats with Opening Soon
inKind's CEO and founder Johann Moonesinghe spoke with Heritage Radio Network's Opening Soon team about financing restaurants and all the questions an entrepreneur should be asking as they go down the path of opening a restaurant.
4.2.2021 Forbes: Innovating Restaurant Financing Without Ownership
Forbes by Gary Stern
A deep-dive article on how the inKind model works, featuring a profile of Two Hands, the New York and Austin based Australian cafe concept that inKind partnered with in 2020 to help put the finishing touches to the Austin location.
3.5.2021 Zagat: inKind's Johann Moonesinghe: 'We Are The Only Ones Aggressively Funding Restaurants'
Zagat by Johann Moonesinghe as told to Chris Mohney
inKind's CEO tells Zagat that we are onboarding some really exciting clients at the moment and are positive about the hospitality industry coming out of the pandemic.
2.11.2021 WSJ: InKind Offers Another Source of Funding for Restaurants
Wall Street Journal by Brooke Henderson
Johann Moonesinghe spoke with the WSJ on how inKind is offerings a different way for restaurant groups to obtain financing, and how the model is working for restaurant and investors, even during COVID.
1.21.2021 Traditional funding isn't always best fit for restaurant industry. That's where this Austin startup comes in
Austin American-Statesman by Lori Hawkins
Our CEO, Johann Moonesinghe, caught up with the Austin American-Statesman to discuss how inKind was created, and why our funding model makes sense for restaurants.
1.10.2021 Podcast: inKind speaks with Restaurant Legends and Lies
inKind's Johann Moonesinghe talks about our innovative financing model to Restaurant Legends and Lies, on the backdrop of an industry tackling shutdowns and re-opens and further shutdowns.
1.5.2021 Podcast: Is Email the Secret Sauce of Marketing for Restaurants?
Johann talks to The Main Course's Barbara Castiglia about emailing in the restaurant industry and how important a tool it can be to keeping engage with your guests out of the dining room.
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