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Bring the kiddos in to our Topanga or Glendale locations for some great fun, exciting activities, and healthy food !  

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Los Angeles-based Giggles N' Hugs, Inc. (GIGL) is a first-of-its-kind, award-winning family restaurant and play space that combines organic gourmet food with the play elements for children in a 2500-square-foot play space in the middle of the restaurant. The concept is similar to Chuck E. Cheese, but offers a unique healthier, high-end version for health conscious parents and families. Parents eat and relax while the kids have an incredible time playing in the custom-made play area with giant climbers, dragons, castles, pirate ships slides and swings and a multitude of other toys.

In addition to nightly shows and concerts, every 30 minutes Giggles N' Hugs provides an activity such as face painting, disco dance parties, karaoke, games, arts and crafts, and much more. Giggles N' Hugs has been voted the No. 1 family restaurant, No. 1 birthday party place, and the No. 1 indoor play space in all of Los Angeles, and has attracted a star-studded list of customers including Sandra Bullock, Heidi Klum, Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, Denis Quaid, Mark Whalberg, Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman and many more.

Revenue is derived from several sources, including food and beverage sales, beer and wine, birthday parties (40%), admission and membership fees to play, along with retail sales. These revenue-generating locations are also highly sought-after tenants. The company currently has three locations in the top premier malls around Los Angeles; four of the largest mall owners in the country are giving Giggles N' Hugs up to 75% discounts on rent and providing upward of $700,000 of upfront cash for each location to get Giggles N' Hugs into their malls around the country.

Growth and recognition of this caliber are driven by a very powerful management team. Giggles N' Hugs President John Kaufman was the COO at California Pizza Kitchen when the founders had just two locations. Joined by Giggles N' Hugs' CFO Phillip Gay, who at the time was CFO of California Kitchen, Kaufman grew the company from two to more than 100 locations – at which time it was bought by Pepsi Co. Kaufman was recruited as president of Koo Koo Roo Chicken, one of the fastest growing fast-casual concepts on the west coast, while Gay joined Wolfgang Puck Restaurants group as CFO, eventually becoming the CEO.

Giggles N' Hugs was founded as a truly "kid friendly" establishment catered specifically to the size, interests, and nutrition needs of children. Since opening its first Giggles N' Hugs in 2009, the company has received a steady stream of interest from more than 300 interested parties looking to expand the concept – via franchise or master licenses – in the U.S. as well globally in countries such as Germany, England, Dubai, Russia, Colombia, Australia , Singapore, Turkey, among the many more.


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Investment Highlights:

  • High Quality Organic Food
    One-of-a-Kind in Niche Demographic
    Entertainment & Party Functionality
    Multiple Revenue Drivers
    Increasing Financial Performance
    Highly Trained, CPR-Certified Staff
    Mall Operator Cooperation & Incentives
    Voted the #1 birthday party place in Los Angeles by Nickelodeon
    Voted "Best Pizza in Los Angeles" by Nickelodeon
    Voted "Best Indoor Playspace" by Red Tricycle (redtri.com)
    Listed best family & kid-friendly restaurants by CitySearch & GoCityKids


Restaurant Specifics

Giggles N' Hugs was founded to fill an unmet need for true "kid friendly" dining with high-quality healthy food options and a fun and themed entertaining environment. The result is the first- and only- of-its-kind restaurant with a sweeping menu of great tasting and organic food for both children and adults, as well as a variety of entertainment, catering and birthday party options.


Giggles believes the combination of fresh, organic and healthy ingredients prepared by quality chefs makes for a fantastic dining experience.

Food prepared by Giggles uses locally grown produce and organic ingredients when available. When it comes to meat, the company's beef comes from grass-fed, hormone/antibiotic-free cows and it uses only all-natural chicken. Breads are made fresh daily by local artisan bakeries who also use the finest ingredients available.

