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Entertainment Drake Becomes One of the Largest Investors in a Hot Chicken Restaurant Chain

21:11  20 september  2021
21:11  20 september  2021 Source:   people.com

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a person cooking hot dogs on a grill: Dave’s Hot Chicken © Provided by People Dave’s Hot Chicken

The 34-year-old rapper has taken a minority stake in Los Angeles-based restaurant, Dave's Hot Chicken. The food chain, which was founded in 2017, specializes in hot chicken tenders and sliders that are served at seven different spice levels.

a person cooking food on a table: The rapper joins Samuel L. Jackson and Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner as one of the largest investors of Dave's Hot Chicken © Dave’s Hot Chicken The rapper joins Samuel L. Jackson and Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner as one of the largest investors of Dave's Hot Chicken

The restaurant currently has 22 locations across California, Las Vegas, Chicago, Dallas and Portland, with hopes of reaching 500 locations after selling franchising rights.

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a man sitting at a table with a plate of food: Dave’s Hot Chicken © Provided by People Dave’s Hot Chicken

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Drake is reportedly one of the food chain's largest investors alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner, according to Bloomberg.

​​"I tried the food, and it was amazing. After meeting the founders and hearing their story I jumped at the opportunity to invest," the rapper said.

a pile of fries: Dave’s Hot Chicken © Provided by People Dave’s Hot Chicken

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This isn't the first time the hip-hop artist has snatched up an investment opportunity in the food world.

In May, Drake invested in vegan brand Daring Foods, which debuted its faux chicken last year as a part of its $40 million Series B funding round. According to Bloomberg, the investment would help Daring Foods expand its products into 4,500 stores across the country this year.

Back in 2015, Drake celebrated the opening of Fring's, his own restaurant in his hometown of Toronto, where he teamed up with acclaimed restaurateur and Top Chef Masters finalist Susur Lee.

The rapper also partnered with Whole Foods in 2017 to release their new Better Energy bottled matcha drink.

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