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Invest in Mighty Quinn's Barbeque

Award-winning, fast casual group serving up  authentic, slow-smoked barbeque

  • $1,131,226Amount raised
  • $1,000Minimum
  • $40,000,000Valuation cap

Purchased securities are not currently tradeable. Expect to hold your investment until the company lists on a national exchange or is acquired.

Mighty Quinn's Barbeque is offering securities under both Regulation D and Regulation CF through SI Securities, LLC ("SI Securities"). SI Securities is an affiliate of SeedInvest Technology, LLC, a registered broker-dealer, and member FINRA/SIPC. SI Securities will receive cash compensation equal to 7.50% of the value of the securities sold and equity compensation equal to 5.00% of the number of securities sold. Investments made under both Regulation D and Regulation CF involve a high degree of risk and those investors who cannot afford to lose their entire investment should not invest. Furthermore, the contents of the Highlights, Term Sheet sections have been prepared by SI Securities and shall be deemed broker-dealer communications subject to FINRA Rule 2210 (the “Excluded Sections”). With the exception of the Excluded Sections noted above, this profile contains offering materials prepared solely by Mighty Quinn's Barbeque without the assistance of SI Securities, and not subject to FINRA Rule 2210 (the “Issuer Profile”). The Issuer Profile may contain forward-looking statements and information relating to, among other things, the company, its business plan and strategy, and its industry. Investors should review the risks and disclosures in the offering's draft. The contents of this profile are meant to be a summary of the information found in the company’s Form C. Before making an investment decision, investors should review the company’s Form C for a complete description of its business and offering information, a copy of which may be found both here and below.


Company Highlights

  • Over $18 million in run-rate sales across nine corporate locations in 2019 (unaudited)
  • Launched our U.S. franchising program with multiple territories already sold and 3 signed locations opening in 2020
  • Experienced team including industry veteran Christos Gourmos, celebrity chef Hugh Mangum (Chopped winner, Beat Bobby Flay judge, Firemasters judge) and Micha Magid (Wall Street veteran with previous food and beverage exit)
  • Achieved a 26%+ average CAGR from 2013 to 2019 (unaudited)
  • Licensed locations in Yankee Stadium (since 2019) and Madison Square Garden (newly launched in 2020)

Fundraise Highlights

  • Total Amount Raised: US $1,131,226
  • Total Round Size: US $4,000,000
  • Raise Description:  Series B
  • Minimum Investment:  US $1,000 per investor
  • Security Type:  Convertible Note
  • Valuation Cap:  US $40,000,000
  • Offering Type:   Side by Side Offering

Our vision is to be the leading provider of authentic, slow-smoked BBQ, prepared with the highest quality ingredients. We aim to provide the best service in the industry and to foster human connections by positively engaging our employees and guests.


Mighty Quinn's got its start serving brisket at an outdoor weekend food market in Brooklyn where  guests waited in long lines for a taste of authentic slow smoked BBQ.  Our instinct that this amazing food category had been underserved was immediately validated, which led to our opening of the flagship Mighty Quinn's location in Manhattan's East Village in 2012.  After earning "best new restaurant" in New York City by  Zagat and receiving a glowing review on the cover of the New York Times dining section, we proceeded to open new locations. There are currently nine corporate locations, licensed locations in Yankee Stadium and Madison Square Garden, and  a 12-unit, franchisee-contracted development pipeline.

Since our founding seven years ago, Mighty Quinn's has evolved into a scalable operation that's been retooled for franchise growth. We operate a 13,000 square foot facility serving our corporate and licensed locations that is currently 50% utilized. Our operational systems and standards allow for franchisees to take advantage of both on-premise (in restaurant dining) and off-premise (catering, delivery and takeout) revenue streams, which is the fastest growing segment of the dining market. Our fast casual format allows for the efficient use of labor and can be operated from smaller real estate footprints than typically needed to execute an authentic BBQ menu.  

Being successful in today's dining market means meeting guests where they want to be served, optimizing operations for a growing digital sales channel, cultivating a welcoming environment, and pursuing environmentally sustainable business practices wherever possible.  Mighty Quinn's started as a food-focused passion project and has grown into a brand that has the tools to successfully compete in the $50 billion fast casual segment.

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The Team

Founders and Officers

Micha Magid

Co-Founder, Co-CEO

Micha spent over 10 years on Wall Street before becoming a founding member of Mighty Quinn's BBQ. He brings a financial and marketing background to the company, where he oversees those divisions as well as the franchising program. Prior to Mighty Quinn's, Micha was a founding investor and adviser to a consumer spirits brand which had a successful exit in 2018.  As part of that journey Micha recognized how the development of a brand needed to evolve with consumer tastes. Recognizing the lack of great BBQ options in urban areas, including NYC, Micha and his partners set out to satisfy this demand with a brand that could deliver consistency, freshness and craveable food through a model that could scale beyond one restaurant.  Micha studied finance and international business at the Stern School of Business at New York University. 

Micha Magid

Co-Founder, Co-CEO

Micha spent over 10 years on Wall Street before becoming a founding member of Mighty Quinn's BBQ. He brings a financial and marketing background to the company, where he oversees those divisions as well as the franchising program. Prior to Mighty Quinn's, Micha was a founding investor and adviser to a consumer spirits brand which had a successful exit in 2018.  As part of that journey Micha recognized how the development of a brand needed to evolve with consumer tastes. Recognizing the lack of great BBQ options in urban areas, including NYC, Micha and his partners set out to satisfy this demand with a brand that could deliver consistency, freshness and craveable food through a model that could scale beyond one restaurant.  Micha studied finance and international business at the Stern School of Business at New York University. 

