Success Stories → Joker’s Are Wild Game Café

Joker’s Are Wild Game Café

The Café is a start-up business owned by three teachers and is the first of its kind in Carbon County.  The Café offers simple hand-held foods such as specialty grilled cheese as well as the opportunity to rent games to play while at the café or to play in tournaments for popular games such as Magic the Gathering or Dungeons and Dragons.

CCEDC partnered with the Wilkes University SBDC to provide counseling services to the clients including writing a business plan, a marketing plan and research.  CCEDC then worked with the clients to help fund the project with a $65,000.00 loan from our revolving loan fund.  The loan was used to renovate the space and for the purchase of restaurant equipment.

Since its grand opening in July of 2017, The Café has hired 4 new employees and retained 3 employees.  They have also begun offering a lunch delivery service.