Indian street food concept Rola Wala has secured investment from the founders of Camden Town Brewery and Barworks group, which will fund the opening of three sites this year, MCA understands.
The business, led by Mark Wright and Mark Christophers, is hoping to reach a total of four sites by the end of 2017, and add four more in 2018.
Marc Francis-Baum, Andreas Akerlund and Patric Franzen, who were co-founders of Camden Town Brewery with Jasper Cuppaidge, before selling their stakes in a deal worth an overall c£85m.
They trio founded the now c20-strong Barworks more than 20 years ago, and the now 10-strong The Diner in 2005.
Rola Wala started life as a street food concept at Kerb and Street Feast, before securing its first site in Trinity Kitchen, Leeds.
Christophers was one of the founders of West Cornwall Pasty Co, growing that business to 55 sites, before selling to Gresham Private Equity in 2007.
The concept is opening in Westgate Oxford in October and is set to finalise on two central London sites in the coming weeks.
Wright told MCA: “The investment gives us the growth capital for us to deliver on our 2017 plans.
“There’s a great synergy between our teams. I don’t see the investment as just cash; there’s a good scope for us to work together and be a far stronger business.
“They’re entrepreneurs at heart like we are. They have different experience to bring, but we have a similar style.”