Christos Gourmos

Co-Founder, Co-CEO

Christos grew up in the restaurant industry starting with his family's dining business and later moving on to develop one of the largest and most successful catering halls in New Jersey. Christos currently oversees all operations at Mighty Quinn's and is responsible for the crafting and implementation of the company's training programs. He has also built the Mighty Quinn's vendor network, which will serve our national franchisees. Christos believes that serving great food isn't enough and that for every dining experience to be a memorable one, a restaurant must deliver consistent hospitality. He has made great customer service a focus point for the team and a hallmark of the Mighty Quinn's experience.

Christos Gourmos

Co-Founder, Co-CEO

Christos grew up in the restaurant industry starting with his family's dining business and later moving on to develop one of the largest and most successful catering halls in New Jersey. Christos currently oversees all operations at Mighty Quinn's and is responsible for the crafting and implementation of the company's training programs. He has also built the Mighty Quinn's vendor network, which will serve our national franchisees. Christos believes that serving great food isn't enough and that for every dining experience to be a memorable one, a restaurant must deliver consistent hospitality. He has made great customer service a focus point for the team and a hallmark of the Mighty Quinn's experience.

Hugh Mangum

Co-Founder, Pitmaster

Hugh is the Chef and Pitmaster of Mighty Quinn's and has spent the majority of his professional life  working in and developing his culinary skills. Before becoming a go-to source for the current BBQ renaissance, Hugh worked for esteemed chefs like Jean George Vongerichten and later went on to become an on air resource for various television projects including Beat Bobby Flay, Firemasters, and Chopped!  Hugh believes that cooking in its purest form should start with all-natural ingredients and that the freshness of quality products should be the basis for great food. He learned his smoking skills from his Texan father and used the basis of that BBQ'ing lineage to craft the recipes that are used today on the Mighty Quinn's BBQ menu. 

Hugh Mangum

Co-Founder, Pitmaster

Hugh is the Chef and Pitmaster of Mighty Quinn's and has spent the majority of his professional life  working in and developing his culinary skills. Before becoming a go-to source for the current BBQ renaissance, Hugh worked for esteemed chefs like Jean George Vongerichten and later went on to become an on air resource for various television projects including Beat Bobby Flay, Firemasters, and Chopped!  Hugh believes that cooking in its purest form should start with all-natural ingredients and that the freshness of quality products should be the basis for great food. He learned his smoking skills from his Texan father and used the basis of that BBQ'ing lineage to craft the recipes that are used today on the Mighty Quinn's BBQ menu. 

Term Sheet

A Side by Side offering refers to a deal that is raising capital under two offering types. If you plan on investing less than US $20,000.00, you will automatically invest under the Regulation CF offering type. If you invest more than US $20,000.00, you must be an accredited investor and invest under the Regulation D offering type.

Fundraising Description

  • Round type:
    Series B

  • Round size:
    US $4,000,000

  • Raised to date:
    US $1,131,226
    US $356,226 (under Reg CF only)

  • Minimum investment:
    US $1,000

  • Target Minimum:
    US $1,200,000
  • Key Terms

  • Security Type:
    Convertible Note

  • Conversion discount:
    20.0%

  • Valuation Cap:
    US $40,000,000

  • Interest rate:
    10.0%

  • Note term:
    22 months
  • Additional Terms

  • New York State Liquor Authority

    The Company and/or its affiliates hold one or more liquor licenses from the New York State Liquor Authority (the “NYSLA”). In order to comply with NYSLA liquor licensing rules, you must warrant and represent to the Company that the following representations are true: (i) you are at least twenty-one (21) years of age; (ii) you are not an active duty police officer; (iii) you are not a person whose license to sell alcoholic beverages has been, has been threatened to be, or is in the process of being, revoked by any governmental authority; (iv) you are not a convicted felon in any jurisdiction; (v) you are either a citizen of the United States of America, a permanent resident alien, or a citizen of a country with a treaty allowing persons to obtain a visa to enter the United States of America to engage in trade; and (vi) you do not have any interest, whether as a proprietor, partner, executive, stockholder, principal, agent, consultant, director, officer, or in any other capacity or manner whatsoever, in any of the following: a wholesale alcoholic beverage company, or an alcohol distributor, producer, importer, or manufacturer. Please see the "Risks & Disclosures" section for further details.


  • Custody of Shares

    Investors who invest $50,000 or less will have their securities held in trust with a Custodian that will serve as a single shareholder of record. These investors will be subject to the Custodian’s Account Agreement, including the electronic delivery of all required information.


  • Closing conditions:
    While Mighty Quinn's BBQ has set an overall target minimum of US $1,200,000 for the round, Mighty Quinn's BBQ must raise at least US $25,000 of that amount through the Regulation CF portion of their raise before being able to conduct a close on any investments below $20,000. For further information please refer to Mighty Quinn's BBQ's Form C.

  • Regulation CF cap:
    While Mighty Quinn's BBQ is offering up to US $4,000,000 worth of securities in its Series B, only up to US $1,070,000 of that amount may be raised through Regulation CF.

  • Transfer restrictions:
    Securities issued through Regulation CF have a one year restriction on transfer from the date of purchase (except to certain qualified parties as specified under Section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act of 1933), after which they become freely transferable. While securities issued through Regulation D are similarly considered "restricted securities" and investors must hold their securities indefinitely unless they are registered with the SEC and qualified by state authorities, or an exemption from such registration and qualification requirements is available.

  • Use of Proceeds

    Investor Perks

    Invest by 02/28/2020 and receive double the app credit in your tier.

