Short Stack Eatery receives dire financial help from donors on GoFundMe.

Owners Alex Lindenmeyer and Sinead McHugh have owned Short Stack Eatery for six years. Photo courtesy of the restaurant’s Instagram @shortstackeats

Author: Jessica Gregory

Downtown Madison breakfast staple Short Stack Eatery created a GoFundMe page Saturday in a last attempt to remain open as the summer season ends. 

Owners Alex Lindenmeyer and Sinead McHugh set a goal to raise $40,000 to cover four months rent during their slow winter season. The coronavirus pandemic diminished the hope of profits this summer, the most crucial season for downtown Madison businesses. 

In their fundraiser description, Short Stack pledges to continue it’s community involvement with Madison organizations and nonprofits if it gets through the winter season.

 “We are determined to stick around so that we can continue learning and serving our community in new and sustainable ways. We will continue to use our resources, skills, and platform for social change in this city that we love. We will continue to fight for Black Lives, stand up to injustice, nourish allyship, and facilitate dialogue.”

On their Instagram page they updated their followers with copious gratitude that they not only met their goal, but are almost $20,000 over it.

You can access Short Stack Eatery’s GoFundMe by clicking here.