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A technology integrated taproom franchise

INVEST IN TAPVILLE TODAY!

Tapville Franchising Inc., dba Tapville, is a tech-forward food and beverage franchising concept that makes it easy to integrate self-pour technology. Innovations like advanced data collection and self-service technology give Tapville Franchising Inc locations the capacity to take remarkable strides in the optimization of the customer experience, all while drastically cutting costs of a traditional restaurant.
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This Reg CF offering is made available through StartEngine Capital, LLC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.
Tapville

REASONS TO INVEST

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Self-service technology and advanced data analytics give Tapville Franchising Inc locations a major edge when it comes to cost-cutting, and also position the brand to appeal to tech natives

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Tapville Franchising Inc’s self-pour technology allows for endless taste-testing possibilities, tapping in to the growing trend in craft beer consumption

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Founded by a former consultant with expertise in technology integration, Tapville Franchising Inc also has votes of confidence from advisors with formidable credentials in franchising and tech

ABOUT

HEADQUARTERS
216 S Washington Street
Naperville, IL 60540
VALUATION
$4.5M

Tapville Franchising Inc., dba Tapville, is a tech-forward food and beverage franchising concept that makes it easy to integrate self-pour technology. Innovations like advanced data collection and self-service technology give Tapville Franchising Inc locations the capacity to take remarkable strides in the optimization of the customer experience, all while drastically cutting costs of a traditional restaurant.

TEAM

Joseph Tota
Joseph Tota
Founder & CEO

Joe designed the concept of Tapville Social in 2016 during one of his frequent visits to Union Pier, Michigan, along the Red Arrow Highway. Professionally, Joe was a management consultant with Accenture and founded his own firm that was acquired. His consulting background was focused on working with large franchise companies on technology, operational training and growth strategies. Joe is an avid ultrarunner and has a deep belief that hard work, entrepreneurship and a healthy lifestyle are the keys to happiness. 

Sean Thomas

Sean Thomas

Advisor

Sean’s deep passion for the food and hospitality industry is in his DNA – literally. Raised in Columbus, Ohio, Sean spent his formative years immersed in the burger business through his grandfather, Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy’s. 

In addition to holding various positions at Wendy’s, Sean expanded his hands-on knowledge of the industry by working at Lettuce Entertain You, in various front-of-house/back-of-house roles, then graduating from the Lettuce Entertain You Enterprise internship/management program. Most recently, Sean has founded Fresh Stack Burger Company, a PE-backed, fast-casual burger concept with plans to open multiple locations in the Midwest. 

Brandt Kucharski

Brandt Kucharski

Advisor

Brandt joined GrubHub as one of its earliest employees, helping the company grow from $3 million in revenue to $1 billion in 15 years, now serving as the Chief Accounting Officer. He has experience in a variety of industries including manufacturing, professional services, hospitality, retail and financial services.

Brandt spent the first half of his career in Crowe Horwath’s audit practice managing public financial statement audits and performing Sarbanes Oxley 404 consulting. He transitioned to the transaction services/investment banking group, managing private placements and buy/sell side transaction services for private equity investors, lenders and corporations.

Brian Brammeier

Brian Brammeier

Advisor

Brian started his career designing and maintaining hospital computer systems for labor and delivery departments. While working toward graduating early at Illinois State University, he also worked at Discover Financial in security engineering for two years. Brian has been running BCS since 1998, taking it from a single person residential practice to a company with enterprise-pedigree consultants. In 2020, BCS merged with Ntiva, and he now serves as their Chief Strategy Officer and as well as an owner.

Doug Rodewald

Doug Rodewald

Advisor

Commerce and digital engagement have always been a passion of Doug’s regardless of the channel, client or technology used. As a player in the retail and commerce industry for the past 15-plus years, Doug has been able to witness and participate in an amazing period of transformation. 

Today, Doug is proud to be the Chief Digital Officer of True Group, Inc., a certified woman-owned business. Doug likes to say he spends his time split between helping True’s clients solve challenging transformational problems, establishing new client and partner relationships, and staying active in the broader technology industry to learn about emerging trends and players. 