    Investment between $1,500 - $2,999:

    • $150 in Mighty Quinn’s app credit

    Investment between $3,000 - $9,999:

    • $300 in Mighty Quinn’s app credit
    • Access to all private event tastings. Bring a friend and come experience our new seasonal specials at invite-only tasting events with our Pitmaster. You'll sample our seasonal meat, side and dessert specials right after they hit the menu

    Investment between $10,000 - $24,999:

    • $1,000 in Mighty Quinn’s app credit
    • Access to all private event tastings. Bring a friend and come experience our new seasonal specials at invite-only tasting events with our Pitmaster. You'll sample our seasonal meat, side and dessert specials right after they hit the menu
    • Annual Pitmaster Dinner invite for you and a guest. You'll experience a 5 course tasting menu paired with craft beer or wine served by our Pitmaster at our East Village location
    • A case of our bottled BBQ sauce

    Investment between $25,000 - $99,999:

    • $1,000 in Mighty Quinn’s app credit
    • Annual Pitmaster Dinner invite for you and a guest. You'll experience a 5 course tasting menu paired with craft beer or wine served by our Pitmaster at our East Village location
    • Access to all private event tastings. Bring a friend and come experience our new seasonal specials at invite-only tasting events with our Pitmaster. You'll sample our seasonal meat, side and dessert specials right after they hit the menu
    • A case of our bottled BBQ sauce
    • Exclusive meet-the Pitmaster “Butcher & BBQ” training for the day. Learn the tricks of the trade with a brief class instruction on the art of butchering and smoking select cuts of meat
    • Annual meeting with the founders and executive team

    Investment of $100,000 and above:

    • $1,000 in Mighty Quinn’s app credit
    • Annual Pitmaster Dinner invite for you and a guest. You'll experience a 5 course tasting menu paired with craft beer or wine served by our Pitmaster at our East Village location
    • Access to all private event tastings. Bring a friend and come experience our new seasonal specials at invite-only tasting events with our Pitmaster. You'll sample our seasonal meat, side and dessert specials right after they hit the menu
    • A case of our bottled BBQ sauce
    • Exclusive meet-the Pitmaster “Butcher & BBQ” training for the day. Learn the tricks of the trade with a brief class instruction on the art of butchering and smoking select cuts of meat
    • Private dinner for up to 6 people prepared by our Co-Founder & Pitmaster Hugh Mangum at your residence. Hugh will create a memorable dining experience for you and your guests that will incorporate both BBQ and other culinary treats  
    • Annual meeting with the founders and executive team

    It is advised that you consult a tax professional to fully understand any potential tax implications of receiving investor perks before making an investment.

    Prior Rounds

    This chart does not represent guarantees of future valuation growth and/or declines.

    Series A

  • Round Size
    US $3,000,000
  • Closed Date
    May 31, 2017
  • Security Type
    Preferred Equity
  • Market Landscape

    The top 500  chains in the fast casual sector comprise $50 billion in sales of the total $800 billion spent at restaurants annually. The fast casual segment grew at 9.8% for the past 5 years vs. 3.8% for the broader dining market.

    The fast casual segment is outpacing the growth of the general dining market because it offers a more convenient service format and a better value proposition. In addition, the fast casual service format is  better able to take advantage of delivery demand, which is expected to compromise as much as $200 billion, or 25% of the total dining market, in the next five years. 

    Mighty Quinn's competes in the fast casual sector, but faces limited competition in the BBQ category vs. more saturated areas like burgers, pizza, and Mexican cuisine, which has seen an influx of competitors targeting the same customers.  Mighty Quinn's chef driven food, differentiated menu, and multiple revenue streams through on-premise and off-premise sales channels has what made it succeed with Millennials and Gen-X (which comprise the majority of our customer base). 

    The accessibility of the menu has also pulled the brand into new event and experiential markets like sports stadiums, which have been focusing on aligning with strong consumer brands. We see the potential for our target markets to evolve further into new formats as we are uniquely positioned to facilitate this growth from our 13,000 square foot central kitchen. 

    Risks and Disclosures

    The development and commercialization of the Company’s products and services are highly competitive. The Company faces competition with respect to any products and services that it may seek to develop or commercialize in the future. Its competitors include major companies worldwide. The fast-casual restaurant market is an emerging industry where new competitors are entering the market frequently. Many of the Company’s competitors have significantly greater financial, technical and human resources and may have superior expertise in research and development and marketing approved services and thus may be better equipped than the Company to develop and commercialize services. These competitors also compete with the Company in recruiting and retaining qualified personnel and acquiring technologies. Smaller or early stage companies may also prove to be significant competitors, particularly through collaborative arrangements with large and established companies. Accordingly, the Company’s competitors may commercialize products more rapidly or effectively than the Company is able to, which would adversely affect its competitive position, the likelihood that its services will achieve initial market acceptance and its ability to generate meaningful additional revenues from its products and services.

    The Company’s expenses could increase as they seek to execute their current business model. Although the Company estimates that it has enough runway until the end of 2020, the cash burn rate could increase to promote revenue growth, further develop R&D, and fund other Company operations and obligations after the raise. Doing so could require significant effort and expense, may not be feasible or may require additional capital, which may or may not be available when and if needed.

    The Company has incurred losses in its recent fiscal years and anticipates that it will continue to incur losses for the foreseeable future. We are a development stage company with a limited operating history, and we may continue to incur significant and increasing operating losses for the next several years. These losses, among other things, have had and will continue to have an adverse effect on our stockholders’ equity and working capital. Because of the various risks and uncertainties associated with our business activities, we are unable to predict the extent of any future losses or when we will become profitable, if at all. To date, we have financed our operations and internal growth primarily through private placements of equity and convertible debt, as well as our bank financings.

    The Company’s business model is capital intensive. The amount of capital the Company is attempting to raise in this Offering is not enough to sustain the Company’s current business plan. In order to achieve near and long-term goals, the Company will need to procure funds in addition to the amount raised in the Offering. There is no guarantee the Company will be able to raise such funds on acceptable terms or at all. If the Company is not able to raise sufficient capital in the future, then it will not be able to execute its business plan, its continued operations will be in jeopardy and it may be forced to cease operations and sell or otherwise transfer all or substantially all of its remaining assets, which could cause a Purchaser to lose all or a portion of his or her investment.

