Does anyone think of opening their own

Posted on: Thu, 09/04/2003 - 3:12pm
toomanynuts's picture
Joined: 08/23/2003 - 09:00

Hi! Just wonder if anyone ever thinks of opening there own restuarant, cafe, bistro or own PA safe store? I see so many posts in regards to foods and places to eat and wondered if people that live in the same area could get together and make safe places for the PA. Or what about making safe schools,(US) homeschool, daycares, indoor playgrounds? Just thinking! There are grants for women and for small business.

Posted on: Thu, 09/04/2003 - 11:35pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Someone here in Jacksonville, FL is opening up "The Allergy Bakery & Candy Shop" She is doing nut, egg, dairy and soybean free stuff. I spoke to her the other day and inquired about making my PA ds's birthday cake. The # is (904)636-5276. Her prices seem reasonable too!

Posted on: Fri, 09/05/2003 - 1:52am
townie416's picture
Joined: 09/03/2003 - 09:00

I think it is a wonderful idea!
I have been seriously considering this idea myself, as I have two family members (sister and brother in law) who both went to culinary school.
If anyone has any information about what grants are availble for women and small business, I would love to hear.
I am in the NYC area and think that something like that could do well hear.
As for myself, I work in media realtions, so I would like to be able to put my PR skills to use for a good cause.
Anyone in the NYC area who is interested?
Please post here or e-mail me at:

Posted on: Sun, 09/07/2003 - 10:40am
Scruffy's picture
Joined: 05/12/2003 - 09:00

im actually planning on opening a sports bar and grille at some point. ever since i was a little kid i have wanted to open a restaurant with a sports theme so i could eat there and not ever have to worry. my plan when i was little was to call it "No Nuts" and the slogan was "At No Nuts You Can Go Nuts." ESPNZone took my idea of how i wanted my place set up though. lol. anyway, me and a friend of mine already have a plan to open the restaurant it's just a matter of us getting the time and the rest of the start up money together. hopefully within the next couple years though...

Posted on: Sun, 09/07/2003 - 11:27am
LaurensMom's picture
Joined: 05/23/2001 - 09:00

DH is a chef and I've been trying to convince him to do exactly that. Kids are too young. Maybe in a few years.

Posted on: Mon, 09/08/2003 - 12:00am
townie416's picture
Joined: 09/03/2003 - 09:00

Scruffy -- where are you located?

Posted on: Mon, 09/08/2003 - 4:31am
Tamie's picture
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

I have been seriously considering something like this, but mine is a little different. I have been debating how well egg free, peanut and treenut free muffins would do in our local stores. There are a lot of vegetarians in the area that don't eat egg, so thought it might be a start. Not sure still....

Posted on: Mon, 09/08/2003 - 4:55am
townie416's picture
Joined: 09/03/2003 - 09:00

I think you might do well if you start in a health food store -- most likely to be accepted there -- and see what the demand is like.

Posted on: Thu, 09/11/2003 - 10:42am
Scruffy's picture
Joined: 05/12/2003 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by townie416:
[b]Scruffy -- where are you located?[/b]
i live in baltimore, maryland for the time being.

Posted on: Wed, 10/22/2003 - 2:36am
stimpsjd's picture
Joined: 03/27/2000 - 09:00

There's a restaurant here in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, called Panino's. there are about 3 of them around here, and one in Colorado Springs, CO. The owner is apparently allergic to Peanuts. I feel very comfortable eating there due to this and frequent it too often.

Posted on: Wed, 10/22/2003 - 10:50am
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

I have considered doing baked goods to place in other stores that are egg free or nut free. Just no energy to do it now. But on the food network, they have a show called great finds or something like that. Many business owners started very small with a niche, and it took off. People started liking their products not just for the niche, but appreciated the good product on its own. Some have grown to being a solitary business if that is what the owners wanted. Not sure I would want to get too big, LOL!
The other idea I had was more personal catering for parties and such to offer allergen free baked items and foods. Tapping into baking cakes for PA folks and such on a very small scale. I don't think I have the decorating talent and baking is very time consuming. Hard to turn a profit. Great idea though! becca


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