Posted June 20th, 2016 by simon brigg No Comments
International sports stars join the Porky’s BBQ Crowdcube raise
London, June 16th – Porky’s BBQ has raised over £112k in two weeks through Crowdcube.com, and was recently given a boost by two Saracens rugby players. Alistair Hargreaves and Chris Wyles, domestic and European cup winners, have invested for their part of the business, and will also become drinks partners after introducing their Wolfpack Lager to the restaurant owners.
Those who have been to a Saracens game will recognise the Wolfpack bus that serves its popular lager to fans. Team players and businessmen, Alistair and Chris, are already selling their beer in 15 bars across London, and will add all 5 of Porky’s BBQ restaurants to their roster of taps in the coming weeks.
Simon Brigg, Owner at Porky’s BBQ, says, “We caught up with the boys at Wildman Craft Beer recently and managed to taste their brew – it was an instant winner. Naturally we mentioned our exciting Crowdcube raise to them and they were keen to jump onboard. Having them as both business and beer partners will be great for future events and collaborations.”
Chris Wyles, Wildman partner and Saracens rugby player, says, “Beer and BBQ have always been a perfect match. I personally love BBQ and knew of the Porky’s restaurants in London. They have a great opportunity reach their target on Crowdcube, but they need investors of all sizes to come onboard. We were sold from the start but we’d love people to join us.”
This will be Porky’s BBQ’s first effort to gain outside investment after self-funding an impressive first three years of growth. The target raise will be £650k in exchange for 7.5% of the business, and it will launch on 18th May via Crowdcube – the platform that helped Brewdog fund its well-publicised Equity for Punks scheme.
Porky’s is a Memphis BBQ restaurant that prides itself on low and slow cooked pork, all smoked on site before serving. They have opened five restaurants in three years, covering key parts of London. Signature dishes include 18-hour slow cooked pulled pork, and the Porky Burger, which was a finalist in this year’s National Burger Awards.
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