    The Company projections of aggressive growth may not be realized. If assumptions underlying projections are wrong and the projections regarding market penetration are too aggressive, then the financial forecast may overstate the Company's overall viability. In addition, the forward-looking statements are only predictions. The Company has based these forward-looking statements largely on its current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that it believes may affect its business, financial condition and results of operations. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Potential investors should not rely on the estimates of the Company’s future results when making a decision of whether or not to invest in this offering.

    Restaurant ventures are risky and have a high failure rate. New restaurants, once opened, may not be profitable or may close, and the increases in average restaurant revenues and comparable restaurant sales that the Company has projected may not be realized. If the Company is unable to attract diners, reach its target average ticket size, or runs into other unforeseen challenges, Mighty Quinn’s may be unable to meet its projections, resulting in investors failing to recoup their initial investment, be paid smaller than expected returns, and may result in some of the Company’s restaurants closing. The Company's ability to operate any new restaurants profitably will depend on many factors, some of which are beyond its control, including:

    • consumer awareness and understanding of its brand;
    • general economic conditions, which can affect restaurant traffic, local labor costs, and prices for food products and other supplies;
    • changes in consumer preferences and discretionary spending;
    • difficulties obtaining or maintaining adequate relationships with distributors or suppliers;
    • increases in prices for commodities, including proteins; and
    • other unanticipated increases in costs, any of which could give rise to delays or cost overruns.

    The Company's business operations are currently concentrated in a single geographic area and are therefore susceptible to economic and other trends and developments, including adverse economic conditions, in this area. The Company's financial performance is currently dependent on its restaurant locations located in the New York metropolitan area. As a result, adverse economic conditions in this area could have a material adverse effect on its overall results of operations. In addition, local strikes, terrorist attacks, increases in energy prices, inclement weather or natural or man-made disasters could have a negative effect on the business.

    The Company intends to grow, in part, through the sale of franchised locations and no assurance can be given that we will be successful in these efforts. We currently anticipate increasing the number of our restaurants through the sale of franchised locations throughout the United States. These efforts and our performance depend, in part, upon (i) our ability to attract and retain qualified franchisees and (ii) the franchisees’ ability to execute our concept and capitalize upon our brand recognition and marketing. If franchisees do not adequately operate or manage their restaurants, our image and reputation, and the image and reputation of other franchisees, may suffer materially and system-wide sales could significantly decline. Additionally, the quality of franchised restaurant operations may be diminished if franchisees do not operate restaurants in a manner consistent with the law or our standards and requirements, or if they do not hire and train qualified managers and other restaurant personnel. If we are unsuccessful in these efforts, our results of operation will be adversely affected and our financial projections will suffer.

    The Company could face liability from or as a result of our franchisees. Various state and federal laws govern our relationship with our franchisees and our potential sale of a franchise. If we fail to comply with these laws, we could be liable for damages to franchisees and fines or other penalties. A franchisee or government agency may bring legal action against us based on the franchisee/franchisor relationship. Also, under the franchise business model, we may face claims and liabilities based on vicarious liability, joint-employer liability, or other theories or liabilities. All such legal actions not only could result in changes to laws, making it more difficult to appropriately support our franchisees and, consequently, impacting our performance, but, also, such legal actions could result in expensive litigation with our franchisees or government agencies that could adversely affect both our profits and relationships with our franchisees. In addition, other regulatory or legal developments may result in changes to laws or the franchisor/franchisee relationship that could negatively impact the franchise business model and, accordingly, our profits.

    The Company and/or its affiliates hold one or more liquor licenses from the New York State Liquor Authority (the “NYSLA”). In order to comply with NYSLA liquor licensing rules, you must warrant and represent to the Company that the following representations are true: (i) you are at least twenty-one (21) years of age; (ii) you are not an active duty police officer; (iii) you are not a person whose license to sell alcoholic beverages has been, has been threatened to be, or is in the process of being, revoked by any governmental authority; (iv) you are not a convicted felon in any jurisdiction; (v) you are either a citizen of the United States of America, a permanent resident alien, or a citizen of a country with a treaty allowing persons to obtain a visa to enter the United States of America to engage in trade; and (vi) you do not have any interest, whether as a proprietor, partner, executive, stockholder, principal, agent, consultant, director, officer, or in any other capacity or manner whatsoever, in any of the following: a wholesale alcoholic beverage company, or an alcohol distributor, producer, importer, or manufacturer.

    The Company depends on its Co-CEO’s and Pitmaster, the loss of any of whom could materially harm the business. The Company relies upon the accumulated knowledge, skills and experience of its owners, executives and key employees. If any of those individuals were to leave or become incapacitated, the Company might suffer in its planning and execution of business strategy and operations, impacting the brand and financial results.

    The Company is currently managed by two of its members and has not yet formed a Board. Although the Company is not legally required to have a board to conduct operations, boards play a critical role in effective risk oversight. A board helps ensure that management’s actions are consistent with corporate strategy, reflective of the culture of the business, and in line with the organization’s risk tolerance. There is no guarantee that a Board will be put in place.

    The Company does not have formal advisor agreements in place with listed advisors. Advisor agreements typically provide the expectation of the engagement, services, compensation, and other miscellaneous duties and rights of the Company and advisor. These individuals may not be compensated for their expertise and advice. There is no guarantee that advisor agreements will be entered into.

