The restaurant game is tough in this town and doing biz in KCMO is becoming increasingly unfriendly as local guv has targeted ANYONE trying to make a buck inside city limits.
And so . . . We reach back to check this report from last week and highlight a worthwhile passage.
Apparently, a great many foodie operators are breaking the rules in order to find customers.
Check-it . . .
"If the last couple of years proved anything, it’s that the pop-up business model offers a host of benefits besides pandemic-friendly ventilation. Pop-ups are cheaper to launch and cheaper to operate, requiring less upfront investment in real estate, equipment, and staff. Many pop-up vendors also save on traditional advertising, relying on Instagram to spread the word about their businesses and hours.
"But it can be hard to quantify the number of pop-up businesses in KCMO for one reason: most of them are operating illegally.
"The city’s permitting infrastructure neither predicted nor adapted to the rise of the pop-up, leaving entrepreneurs scrambling for solutions."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
Jhy Coulter of Devoured tosses dough at Overland Park Farmers' Market. // Photo by Jason Ebberts Scroll through Instagram for a few minutes, and there's a good chance you'll see an ad for a pop-up food business-some kind of nomadic restaurant, bakery, or shop operating with variable hours outside (and sometimes inside) other businesses.