BAKESHOP HAPPENINGS We had a fun visit from Chris at SD Foodies last week as we gave him a behind the scenes tour of how we deliver everything hot from the oven at IZOLA. If you're wanting to discover the most amazing experiences here in San Diego, give 'em a follow! And maybe you'll see our behind the scenes tour pop up in their feed. 😊 Want a behind the scenes tour too? We love giving bakery tours, just ask any team member at the bake shop! Pre-orders for the week are open now. We also hold half of our inventory each day for walk-ins, so pre-orders aren't required - just pop on by. Have a pre-order and in a hurry? No problem! Double park downstairs and call us at (619) 289-8358, we'll run your order down to you. We call it IZOLA DRIVE-BY.
NO SOURDOUGH THIS WEEK Late breaking news - we will not have sourdough this week. Our sourdough lead is sick and I'm up to my eyeballs in new buildings and equipment and permits and engineers. So bad news, no sourdough this week. We have a little bit of frozen sourdough right now, we'll be fully stocked with croissants all week.
WE ARE ON A MISSION ...to transform the way Americans experience sourdough and croissants, all while being guided by our justice-based philosophy of economic, environmental, LGBTQIA+, racial, and gender justice. IZOLA is a place where no culinary school or prior experience is required to work in our production departments, a place where we will invest in YOU. We are led by women and men, gay and straight, white and BIPOC, because we flourish amongst true diversity. Where we choose to do the hard thing if it brings us closer to our justice goals - like manually washing all of our dishes instead of putting more paper and plastic in our waste stream. Will you join us on our mission? To scale this vision into more communities here in San Diego and beyond, we must first increase our production. Increased production = Greater opportunities we can provide for our team and our community. But the infrastructure to support scale is expensive, and that's why we are coming to you, our IZOLA community, to ask you to invest in us and our community through our equity raise. Why are we raising funds directly from the IZOLA family? With a Reg CF raise we are able to open up this opportunity to anyone and are able to lower the barriers to entry to $1000. Going the "traditional" route means that only a select few can participate (i.e., net worth of $1M+ not including the value of your primary residence, amongst other requirements). Jenny and I firmly believe in IZOLA being a community space, and so it being owned by IZOLA customers and San Diego community members is a natural fit.
Join us as we take one big step closer toward bringing 20+ purpose-filled jobs, jump-starting the innovation economy and reducing inequality in City Heights and beyond. Our Q1 Rolling Equity Round closes in less than ONE WEEK! Join us and over 300 IZOLA investors.
If you'd like to learn more about how you can take this journey with us, join us for our next online Investor Conversation this Friday May 26 at 5p. See ya there!
Jeffrey + Jenny