    Compliance with and changes in employment laws or regulation could harm our performance or cause the Company to be subject to litigation. Various federal, state, regional and local labor laws govern our relationship with our employees and affect operating costs. These laws include, but are not limited to, minimum wage requirements, overtime pay, tip allocations, paid time off, family leave mandates, work scheduling, healthcare reform, unemployment tax rates, notice of pay disclosures, workers compensation rates, citizenship requirements and sales taxes. As the regulatory landscape continues to change and become more complex, it can be difficult to know all of the regulations, understand them clearly, and comply timely and consistently. Complying with this regulatory landscape subjects us to additional expense and exposes us to liabilities from claims for non-compliance. A number of factors could adversely affect our operating results, including additional government-imposed increases in minimum wages, scheduling laws, overtime pay, paid leaves of absence and mandated health benefits, mandated training for employees, increased tax reporting and tax payment requirements for employees who receive tips, a reduction in the number of states that allow tips to be credited toward minimum wage requirements, or changing regulations from the National Labor Relations Board, other agencies or an administration occupying the White House.

    In 2018 the Company received a letter from a plaintiff attorney alleging that the Company’s tip pooling methodologies may not have been in compliance with regulatory requirements. The Company has been cooperative in disclosing the employee payment details related to this claim and we are currently in settlement discussions in regard to this matter but there is no guarantee that a settlement will be successfully reached.

    The Americans with Disabilities Act is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in public accommodations and employment. Although our restaurants are designed to be accessible to the disabled, we could be required to make modifications to our restaurants or to our guest-facing technologies in order to provide service to or make reasonable accommodations for disabled persons. In addition, there are evolving requirements and protocols for customer facing websites to comply with ADA best practices. The Company’s efforts to stay in compliance with these changing protocols could fall short and may expose it to the risk of litigation.

    The Company may be unable to maintain, promote, and grow its brand through marketing and communications strategies. It may prove difficult for the Company to dramatically increase the number of customers that it serves or to establish itself as a well-known brand in the competitive food and beverage space. Additionally, the restaurants may be in a market where customers will not have brand loyalty.

    Maintaining, extending and expanding our reputation and brand image are essential to our business success. We seek to maintain, extend, and expand our brand image through marketing investments, including advertising and consumer promotions, and product innovation. Increasing attention on marketing could adversely affect our brand image. It could also lead to stricter regulations and greater scrutiny of marketing practices. Existing or increased legal or regulatory restrictions on our advertising, consumer promotions and marketing, or our response to those restrictions, could limit our efforts to maintain, extend and expand our brands. Moreover, negative publicity could reduce sales at the restaurant. The Company may, from time to time, be faced with negative publicity relating to food quality, the safety, sanitation and welfare of restaurant facilities, customer complaints or litigation alleging illness or injury, health inspection scores, integrity of the Company's or its suppliers’ food processing and other policies, practices and procedures, employee relationships and welfare or other matters. Negative publicity may adversely affect the Company, regardless of whether the allegations are valid or whether the Company is held to be responsible. In addition, the negative impact of adverse publicity relating to another restaurant owned by the same holding company may extend beyond the restaurant involved, especially due to the high geographic concentration of the holding company's restaurants, to affect some or all of its other restaurants, including franchised restaurants. A similar risk exists with respect to food service businesses unrelated to the Company, if customers mistakenly associate such unrelated businesses with the Company's operations. Employee claims based on, among other things, wage and hour violations, discrimination, harassment or wrongful termination may also create not only legal and financial liability but negative publicity that could adversely affect the Company and divert its financial and management resources that would otherwise be used to benefit the future performance of its operations.

    The Company is vulnerable to changes in consumer preferences and economic conditions that could harm its business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flow. Food service businesses depend on consumer discretionary spending and are often affected by changes in consumer tastes, national, regional and local economic conditions and demographic trends. Factors such as traffic patterns, weather, fuel prices, local demographics and the type, number and locations of competing restaurants may adversely affect the performances of individual locations. In addition, economic downturns, inflation or increased food or energy costs could harm the restaurant industry in general and the Company's locations in particular. Adverse changes in any of these factors could reduce consumer traffic or impose practical limits on pricing that could harm the business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flow. There can be no assurance that consumers will continue to regard barbecue favorably or that the Company will be able to develop new menu items that appeal to consumer preferences. The business, financial condition, and results of operations depend in part on the Company's ability to anticipate, identify and respond to changing consumer preferences and economic conditions.

    Failure to obtain and maintain required licenses and permits or to comply with alcoholic beverage or food control regulations could lead to the loss of the Company’s liquor and food service licenses and, thereby, harm its business. The restaurant industry is subject to various federal, state, and local government regulations, including those relating to the sale of food and alcoholic beverages. Such regulations are subject to change from time to time. The failure to obtain and maintain these licenses, permits, and approvals could adversely affect the Company’s operating results. Typically, licenses must be renewed annually and may be revoked, suspended or denied renewal for cause at any time if governmental authorities determine that a Company’s conduct violates applicable regulations. Difficulties or failure to maintain or obtain the required licenses and approvals could adversely affect the Company’s restaurant, which would adversely affect their business. Alcoholic beverage control regulations generally require restaurants to apply to a state authority and/or county or municipal authorities for a license that must be renewed annually and may be revoked or suspended for cause at any time. Alcoholic beverage control regulations relate to numerous aspects of daily operations of restaurants, including minimum age of patrons and employees, hours of operation, advertising, trade practices, wholesale purchasing, other relationships with alcohol manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors, inventory control and handling, and storage and dispensing of alcoholic beverages. Any future failure to comply with these regulations and obtain or retain liquor licenses could adversely affect the Company’s business, financial condition, or results of operations.

    The Company has indicated that it is required to obtain certain licenses and permits in order to operate, but SeedInvest has not reviewed such licenses and permits.