Giggles' cooks prepare all menu items from scratch daily to deliver the freshest meals possible, making all dressings, sauces and marinades in-house using fresh herbs and ingredients, and cooking only with trans-fat free canola oil and extra virgin olive oil when necessary. Delicious in-house desserts are also baked in house.

Adult menu items include a variety of appetizers, salads, pastas, entrees, paninis and sandwiches, specialty pizzas, custom pizzas, specialty burgers and custom burgers with gluten-free, vegetarian and non-dairy options. The kid's menu includes entrees, pasta, pizza and little bites, also with gluten-free, vegetarian and non-dairy options.

Giggles' extensive menu also features adult and kid's breakfast menus as well as smoothies and alcoholic beverages.



Birthday Parties

Giggle's award-winning, one-of-a-kind birthday parties are filled with nonstop excitement and exercise, set inside its dazzling 6,000 foot family restaurants and playspaces. When you throw a party at Giggles, every single detail is taken care of so the customer can enjoy the day completely, secure in the knowledge that an award-winning, professional staff is handling setup, cleanup, and everything in between.

Kids can choose from a variety of themes, including superhero themes for both boys and girls, princess themes, pirate and mermaid themes, cartoon pups themes, jungle themes, dinosaur themes, candyland themes, rock star themes, and so much more!

Birthday packages include all the workings of a good party, including food, beverages, fresh dessert, activities, return passes, themes and a large number of guests at an affordable price. Here's how Giggles' birthday parties stack up against other local venues:


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Giggles N Hugs Parties To Go makes all of our amazing party services available for you at the place of your choosing! We can bring the following to you and much more:

  • Play attendants
    Party coordinators and cooks
    Party Decorations such as themes and balloons
    Table and chair rentals
    Bounce houses
    Amazing food and beverages
    Exciting entertainment
    Your favorite characters
    Arts ‘n crafts
    Complete planning services, setup and cleanup!

Think of it as a complete Giggles N’ Hugs on wheels. Let us handle it all so you don’t have to! If your kid loves Giggles but you prefer the park, just call Giggles Party-To-Go to bring our award-winning food, fun and team members directly to your door!

Call (818) 956-4847 to speak to a party planning specialist!


      Giggles N' Hugs is structured to benefit from multiple revenue drivers that generate attractive store-level profitability opportunities:

  • Admission fee for play area access
    Food and beverages
    Birthday parties and private rentals
    Child drop-off service
    Beer and wine
    Branded in-store and retail outlet merchandising via licensing and merchandising model (potentially frozen food, clothing line, etc)
    U.S. and international franchising

Market Opportunity & Expansion Goals

Giggles has been featured in numerous popular media outlets, attesting to the company's growing brand recognition. This press coverage includes New York, People, Bloomberg Business Week, examiner.com, Entrepreneur, The Herald Sun, OK!, US Weekly and more. Further validated by its growing popularity and financial performance, Giggles has defined an expansion strategy inclusive of industry trends.


While fast food restaurants offer cheap food in cookie-cutter buildings, theme restaurants offer a good meal along with a unique experience. According to NPD CREST research, kids are eating more healthful food options than ever before, while other studies show that children aged five years or younger are most likely to influence restaurant visits.

The average visitor stay at a family entertainment center is 2.5 hours, and they typically visit up to six times per year.

Giggles also fills a significant unmet need in the market and addresses the top trends shaping the evolution of the broader restaurant industry. According to a year-end survey by the National Restaurant Association that polled more than 1,000 chefs across the U.S., these trends include locally-sourced meats, seafood, and produce, environmental sustainability, more natural ingredients, less processed foods, and healthier kid's meals.


Leveraging the above-mentioned and other industry drivers, Giggles and hugs has set forth a nationwide expansion strategy. The company's interest is shared by large mall operators who have expressed keen interest in rolling out the Giggles concept nationwide.

In addition to its California presence, Giggles is exploring longer-term target markets including Seattle, Washington, Vancouver, B.C., San Francisco, California, and the East Coast. Giggles is also evaluating multiple franchise requests from around the United States and the world.

