DRAKE BUYS INTO CHICKEN CHAIN
Drake, the Canadian hip-hop star, is taking a minority stake in Dave's Hot Chicken, the fried-chicken chain that's backed by investors such as Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner and actor Samuel L. Jackson. Launched in 2017, the chicken chain now has 22 locations mostly in California and is planning 25 more by the end of the year, with expansion to cities including Chicago and Houston. Drake has already posted a picture of himself with chicken tenders, pickles and fries from Dave's on Instagram. “I tried the food and it was amazing. After meeting the founders and hearing their story, I jumped at the opportunity to invest,” Drake said. Drake will own less than 50 per cent of the company, but will be among the biggest investors alongside Werner and Jackson.