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When Life Gives You Lemons

Help a 13 year old entrepreneur expand her mobile gourmet lemonade business into a permanent brick-n-mortar location!

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Project Description

The Loco Lemon is a gourmet lemonade stand founded by Anabelle Lockwood, a 13 year old entrepreneur. Since its inception in 2016, The Loco Lemon has gained quite the following throughout Orange County, even gaining media attention on several news channels.

Our mission is simple. Provide a high quality delicious product, make as many people happy as possible and keep giving back to the community that has given us so much. :)

After extensive research, we have learned that there just isn't anyone doing what we do at the level we're doing it and our quality and flavors are unmatched! We've taken the traditional kids lemonade stand to new heights and are so ready to expand beyond our mobile service. At only 13 years old, Anabelle has become quite the business owner!

Our local community is begging for us to have a brick-n-mortar location that they can stop into, pick up bottle orders, and visit with us to see all the cool kids projects we're up to. There are no other stationary "lemonade cafes" of this kind in Southern California, we want to be the first and be the best!

We are seeking funding to help pay for the kitchen build-out that we require to meet health department requirements, to furnish and remodel the "dining area", and to order new equipment and custom labeled disposables.
A portion of the funding will go towards the start of a fund we are calling "The Lemonade Fund" that will help other kids launch their own small business. 

Our team consists of Anabelle Lockwood, our teen founder and Head Lemon and Chanel Rene, Anabelle's mom and Director of Marketing.

Our concept is super cool and we're so excited about the possibility of bringing it to life in our hometown! We've already identified 2 potential locations that are small enough and affordable. The city is excited to have us and are working with us on all the regulations and such. We're hoping to get funded in the next 60 days so we don't lose out on these retail spaces!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read our campaign. Please let us know if you have any specific questions. :)

 

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The Campaign FAQs

How long have you been in business?

  • We started June 6th 2016, 4 days after my 10th birthday!

Are you licensed?

  • Yes! We are licensed by the city of Fountain Valley, we are insured with a $2M liability policy via State Farm, and we are permitted by the Orange County Health Department.

How do you make your lemonade?

  • We make our lemonade in a licensed kitchen. 

What's in your lemonade?

  • Lemons, sugar and water! All-natural, no preservatives or high-fructose corn syrup. We have 14 flavor add-ins as well. All fresh-fruit and 100% juice.

Why do you want a retail space instead of a mobile unit?

  • Well we will always have a mobile stand for community events, catering parties and fundraisers. However, the bigger we get the harder it is to reach everyone who wants to purchase a cup. This new "lemonade cafe" will allow us to serve more people through walk-in traffic and our followers will always be able to stop by and see what we're up to.

What's your most popular flavor?

  • Hmmm... it really depends on the crowd. Kids seem to love wildberry and mango the best. Grown-ups love the mint-mojito limeade and the watermelon the most. All 14 flavors are great though! You can mix and match them to create your own flavors. too.

 

 

 

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Lemonade for Life

A free bottle of lemonade every month!

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