Giggles is in negotiations with major mall owners in the country and has set a goal of expanding to 12 company-owned locations by the end of 2017, in addition to exploring franchise opportunities.

To execute its expansion goals, Giggles continues to strengthen its management team, most recently adding a new chief business development officer, as well as interim-president – both of which have impressive resumes in terms of driving growth with the California Pizza Kitchen chain.


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Growth and recognition of this caliber are driven by a very powerful management team with the experience and know-how to continue the company's powerful momentum.             

John Kaufman, Advisory Board Member

John Kaufman was the COO at California Pizza Kitchen when the founders had just two locations and grew the company along with Philip Gay as CFO to over 100 locations. Pepsi Co. bought the pizza chain at this point, and Kaufman was recruited to become president of Koo Koo Roo Chicken, one of the fastest growing fast casual concepts on the west coast.


Philip Gay, CO-CEO

Philip Gay was previously the CEO at the Daily Grill restaurant group, a publicly traded Restaurant concept with 50 locations throughout the country. Prior to that, Gay was CFO at California Pizza Kitchen, growing the concept along with John Kaufman as COO from two stores when he started to over 100 when he left after the company was sold to Pepsi Co. He joined Wolfgang Puck Restaurants group as CFO eventually becoming the CEO.


Sean Richards, COO

Sean Richards joined Giggles in 2010, bringing with him more than 20 years of operations management experience. He previously managed and ran operations for Pink Taco restaurants, Hard Rock, House of Blues and Hooters casino among other national brands.

Joan Barnes, Advisory Board Member

Joan Barnes is the founder and former CEO of Gymboree, which is the largest clothing retailer in the nation for kids. She has been instrumental in helping us with Giggles' merchandising and licensing which she in essence pioneered some 30 years ago when she licensed the Gymboree brand. With Barnes' help, Giggles is rolling out a variety of products for kids including, branded clothing, branded toys, frozen foods, and other merchandising products.


Todd Star, Head of Real Estate Expansion

Todd Star was senior executive VP for Westfield USA, overseeing its west coast leasing operations for 14 years. He is a strong asset to Giggles as he leads expansion negotiations with several of the largest mall owners in the U.S., including General Growth Properties, Simon Property Group, and Westfield Group, who collectively own more than 500 properties worldwide.


Giggles N' Hugs - Experience the Concept / Buy some Merchandise for the kiddos
10250 Santa Monica Blvd., #155
Los Angeles, CA 90067                                                                                       
(310) 553 – HUGS (4847)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YirMa4ifxG4   (grand opening line, excuse the founder's bad language as he was caught up in the moment)





