It's called 'Butternut.'
He's aiming to have the product ready by June.
Probiotic coffee, an apartment gardening system, and portable beer kegs.
Some 17,000 donors think it's a worthy cause.
One person who set up a fund calls Howard Dixon "a hard-working and loyal employee for over 15 years, always making it in through rain, sleet and snow."
Judging by its crowd-funding so far, the latter.
But the dude still has $40,000 for a side dish.
Dude better hold the mayo.
And he still hasn't decided what kind yet.
"Basically I'm just making potato salad. I haven't decided what kind yet."
Less than 48 hours remain to save the raw-foods restaurant.
Talk about true grit.