While we could not have everyone in this photo, it’s a perfect representation of the AMAZING team.
My name is Russell Borders, I am one of the family members whom operate Western Omelette in Colorado Springs. Our downtown location has been in business since May 2, 1992 when founder Bill Borders decided to create a place where everybody would feel comfortable in the company, of… well, everybody. You will find the most diverse individuals dining here at any time of the day. We take pride in this, and will continue to stick to this as our motto.
Since the opening, we have struggled through some difficult times, 2020 being one of the worst, however we have managed to work together with our staff of 40 and keep my dad’s vision alive.
During this time, we have made many attempts to purchase the property which the restaurant resides on but have not been successful for one reason, or another. The owner of this property has informed us that the LLC whom owns it, has been made an offer by a development company and has decided to sell the property.
The owner has provided us an opportunity to raise the capital necessary to purchase the property but we would need to do so in a short period of time. While we could apply for a commercial bank loan, we have decided we would prefer the capital be raised by those willing to help us save Western Omelette. This would make it possible for us to give back to you, vs. paying an entity that has no interest in this business, other than the interest they can collect on the loan. We are very optimistic of this decision and truly believe in the power of the people. When we pull together, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.
Our goal is to raise additional capital to purchase the property and continue providing jobs for all those whom make this business possible. We may not be a chain, and not always perfect but we have always had the best interest of the people at heart.
For those of you who have not enjoyed breakfast, lunch or late lunch with us, please take a peek at our website to see all the allicious entrees we offer. Western Omelette Website
Those of you who are familiar with us, know that Bill would go out of his way to help anyone. Launching this GoFundMe campaign was no easy task as Bill is the type of person who does not like to ask for anything, without giving something in return. We have been assembling a list of perks for you to select from, for those who see value in keeping this location alive.
All Future Credits Purchased can be used toward your food and drink purchase at all 3 Western Omelette Locations. Not only are you saving a landmark in Colorado Springs but you are securing a breakfast down the road. It’s a win for all of us. (PLEASE NOTE: Future Credits will be issued once the campaign has reached its goal.)
We will continue to think of ways to show our appreciation for helping us keep Western Omelette alive, and will post ideas for you to comment on.
If you believe in us, and decide to purchase Future Credits in person, PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL, so we can enter you into our system for perks, or rewards.
I am sure it goes without saying, we have truly been blessed to serve all those whom have walked through these doors and would love the honor to continue serving you in the future.
Please accept my sincere gratitude for reading our story.
Thank you for the past 28 years. It truly has been an honor to serve you.