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#39961  Sticky Note https://wefunder.com/giggles.n.hugs.inc LongTermGiggler 12/17/18 09:15:31 AM
#40163   GIGL PINK= More Shady ShawnyD 01/15/19 02:05:31 PM
#40160   Joey doesn't really know what he's doing.. :( ShawnyD 01/15/19 11:54:37 AM
#40158   Lets not get nasty fellas. LTG has a bubbles10 01/15/19 11:26:47 AM
#40154   -$300 more @$28,050/$300,000 That's like 9.5% funded but at ShawnyD 01/15/19 01:05:35 AM
#40153   Me too! Was hoping this was going to Eagle1 01/14/19 03:35:43 PM
#40152   I don’t want a quick run pump, I Patient Invester 01/14/19 03:24:41 PM
#40151   I’m glad to see he isn’t dumping a Eagle1 01/14/19 03:18:06 PM
#40150   Wish someone would ask him publicly what his PencilNeckGeek 01/14/19 03:16:01 PM
#40149   Where is all of the red carpets? Eagle1 01/14/19 02:47:48 PM
#40148   Favorable weather is such a BS excuse. Gator328 01/14/19 01:42:58 PM
#40147   Nope, just a miracle with this management. To mrdrifter 01/13/19 05:29:08 PM
#40146   Umm we need both Patient Invester 01/13/19 05:23:00 PM
#40145   Or maybe a giant fedora. LongTermGiggler 01/13/19 05:16:53 PM
#40144   These restaurants would be very successful in certain PencilNeckGeek 01/13/19 04:49:38 PM
#40143   You'd think the college dropout's ego would already Honeycomb777 01/13/19 03:43:59 PM
#40142   Couldn't Joey create a mechanical dish that rises ShawnyD 01/13/19 03:34:10 PM
#40141   I think the point is that GNH 3LLC VSAStory 01/13/19 03:25:29 PM
#40140   Prolly the ponies and Falafel Shack Honeycomb777 01/11/19 10:24:13 PM
#40139   $100k for legal, $70k for accounting and $50k Gator328 01/11/19 03:56:32 PM
#40138   This is the single most important reason why Gator328 01/11/19 03:52:24 PM
#40137   Another high Volume Friday ShawnyD 01/11/19 02:27:40 PM
#40136   Not being defensive. Just trying to show you bubbles10 01/11/19 10:34:09 AM
#40135   No need to get so defensive. I PencilNeckGeek 01/11/19 10:29:39 AM
#40134   How do you know for sure he is bubbles10 01/11/19 10:22:25 AM
#40133   It is more like lack of funds then bubbles10 01/11/19 10:18:55 AM
#40132   I was one of the biggest pumpers on mrdrifter 01/11/19 10:15:37 AM
#40131   Well said PI! bubbles10 01/11/19 10:10:37 AM
#40130   Since each location has its own manager, is PencilNeckGeek 01/11/19 09:38:42 AM
#40129   Gawd I want Frozen Snax! ShawnyD 01/10/19 08:27:10 PM
#40128   Been waiting years for expansion and frozen snacks, MochaLatte 01/10/19 06:01:25 PM
#40127   Is this POS still trading? This was long dead. MochaLatte 01/10/19 03:57:07 PM
#40126   I finally watched The Founder after you mentioned LongTermGiggler 01/10/19 02:39:22 PM
#40125   Not if they launch a frozen food line. LongTermGiggler 01/10/19 02:36:11 PM
#40124   Was reading through the WeFunder Q&A today when Gator328 01/10/19 01:26:06 PM
#40123   So your suggesting that we continue to promote gmoney909 01/10/19 12:47:47 PM
#40122   Bubbles for your troubles, Excellent point! I think I’ll go Patient Invester 01/10/19 12:14:45 PM
#40121   If all the investors in here spent as bubbles10 01/10/19 11:36:54 AM
#40120   Stop being a negatively board and give Joey Patient Invester 01/10/19 10:42:21 AM
#40119   This company is a sad joke and Parsi satomi 01/10/19 06:22:39 AM
#40118   Nicely said ShawnyD 01/07/19 05:27:36 PM
#40117   That is supposed to be Philip Gay's job. Gator328 01/07/19 05:03:31 PM
#40116   Exactly. If he couldn't expand when investors gave Gator328 01/07/19 05:02:17 PM
#40115   Actually, I would much rather invest in this Gator328 01/07/19 04:59:23 PM
#40114   Jokey Parsley* ShawnyD 01/07/19 04:10:33 PM
#40113   How else will he pay off he Heloc ShawnyD 01/07/19 03:05:56 PM
#40112   And potential investors. Joey can't be bothered to LongTermGiggler 01/07/19 02:38:54 PM
#40111   It's not Jokey Parsi's fault, it's toxic Investors. ShawnyD 01/07/19 01:13:08 PM
#40110   Forgot to mention find somebody like Ray Kroc Patient Invester 01/07/19 11:15:21 AM
#40109   Lol no hate on Joey, just a giggling Patient Invester 01/07/19 11:09:30 AM
#40108   Jokey Parsi is Giggling & Thuggin lol Patient Invester 01/07/19 10:53:41 AM