Vegan influencer and entrepreneur Loui Blake will launch Kalifornia Kitchen on the former site of burger restaurant Big Fernand on Percy Street.
Serving plant-based fast food, the restaurant will join the likes of Ahi Poke; vegetarian restaurant Sagar; Lima; and modern Vietnamese restaurant House of Ho in the Fitzrovia location.
The restaurant is backed by a different team of investors to Norwich-based Erpingham House, which launched in April, with Companies House records showing Henry Meek to be the director of the restaurant.
An opening date has not yet been announced for the upcoming restaurant.
Spanning 3000sq feet, Blake’s original Norwich restaurant, of which he is director, is one of the UK’s largest fully-vegan restaurants. In autumn, it will launch a Soho House-style members’ club on its third floor.
Blake’s two restaurant ventures launch amid a spate of independent vegan restaurant openings in the UK. The former owners of sandwich company Raw Imagination will launch plant-based restaurant Genesis in Shoreditch this autumn, and last month saw vegan junk food restaurant Buffalo launch on Brick Lane.