Tabun Kitchen, which aims to be the first casual Palestinian chain, is seeking £200,000 investment to kickstart a growth plan of opening nine new outlets over the next three years.
The group, founded by former film producer Hanan Kattan, opened its debut restaurant in Soho last month, specialising in hand-made wraps, salads, grills and healthy Palestinian food.
It has launched a campaign on the Angel Investment Network to raise £200,000 which had been committed by an investor who dropped out last month.
The initial £200,000 will provide operating capital while sales increase to full strength, at which point the company aims to raise another £3.2m next year to open nine more outlets. It said during this time it would with franchising specialists – with two potentials already identified – to grow the brand beyond the initial rollout and will also aim for international licensing.
The pitch says: “Fast casual chains have found tremendous success in modernising international foods for an urban market - e.g. Chipotle (Mexican, $13bn valuation), Polpo (Italian) and Dishoom (Indian). Tabun Kitchen aims to be the first Palestinian-inspired casual dining concept and to own this market gap within the coming years.”