Stuart Baum

Stuart Baum

Advisor

Stuart is an owner/investor in Tapville Social and the Naperville, Illinois, location. He is President of LargerPond, a well-respected marketing consulting firm for growing businesses, and Managing Director of Altura Group, a business strategy and operational consulting firm. Stuart’s restaurant experience goes back to having worked in all roles at a franchise steakhouse, eventually becoming head chef and de facto general manager. During his marketing career, he led the restaurateur side of the iDine (Rewards Network) launch and growth, and was a consultant for Restaurant.com, focused on restaurateur relations and retention.

Sean O'Leary

Sean O'Leary

Advisor

Sean authors the influential blog Irish Liquor Lawyer and has been cited numerous times in multiple influential publications such as Forbes, Decanter, And Wine Spectator. He represents innovators in the liquor industry. Also, he lobbies on behalf of the liquor industry, and successfully lobbied the Illinois legislature to expand privileges for retailers.

Before launching O’Leary Law and Policy Group, LLC, he served as Chief Legal Counsel with the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. While at the Commission, Sean helped revolutionize the Illinois liquor industry by cracking down on illegal bootlegging, advocating for the expansion of allowable discounting practices, developing standards for contract brewing, and drafting tied-house regulations. Sean attended the University of North Carolina and received his law degree from Chicago - Kent College of Law.

Don DiBrita

Don DiBrita

Marketing Consultant

An experienced team leader, social media strategist and marketer, Don is passionate about growing communities and implementing modern digital marketing strategies.

He is a certified email and content marketer that has worked with brands in the food and beverage industry like breweries, restaurants, events and professional sports teams. Don is also the founder of a 60,000-member international beer club.

Nick O’Donnell

Nick O’Donnell

Real Estate Consultant

Working as a CRE broker since 2013 and specializing in restaurant tenant representation, Nick has worked to secure high-quality sites for restaurants ranging from established to startup and full-service bars and restaurants to QSR concepts and cafes. Nick focuses on identifying fundamentally sound sites and paring them with sustainable deal terms for long-term unit stability. Nick joined the Tapville Social team in 2019. His past and current clients include Bulldog Alehouse, Boar’s Head Café, Burnt Pizza, Cousin’s Subs, Dunkin Donuts, Dairy Queen Grill and Chill, Honey Berry Café and Wingstop restaurants- among others. Nick currently works as Vice President of Caton Commercial Real Estate Group. Nick advises Tapville on a part-time basis.

Jena Wachowiak

Jena Wachowiak

Director of Franchise Training

Jena has been working in hospitality since she was 15 years old and working in a restaurant for the last six years. She started as a bartender at Tapville in 2018 and worked her way up to general manager of the Naperville, Illinois, location. Through her experience in the hospitality industry, complemented by a Master’s in Education from Aurora University, Jena creates and implements all of Tapville’s training guides and also trains various positions at Tapville. 

Jacob Smith

Jacob Smith

Executive Chef

Jacob has worked in the hospitality business since graduating high school. He graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta with an associate degree in culinary arts in 2000. Jacob took over the Nookies Restaurants as their corporate chef and director of operations for almost 10 years before moving on to the Bottleneck Group, where he trained multiple chefs and managers as the corporate training chef. During a chance encounter with Joe of Tapville Social, the pair hit it off immediately and came to see eye to eye on the hospitality industry. That chance encounter turned into a great partnership at Tapville Social, which continues to grow every day.

TERMS

Tapville
Overview
PRICE PER SHARE
$1
DEADLINE
Apr 27, 2021
VALUATION
$4.5M
AMOUNT RAISED
$1,064,450.00
Breakdown
MIN INVESTMENT
$200.00
MAX INVESTMENT
$107,000.00
MIN NUMBER OF SHARES OFFERED
10,000
OFFERING TYPE
Equity
ASSET TYPE
COMMON
SHARES OFFERED
Class B Common Stock
MAX NUMBER OF SHARES OFFERED
1,070,000

Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares


Company

:

Tapville Franchising Inc.