    The Company’s insurance policies may not provide adequate levels of coverage against all claims. We maintain insurance coverage that is customary for businesses of our size and type. However, there are types of losses that may be incurred by the Company that cannot be insured against or that may not be commercially reasonable to insure. These losses, if they occur, may have a material and adverse effect on our business and results of operations. We may incur material losses and costs as a result of future product liability claims that may be brought against us. As a producer and marketer of consumer products, we may be subjected to various product liability claims. There can be no assurance that our product liability insurance will be adequate to cover any loss or exposure for product liability, or that such insurance will continue to be available on terms acceptable to management. Any product liability claim not fully covered by insurance, as well as any adverse publicity from a product liability claim or product recall, could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition or results of operations.

    The Company currently has approximately $2,592,062 in secured debt as of September 30, 2019. The terms of this debt (sometimes referred to herein as the “Bank Loan”) requires the Company to dedicate a substantial portion of its cash flow from operations (approximately $30,000 per month currently) or the capital raise to pay principal of, and interest on, indebtedness, thereby reducing the availability of cash flow to fund working capital, capital expenditures, or other general corporate purposes, or to carry out other business strategies. In addition, the terms of the Bank Loan provide that upon any event of default, the Lender may declare all or any portion of the Bank Loan to be immediately due and payable. One of the Events of Default under the Bank Loan is a general inability to pay its debts. The outstanding principal balance and accrued interest of the Bank Loan is secured by a lien and security interest on the Company’ assets and income generated by the Company and is personally guaranteed by certain managing members. See Note 5 of Exhibit B: Financials for more detail.

    Specifically, the Bank Loan includes a $1,000,000 revolving line of credit which was entered into in November 2017 (the “Revolving Credit Line”) which can be renewed annually. The Company is able to draw on the Revolving Credit Line to support working capital needs of its leased restaurant locations. Interest on the Revolving Credit Line is payable at a fixed rate of 5.5% and is paid monthly. Borrowings under the Revolving Line of Credit were $400,000 and $0 as of December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. For the years ending December 31, 2018 and 2017, interest expense on the Revolving Line of Credit was $3,400 and $0, respectively.

    In addition, on September 20, 2018, the Company entered into an equipment loan with another lender (the “Equipment Loan”) to purchase equipment. The Equipment Loan is payable monthly and will mature in September 2023. Interest on the Equipment Loan is fixed at 9%. Borrowings under the Equipment Loan were $56,672 as of December 31, 2018 and interest expense on expense on the Equipment Loan was $1,737 for the year then ended.

    On December 31, 2013, the Company entered into an auto loan (the “Auto Loan”) to purchase a delivery truck. The Auto Loan matured in December 2019. Borrowings under the Auto Loan were $7,661 and $15,708 as of December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. Interest on the Auto Loan is fixed at 3.9%. For the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, interest expense on the Auto Loan was $470 and $777, respectively. The Auto Loan is no longer outstanding.

    The Company is also subject to certain financial covenants pursuant to the Bank Loan and Revolving Credit Line. The Company did not meet certain financial covenants pursuant to the Bank Loan and Revolving Credit Line during the year ended December 31, 2018. On May 15, 2019 the Lender issued a waiver for failing to meet the covenants during the year ended December 31, 2018. No assurance can be provided on whether the Company will meet the financial covenants for the year ended December 31, 2019 and for subsequent periods. In the event these financial covenants are not met for the year ended December 31, 2019 or for subsequent periods, the Company will seek waivers from the Lender and no assurance can be given that such waivers will be granted. If such waivers are not granted, the Lender may elect to accelerate payments under the Bank Loan at such time.

    In accordance with the Company’s operating agreement, managing members shall be eligible to receive compensation in exchange for services to the Company (the “Management Fees”). The managing members can adjust the Management Fees when they deem appropriate, provided the Company shall maintain sufficient cash reserves. If there are not sufficient cash reserves to incur the Management Fees to the managing members, such payments will be deferred until the Company has sufficient cash reserves.

    The Company has one major vendor that is relies upon. The Company had one vendor that accounted for approximately 70.14% and $4,796,703 of the cost of sales for the year ended December 31, 2018. The Company had one vendor that accounted for approximately 71.39% and $4,284,460 of the cost of sales for the year ended December 31, 2017. The Company expects to maintain the relationship with this vendor. Failure to maintain this relationship in a satisfactory manner may result in a material adverse effect on the Company’s operations. As of December 31, 2018, and 2017 the Company has not experienced any losses resulting from these concentrations, respectively.

    The Company has not prepared any audited financial statements. Although we believe that our books and records are satisfactorily maintained, the financial statements annexed to this Form C have not been audited, which could adversely affect your ability to evaluate our business and future prospects. These financial statements may be subject to significant adjustments upon the completion of an audit conducted in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. No such audit of our financial statement is planned.

    The Company is a holding company and its only material assets are its ownership interests in its subsidiaries. The subsidiaries include: CMH BBQ Holdings LLC; Greenwich BBQ LLC; Battery BBQ LLC; Broadway BBQ LLC; Upper East BBQ LLC; Clifton BBQ LLC; Garden BBQ LLC; Westchester BBQ LLC; Central BBQ LLC; SI BBQ LLC; MQ Franchising LLC; MQ Franchisor LLC; Mighty Quinn’s IP LLC; BK Waterview LLC; MQ Corp LLC. The Company is dependent upon distributions from its subsidiaries to pay taxes and other expenses and has no independent means of generating revenue. To the extent the Company may need funds to pay liabilities or to fund operations, and the subsidiaries are restricted from making distributions to the Company under applicable agreements, laws or regulations, or do not have sufficient cash to make these distributions, the Company may have to borrow funds to meet these obligations and operate the business. This could cause its liquidity and financial condition to be materially adversely affected.

    The total amount to be raised includes investments made outside of the SeedInvest platform via Regulation D. In May, 2019, the Company raised $710,000 through the sale of Convertible Notes. This was done prior to the launch of the SeedInvest campaign. $660,000 of this prior raise amount will count towards reaching the Combined Offering Minimum Amount, at which time funds can be released from escrow. In addition, proceeds from the prior raise have been used to fund the working capital needs of the Company since the time of that closing.

