Who owns the brand? Are you owned by the Tuskegee Airmen? What will this restaurant be about?

The Tuskegee Coffee ™ and Tuskegee Coffee & Cafe ™ brand was created by J. Elias Norwood as part of Appomattox Tuskegee Intellectual Property LLC, which will handle any licensing. Appomattox Enterprises LLC will operate the cafe and online presence under a license agreement. We are not owned by the Tuskegee Airmen. We do not have any connection to them which is why "Airmen" is not in our name. We admire them very much, and they are very much an inspiration behind the concept. The coffee and restaurant theme will be focused on ALL of African-American history.


Who is going to run the restaurants?

Like any restaurant, we are going to hire experienced professionals to manage the restaurant. All restaurant employees will be employees of Appomattox Enterprises LLC. All of the restaurant development and management will be done by the Appomattox Enterprises LLC team.


Who is the individual who owns the business?

Tuskegee Coffee and Tuskegee Coffee & Cafe™ brands are owned by Appomattox Tuskegee Intellectual Property LLC. As of 5/1/2021, the owner (100%) of Appomattox Tuskegee Intellectual Property LLC and Appomattox Enterprises LLC is J. Elias Norwood. He is the Founder/CEO of both companies.

This will change as investors are brought onboard.

Where will the first location be built at? When will you open?

We hope to have two startup locations. The first one in the Indianapolis, IN Metro area and one in the Detroit, MI Metro area. We have several potential sites in mind. If we are able to raise the capital in 2021, we expect to have our first locations open by mid to late 2022 or early 2023.


I have an idea for Tuskegee Coffee. How can I submit it? - Unsolicited Ideas Submissions

You agree that: (1) your submissions and their contents along with related intellectual property rights will automatically become the property of Appomattox Tuskegee Intellectual Property LLC, without any compensation to you; (2) Appomattox Tuskegee Intellectual Property LLC may use or redistribute the submissions and their contents for any purpose and in any way on an unrestricted basis; (3) there is no obligation for Appomattox Tuskegee Intellectual Property LLC to review the submissions; and (4) there is no obligation to keep any submissions confidential.  

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Can I invest in Tuskegee Coffee & Cafe?

Investment opportunities are under consideration. 

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