The Canadian rapper is dipping his toe into a new investment field: fried chicken.
Just today, it was announced that Drake purchased a minority stake in Dave’s Hot Chicken, a fried chicken chain with locations in both Los Angeles and Toronto, two of Drizzy’s favorite stomping grounds. This is Drake’s second foray into food investment this year, with the Canadian rapper investing in a plant-based chicken company earlier in 2021.
Dave’s Hot Chicken, backed by other celebrity investors including Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner and actor Samuel L. Jackson, currently boasts 22 locations but plans to add 25 more by the end of the year, including franchises in Houston and Chicago, two more Six God-affiliated cities.
Earlier this year, Drake posted a pic of himself digging in to some Dave’s Hot Chicken and apparently, that taste-test was what precipitated this minority ownership take.
“I tried the food and it was amazing,” Drake said in a statement. “After meeting the founders and hearing their story, I jumped at the opportunity to invest.”