Kevin Hart, Former Burger King Chef Open Vegan Chain to Transform Fast-Food Industry

Hart House—a vegan fast-food chain owned by jack-of-all-trades Kevin Hart—will open its first locations this summer with many more in the works.


by Anna Starostinetskaya, VegNews

June 16, 2022


Comedian, actor, and entrepreneur Kevin Hart is slated to open vegan fast-food chain Hart House in the Los Angeles area this summer. The new restaurant is a partnership between Hart, entrepreneur Andy Hooper, and chef Michael Salem. The chef previously worked as the head of culinary innovation at Burger King and helped bring on the Impossible Whopper, a defining moment in the plant-based shift currently happening in the fast-food industry.


“I am thrilled to announce that I have collaborated with an all-star team of partners and industry leaders to create an industry-changing restaurant called Hart House,” Hart announced on Instagram. “This thing is going to be huge! We’re going to serve delicious, sustainable food that delivers can’t-believe-it-flavor in every bite. We’ll be opening our first few locations in the LA area, but we will be expanding quickly.”


The concept for Hart House first came to Hart several years ago at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. After two years in the making, the team is ready to bring the vegan fast-food chain to the public, starting with several locations in the Los Angeles area.


The Hart House menu will feature American comfort classics remade with a plant-based twist, including burgers, chicken sandwiches, nuggets, fries, and milkshakes (made with oat milk), all made without animal products, high fructose corn syrup, or preservatives.


In addition to physical locations, Hart House will operate food trucks and provide catering services.


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