Kitchen Fund invests in Curry Up Now
Kitchen Fund, a restaurant investor that provides financial capital and operational expertise to emerging restaurant brands, has invested an undisclosed sum in Curry Up Now, a San Francisco-based group of Indian fast casual food trucks and restaurants, according to a press release.
This investment comes on the heels of Curry Up Now's acquisition of Tava Kitchen, as the Indian fast casual concept expands beyond its current markets. The concept includes Mortar & Pestle bars, which are attached to some of the brick-and-mortar restaurants.
"The Curry Up Now team has married authentic flavors with a Cali-inspiration that will resonate with guests across the country," Greg Golkin, founder of Kitchen Fund, said in the press release.
"We're excited to have the support of Kitchen Fund, an investor with a wealth of experience that will allow us to strategically grow Curry Up Now," said Curry Up Now's CEO Akash Kapoor.
Kitchen Fund was founded in partnership with Fransmart, a global franchise development firm behind Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Qdoba and The Halal Guys. These brands have opened more than 5,000 restaurants worldwide. Kitchen Fund has also invested in several segment redefining brands, including INDAY, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse and Hummus & Pita, Co.
Since acquiring Tava Kitchen, Curry Up Now plans to add more than 1,000 units across the country. The investment from Kitchen Fund will go towards building infrastructure for corporate and franchise locations.
Topics: Franchising & Growth