    The Total Amount Raised, as reflected on the SeedInvest platform, may be partially comprised of investments from the Company’s management or affiliates. Investments made by management or its affiliates will not count towards reaching the Combined Offering Minimum Amount, at which time funds can be released from escrow. If the sum of the investment commitments does not equal or exceed the Combined Offering Minimum Amount at the offering end date, no securities will be sold in the offering, investment commitments will be cancelled, and committed funds will be returned. As a result, the Total Amount Raised may not be reflective of the Company's ability to conduct a closing.

    Management has broad discretion in using the net proceeds from this Offering. We have only stated, in a general manner, how we intend to use the net proceeds from this Offering. We cannot, with any assurance, be more specific at this time. We will have broad discretion in the timing of the expenditures and application of proceeds received in this Offering. If we fail to apply the net proceeds effectively, we may not be successful in implementing our business plan. You will not have the opportunity to evaluate the economic, financial or other information upon which we base our decisions to use the net proceeds.

    The disclosures contained in this document are subject to change over time. Certain disclosures in this document are not based on historical facts but represent the management’s current expectations and estimates about the Company, the Company’s industry segment and management’s present beliefs and assumptions about the Company’s operations and potential growth plans. These disclosures are subject to change over time due to changes in our business, if any, and any changes that are outside of our control, such as changes to market trends, regulations affecting us, our customers or their customers, economic conditions and other things that may have an implication on the way we conduct our business.  

    General Risks and Disclosures

    Start-up investing is risky. Investing in startups is very risky, highly speculative, and should not be made by anyone who cannot afford to lose their entire investment. Unlike an investment in a mature business where there is a track record of revenue and income, the success of a startup or early-stage venture often relies on the development of a new product or service that may or may not find a market. Before investing, you should carefully consider the specific risks and disclosures related to both this offering type and the company which can be found in this company profile and the documents in the data room below.

    Your shares are not easily transferable. You should not plan on being able to readily transfer and/or resell your security. Currently there is no market or liquidity for these shares and the company does not have any plans to list these shares on an exchange or other secondary market. At some point the company may choose to do so, but until then you should plan to hold your investment for a significant period of time before a "liquidation event" occurs. A "liquidation event" is when the company either lists their shares on an exchange, is acquired, or goes bankrupt.

    The Company may not pay dividends for the foreseeable future. Unless otherwise specified in the offering documents and subject to state law, you are not entitled to receive any dividends on your interest in the Company. Accordingly, any potential investor who anticipates the need for current dividends or income from an investment should not purchase any of the securities offered on the Site.

    Valuation and capitalization. Unlike listed companies that are valued publicly through market-driven stock prices, the valuation of private companies, especially startups, is difficult to assess and you may risk overpaying for your investment. In addition, there may be additional classes of equity with rights that are superior to the class of equity being sold.

    You may only receive limited disclosure. While the company must disclose certain information, since the company is at an early-stage they may only be able to provide limited information about its business plan and operations because it does not have fully developed operations or a long history. The company may also only obligated to file information periodically regarding its business, including financial statements. A publicly listed company, in contrast, is required to file annual and quarterly reports and promptly disclose certain events — through continuing disclosure that you can use to evaluate the status of your investment.

    Investment in personnel. An early-stage investment is also an investment in the entrepreneur or management of the company. Being able to execute on the business plan is often an important factor in whether the business is viable and successful. You should be aware that a portion of your investment may fund the compensation of the company's employees, including its management. You should carefully review any disclosure regarding the company's use of proceeds.

    Possibility of fraud. In light of the relative ease with which early-stage companies can raise funds, it may be the case that certain opportunities turn out to be money-losing fraudulent schemes. As with other investments, there is no guarantee that investments will be immune from fraud.

    Lack of professional guidance. Many successful companies partially attribute their early success to the guidance of professional early-stage investors (e.g., angel investors and venture capital firms). These investors often negotiate for seats on the company's board of directors and play an important role through their resources, contacts and experience in assisting early-stage companies in executing on their business plans. An early-stage company may not have the benefit of such professional investors.

    Representatives of SI Securities, LLC are affiliated with SI Advisors, LLC ("SI Advisors") Representatives of SI Securities, LLC are affiliated with SI Advisors, LLC ("SI Advisors"). SI Advisors is an exempt investment advisor that acts as the General Partner of SI Selections Fund I, L.P. ("SI Selections Fund"). SI Selections Fund is an early stage venture capital fund owned by third-party investors. From time to time, SI Selections Fund may invest in offerings made available on the SeedInvest platform, including this offering. Investments made by SI Selections Fund may be counted towards the total funds raised necessary to reach the minimum funding target as disclosed in the applicable offering materials.

    Mighty Quinn's Barbeque's Form C

    The Form C is a document the company must file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which includes basic information about the company and its offering and is a condition to making a Reg CF offering available to investors. It is important to note that the SEC does not review the Form C, and therefore is not recommending and/or approving any of the securities being offered.

    Download Mighty Quinn's Barbeque's  Form C

    Frequently Asked Questions

    About Side by Side Offerings
    What is Side by Side?

    A Side by Side offering refers to a deal that is raising capital under two offering types. This Side by Side offering is raising under Regulation CF and Rule 506(c) of Regulation D.


    What is a Form C?

    The Form C is a document the company must file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) which includes basic information about the company and its offering and is a condition to making a Reg CF offering available to investors. It is important to note that the SEC does not review the Form C, and therefore is not recommending and/or approving any of the securities being offered.

    Before making any investment decision, it is highly recommended that prospective investors review the Form C filed with the SEC (included in the company's profile) before making any investment decision.


    What is Rule 506(c) under Regulation D?