Corporate Address

:

216 S Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60540

Offering Minimum

:

$10,000.00

Offering Maximum

:

$1,070,000.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$200.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Class B Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

10,000

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

1,070,000

Price per Share

:

$1.00

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$4,500,000.00











*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

COVID Relief

This offering is being conducted on an expedited basis due to circumstances relating to COVID-19 and pursuant to the SEC’s temporary COVID-19 regulatory relief set out in Regulation Crowdfunding §227.201(z).

Expedited closing sooner than 21 days.

Further, in reliance on Regulation Crowdfunding §227.303(g)(2) A funding portal that is an intermediary in a transaction involving the offer or sale of securities initiated between May 4, 2020, and August 31, 2020, in reliance on section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act (15 U.S.C. 77d(a)(6)) by an issuer that is conducting an offering on an expedited basis due to circumstances relating to COVID-19 shall not be required to comply with the requirement in paragraph (e)(3)(i) of this section that a funding portal not direct a transmission of funds earlier than 21 days after the date on which the intermediary makes publicly available on its platform the information required to be provided by the issuer under §§227.201 and 227.203(a).

Investment Incentives and Bonuses*

Time-Based Perks

Friends and Family Early Birds

Invest within the first 72 hours and receive an additional 20% bonus shares.

Super Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first week and receive an additional 15% bonus shares.

Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first two weeks and receive an additional 10% bonus shares.

Amount-Based Perks

$250+ | The Beer Expert

Invest $250+ and you’ll receive a 10% Tapville discount, just for owners, to use at all Tapville locations, plus you will receive free access to our online beer education course to become a world-class beer expert.

$500+ | I Am Beer Legend

Invest $500+ and not only will you receive the “Beer Expert” reward, but we’ll commemorate your legacy by putting your name (and photo) on one of our beer wall tap screens. Your legacy and photo image will be digitally engrained on the beer wall until we kick your keg.

$1,000+ | The Pour Master

Invest $1,000+ and you'll receive two Tapville Belgian 16 oz glasses, a Tapville Flight Tasting box with 5 oz tasters, and a 15% Tapville discount card, just for owners. You’ll be set to pour any beer in your Tapville glassware.

$5,000 | My Beer

Invest $5,000+ and you’ll receive The Beer Expert and The Pour Master perks, plus we’ll work with a partner brewery and brew a beer with your name. Your beer will be featured at one of our locations!

$10,000 | The Owner

Invest $10,000+ and you'll receive not only the lower tier merchandise perks but also a 50% discount card for all locations with access to our Rewards Program - this will be sure to impress your friends.

$25,000 | VIP Beer Experience

Invest $25,000+ and we'll provide a guided tour of Chicagoland Breweries with private tours. Additionally, you’ll receive all lower tier merchandise perks and the 50% Tapville discount card.

$50,000 | Keg Stand

Invest $50,000+ and we’ll ship you a kegerator for your home! You will also receive all perks from lower-tier merchandise perks and the 50% Tapville Owner discount card.

If you are interested in purchasing a franchise (qualified applicants), we'll subtract your StartEngine investment from our franchise fees for your own location.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Tapville Franchising, Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Class B Common Stock at $1.00 / share, you will receive 110 Class B Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $100. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments.

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ALL UPDATES

04.19.21

Thank you for helping us reach our goal!

Thank you to our team of supporters for helping us to reach our goal. There is still time to join our waitlist if any spots open up for Tapville. 


Read our press release here: https://www.tapvillesocial.com/press-release-tapville-raises-1m-startengine


04.14.21

Last call for Tapville, we raised over $1,000,000 and our campaign is almost closed

Thank you to our community of investors. It's the last call for Tapville. We've raised over $1,000,000 and our campaign will be closed very soon. 


Investors: We will be fulfilling perks when our campaign is over. Look for emails when our campaign closes about fulfillment of perks.



04.09.21

Hurry, don't miss out!

