Crowdfunding catches on in Atlanta RestaurantsThe internet age has changed a lot of things about the restaurant industry, like the immediate public feedback from crowdsourced review sites like Yelp, to online ordering, the rise of food bloggers…ahem… and the connection restaurant owners can make with patrons through social media like Twitter and Facebook. And another information-age invention is continuing to change the game for hopeful restaurant owners as well.

The days of having to win Top Chef to fund the opening of your dream restaurant are over. All you need now is an internet connection, a good idea, and a whole lot of friends.

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