Kirsty
Dalia Cocina

Restaurant business funding helped me  grow my business through its first year of trading.
Restaurant business funding helped me grow my business through its first year of trading.

Kirsty first bought Bristol based Dalia Cocina in May 2018 with the intention of turning it into a Mexican café and bar. It was the perfect situation as a friend of hers is a fantastic chef who was interested in working alongside her. The response and feedback from the local people has been fantastic as it’s the only Mexican café on Keynsham high street.

Restaurant business funding from Quick Capital helped Dalia Cocina boost their cash flow and relieve the pressure of covering expenses and bills.

“I initially contacted Quick Capital because I was feeling quite snowed under with bills as I’d just started out. I got to the point where I needed to get some help and needed to do something.

I knew I couldn’t just set up a business and hope in the first year that it just looks after itself because there are so many overheads, so much to pay out and so many upfront bills. My letting agent had just asked for a lump sum for their rent, then of course there’s tax and things like that. I thought if I could free up some funds and pay off the smaller bills, then it would relieve a little bit of stress.

When I thought about it I realised I didn’t want to get a loan as I didn’t want that hanging over me. On further investigation into restaurant business funding from Quick Capital, I looked at it and thought how easy is that to do? I don’t have to worry about physically making repayments because it’s paid back at the point of contact with the card machine.

I don’t notice the repayments at all, I get a statement at the end of every day showing the percentage paid. I like that I see more money being taken at the weekends then it counteracts the quieter days.

I was happy with the speed of receiving my funds, they came through in about 2 – 3 days it was crazy, I thought what a relief. The application was easy, brilliant and stress free.

I like that Quick Capital only offer what I can afford, they don’t let you take too much. I would consider using online business funding for future plans, it’s a nice way of freeing up money without going to the bank, it’s brilliant.

So many people have come up to us to say our restaurant is just what Keynsham needed and well done for bringing something different. The response has been phenomenal, I couldn’t have wished for any better, thanks to the help from Quick Capital.

It’s been brilliant, it’s simple, hassle free but not blasé. There’s a certain responsibility that goes with restaurant business funding but it couldn’t have gone better. My advisor stayed in continuous contact, it was great!”

"There’s a certain responsibility that goes with restaurant business funding but it couldn’t have gone better."