    Rule 506(c) under Regulation D is a type of offering with no limits on how much a company may raise. The company may generally solicit their offering, but the company must verify each investor’s status as an accredited investor prior to closing and accepting funds. To learn more about Rule 506(c) under Regulation D and other offering types check out our blog and academy.


    What is Reg CF?

    Title III of the JOBS Act outlines Reg CF, a type of offering allowing private companies to raise up to $1 million from all Americans. Prior capital raising options limited private companies to raising money only from accredited investors, historically the wealthiest ~2% of Americans. Like a Kickstarter campaign, Reg CF allows companies to raise funds online from their early adopters and the crowd. However, instead of providing investors a reward such as a t-shirt or a card, investors receive securities, typically equity, in the startups they back. To learn more about Reg CF and other offering types check out our blog and academy.


    Making an Investment in Mighty Quinn's Barbeque
    How does investing work?

    When you complete your investment on SeedInvest, your money will be transferred to an escrow account where an independent escrow agent will watch over your investment until it is accepted by Mighty Quinn's Barbeque. Once Mighty Quinn's Barbeque accepts your investment, and certain regulatory procedures are completed, your money will be transferred from the escrow account to Mighty Quinn's Barbeque in exchange for your securities. At that point, you will be a proud owner in Mighty Quinn's Barbeque.


    What will I need to complete my investment?

    To make an investment, you will need the following information readily available:

    1. Personal information such as your current address and phone number
    2. Employment and employer information
    3. Net worth and income information
    4. Social Security Number or passport
    5. ABA bank routing number and checking account number (typically found on a personal check or bank statement)

    If you are investing under Rule 506(c) of Regulation D, your status as an Accredited Investor will also need to be verified and you will be asked to provide documentation supporting your income, net worth, revenue, or net assets or a letter from a qualified advisor such as a Registered Investment Advisor, Registered Broker Dealer, Lawyer, or CPA.


    How much can I invest?

    An investor is limited in the amount that he or she may invest in a Reg CF offering during any 12-month period:

    • If either the annual income or the net worth of the investor is less than $100,000, the investor is limited to the greater of $2,000 or 5% of the lesser of his or her annual income or net worth.
    • If the annual income and net worth of the investor are both greater than $100,000, the investor is limited to 10% of the lesser of his or her annual income or net worth, to a maximum of $100,000.

    Separately, Mighty Quinn's Barbeque has set a minimum investment amount of US $1,000.

    Accredited investors investing $20,000 or over do not have investment limits.


    After My Investment
    What is my ongoing relationship with the Issuer?

    You are a partial owner of the company, you do own securities after all! But more importantly, companies which have raised money via Regulation CF must file information with the SEC and post it on their websites on an annual basis. Receiving regular company updates is important to keep shareholders educated and informed about the progress of the company and their investment. This annual report includes information similar to a company’s initial Reg CF filing and key information that a company will want to share with its investors to foster a dynamic and healthy relationship.

    In certain circumstances a company may terminate its ongoing reporting requirement if:

    1. The company becomes a fully-reporting registrant with the SEC
    2. The company has filed at least one annual report, but has no more than 300 shareholders of record
    3. The company has filed at least three annual reports, and has no more than $10 million in assets
    4. The company or another party purchases or repurchases all the securities sold in reliance on Section 4(a)(6)
    5. The company ceases to do business

    However, regardless of whether a company has terminated its ongoing reporting requirement per SEC rules, SeedInvest works with all companies on its platform to ensure that investors are provided quarterly updates. These quarterly reports will include information such as: (i) quarterly net sales, (ii) quarterly change in cash and cash on hand, (iii) material updates on the business, (iv) fundraising updates (any plans for next round, current round status, etc.), and (v) any notable press and news.


    How can I sell my securities in the future?

    Currently there is no market or liquidity for these securities. Right now Mighty Quinn's Barbeque does not plan to list these securities on a national exchange or another secondary market. At some point Mighty Quinn's Barbeque may choose to do so, but until then you should plan to hold your investment for a significant period of time before a “liquidation event” occurs. A “liquidation event” is when Mighty Quinn's Barbeque either lists their securities on an exchange, is acquired, or goes bankrupt.


    How do I keep track of this investment?

    You can return to SeedInvest at any time to view your portfolio of investments and obtain a summary statement. If invested under Regulation CF you may also receive periodic updates from the company about their business, in addition to monthly account statements.


    Other General Questions
    What is this page about?

    This is Mighty Quinn's Barbeque's fundraising profile page, where you can find information that may be helpful for you to make an investment decision in their company. The information on this page includes the company overview, team bios, and the risks and disclosures related to this investment opportunity. If the company runs a side by side offering that includes an offering under Regulation CF, you may also find a copy of the Mighty Quinn's Barbeque's Form C. The Form C includes important details about Mighty Quinn's Barbeque's fundraise that you should review before investing.


    How can I (or the company) cancel my investment under Regulation CF?

    For offerings made under Regulation CF, you may cancel your investment at any time up to 48 hours before a closing occurs or an earlier date set by the company. You will be sent a reminder notification approximately five days before the closing or set date giving you an opportunity to cancel your investment if you had not already done so. Once a closing occurs, and if you have not canceled your investment, you will receive an email notifying you that your securities have been issued. If you have already funded your investment, your funds will be promptly refunded to you upon cancellation. To cancel your investment, you may go to your account's portfolio page by clicking your profile icon in the top right corner.


    What if I change my mind about investing?

    If you invest under any other offering type, you may cancel your investment at any time, for any reason until a closing occurs. You will receive an email when the closing occurs and your securities have been issued. If you have already funded your investment and your funds are in escrow, your funds will be promptly refunded to you upon cancellation. To cancel your investment, please go to your account's portfolio page by clicking your profile icon in the top right corner.