Philadelphia shop overwhelmed by Groupon deal re-opens today

Food for All Market will re-open today at 9 a.m. after it was bailed out by its customers last month. Owner Amy Kunkle said today’s opening is her launch of a new business plan that will include a bigger prepared foods menu and plans to rent out space for events.

“We expanded our prepared food menu a bit and get all the same sandwiches, added a few salads and appetizers, soups, breakfast menu,” said Kunkle. Food for All at 7127 Germantown Ave. is becoming more of a cafe than the specialized food market it once was. For Kunkle that could translate into more profits to pay off the more than $50,000 her loyal customers loaned her to stay open.

Other revenue generating ideas Kunkle plans to try will be adding more cooking classes and renting her kitchen out and even the store front for parties.

Kunkle is calling today her “Grand Re-opening” and is planning a party at 6 p.m. With a live D.J. And a performance by Mt. Airy musician Chana Rothman.

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The shop ran into money troubles after it signed up for a Groupon promotion last summer that resulted in a $10,000 loss. On January 10, Kunkle announced the store was closing but reconsidered after offers of support poured in. She launched an emergency loan campaign that raised more than $50,000 in loans, which was more than enough to keep her doors open. Kunkle decided to temporarily close the store to restock and rethink her business strategy. Today marks a new beginning for Food for All in Mt. Airy.

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