Kevin Hart as of now has a thriving comedy and acting career, and presently he’s aiming for people’s stomachs.
The prolific actor-comedian opened his first plant-based, fast-food restaurant called Hart House on Thursday in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles close to the city’s airport. He wants this new venture to attract regular plant-base eaters alongside the people who haven’t yet been acquainted with that universe of healthy eating.
“Our business is in the business of feeling good. That’s what Kevin Hart is about,” he said in an interview before the restaurant’s official opening, which started off in great shape with a long lines of clients over the course of the day. While sitting close by his wife, Eniko Hart, the actor scarfed down a plant-based firm chick’n sandwich, chick’n nuggets and tots.
Rapper Lil Baby made an appearance to the preview to place an order from the fully plant-based menu that likewise includes burgers, salads, fries, ice teas and a limeade. The eatery’s milkshakes are produced using an oat-and-soy blend.
“I say this all the time: ‘Live, love, laugh,’” Hart continued. “Here, we say ‘Eat your hart out.’ People have a curiosity about plant-based food. It’s something I eat. It’s really good. When you look at other restaurants, Hart House is just as good and maybe even better in some respects.”
Hart wanted to make a sound space inside the cheap food range that is reasonable for clients. There are a few other plant-based, inexpensive food choices situated all through Los Angeles, yet Hart House’s methodology is to serve quality food with sandwiches and burgers that are inside the $5-$7 cost range — not as much as contenders.
“It’s a major priority for us,” Hart said. “We want to make an environment where people feel good.”
In making Hart House, the comedian-actor collaborated with restaurateur Andy Hooper, chef Mike Salem and businessman Michael Rubin, who was an investor.
Salem, who created Hart House’s menu options, was the head of culinary innovation at Burger King where he helped launch the Impossible Whopper.
“One of the cool things about our leadership is that the majority of us are carnivores,” he said. “But we wanted to create this plant-base concept and bring Kevin’s vision to light. We wanted to keep this simple. This is straightforward classic American comfort food.”
Alongside his flagship location, Hart wants to open six more Hart House restaurants before the year’s over. He as of now has two locations under development in Los Angeles remembering one for the Hollywood region.
“We’re being open minded,” he said. “This is a new generation and new way of thinking when it comes to food consumption. This is the beginning stages for us. We will continue to get better over time.”
It’s a bustling week for Hart, whose most recent film, “Me Time” with Mark Wahlberg and Regina Hall, released on Netflix on Friday.
Hart House is situated at 8901 S. Sepulveda Boulevard.