Tapville just passed $900k raised! Thank you again for all the support. Our campaign ends in just 17 days. Don't miss out on the opportunity to invest in our growth.


Read more press releases here: www.tapvillesocial.com/press


04.07.21

We reached a $875k milestone, campaign closing soon

Thank you to our community of investors for your support. We reached a $875k milestone. Our campaign will be closing in 19 days.


04.06.21

Check out our new TapWall licensed product

Just earlier this year we announce the launch of our new product, TapWall. It's a self-contained system that can be shipped and installed directly by a customer. Tapville brings the latest in data analytics and optimization to our industry partners. TapWall is a licensed product available to industry partners. Learn more here: www.tapvilletech.com

04.01.21

Tapville is coming to Raleigh, North Carolina

Tapville is very excited to announce the signing of a franchise agreement for Raleigh, North Carolina. We are very excited to enter the North Carolina market with our concept. 


03.31.21

Notice of Funds Disbursement

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Tapville has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Tapville be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

03.17.21

Tapville signs agreement for hotel industry

Tapville is excited to announce our partnership with My Place Hotel. Read the press release here: http://tapvillesocial.com/press-release-tapville-agreement-my-place-hotel

03.12.21

We made the news

At Tapville, we  value spending precious time with friends & family. Our business model is focused on bringing friends & family together to enjoy a social experience. We deliver on that through our technology and the venues where we install our locations.


The retail sector has been hit very hard throughout the pandemic. Before the pandemic, Tapville installed a kiosk in a shopping mall in Rosemont, IL to introduce local craft breweries to shoppers. The concept was to enable the purchase of local craft beer, mimosas wine and host events. Tapville also enables patrons to stroll around the mall. We were able to carefully partner with local municipalities to change their liquor ordinances for Tapville's use.


We are very excited to announce that we added another location in the retail sector in Aurora, IL, The Fox Valley Mall. Read more about how Tapville is partnering with large retails to help bring shoppers back to brick & mortar.


https://www.nctv17.com/news/self-serve-tapville-social-kiosks-coming-to-fox-valley-mall/

https://wgntv.com/news/vote-for-self-serve-booze-at-fox-valley-mall-set-for-tuesday/




03.06.21

We achieved a $700k milestone

Thank you to our investors and community! We've reached $700k in investments. We have more exciting updates coming soon!











REWARDS

Multiple investments in an offering cannot be combined to qualify for a larger campaign perk. Get rewarded for investing more into Tapville.

$200.00

StartEngine Owner’s Bonus

This offering is eligible for the StartEngine Owner’s 10% Bonus program. For details on this program, please see the Offering Summary section below.

$250.00

The Beer Expert

Receive a 10% Tapville discount, just for owners, to use at all Tapville locations, plus you will receive free access to our online beer education course to become a world-class beer expert.

$500.00

I Am Beer Legend

“Beer Expert” reward + we’ll commemorate your legacy by putting your name (and photo) on one of our beer wall tap screens. Your legacy and photo image will be digitally engrained on the beer wall until we kick your keg.

$1,000.00

The Pour Master

Receive two Tapville Belgian 16 oz glasses, a Tapville Flight Tasting box with 5 oz tasters, and a 15% Tapville discount card, just for owners. You’ll be set to pour any beer in your Tapville glassware.

$5,000.00

My Beer

Receive The Beer Expert and The Pour Master perks, plus we’ll work with a partner brewery and brew a beer with your name. Your beer will be featured at one of our locations!

$10,000.00

The Owner

Receive not only the lower tier merchandise perks but also a 50% discount card for all locations with access to our Rewards Program - this will be sure to impress your friends.

$25,000.00

VIP Beer Experience

We'll provide a guided tour of Chicagoland Breweries with private tours. Additionally, you’ll receive all lower tier merchandise perks and the 50% Tapville discount card.

$50,000.00

Keg Stand

We’ll ship you a kegerator for your home! You will also receive all perks from lower-tier merchandise perks and the 50% Tapville Owner discount card.

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