SPOKANE, Wash. -- A pair of local chefs are opening two new restaurants in the Kendall Yards neighborhood this spring, and are asking the public to help pay for the project.
Brothers Adam Hegsted and Ryan Stoy are using the website Kickstarter to get the restaurants to opening day.
The brothers are opening a 50's style diner with a modern twist, calling it a “Bruncheon.”
"I was eating brunch one day and I was thinking, ‘why can't we have this every day?’" said Hegsted.
The other restaurant in the works, The Wandering Table, will feature smaller dinner offerings.
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Through Kickstarter, the brothers hope to raise donations to help get both businesses started. Anyone can make a donation to the restaurants for any amount of money using the website.
"They're a part of the restaurant. They helped invest. They helped build our dream," said Roy.
The chefs received more than $7,000 over nearly two weeks. Their goal was to raise $32,000 by the end of the month.
"We're building this for the community,” Hegsted said. “Why not have them be a part of [the restaurants] and take a little bit of ownership and invest in us?"
These two chefs also hoped turning to the community would help expand the food scene in Spokane.
“I think this is really going to help to allow the smaller guys to open up their own ideas and own restaurants," Stoy said.
The brothers’ first restaurant could open as early as February. The other was scheduled to open in April.