There’s Something Crawling Around in This Swag Bag

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Between all the galas, fundraisers, and VIP events, D.C. is a city swimming in swag bags. But EquityEats—a new restaurant crowdfunding platform in which investors earn profits, not just perks—may have just outdone them all at its launch party last night. As guests parted the event at Doi Moi, hosts handed out bags with live lobsters.

The idea came from EquityEats CEO Johann Moonesinghe as a way to promote one of their restaurants seeking funding called Lighthouse, which plans to serve a menu limited to burgers and whole lobsters.

“We were kind of like, ‘Are you serious?'” says Steve Lucas, the vice ...

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