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Drake Invests in Dave's Hot Chicken Restaurant Chain

  /  09.20.2021

Drake is getting into the fast-food business.

The Certified Lover Boy has purchased a minority stake in Dave’s Hot Chicken. According to Bloomberg, Drake will own less than 50% of the fried-chicken chain alongside investors such as Samuel L. Jackson and Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner.

As its most high-profile investor, Drake’s involvement will likely give a boost to the fast-food restaurant. Launched in 2017, Dave’s now has 22 locations mostly in California and is planning 25 more by the end of the year.

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“I tried the food and it was amazing. After meeting the founders and hearing their story, I jumped at the opportunity to invest,” said Drake, who recently posted a photo of himself with Dave’s chicken tenders, pickles, and crinkle-cut fries.

Dave’s has sold the franchise rights for more than 500 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company, which has invested “more than $10 million” to grow in the U.S., is run by the same leadership team behind Wetzel’s Pretzels and Blaze Pizza.

This is Drake’s latest business venture. Earlier this year, the record-breaking rapper invested in Daring Foods Inc., a producer of plant-based chicken.

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