Mediterranean restaurant and pop-up chain, Hummus Bros, has successfully secured its initial £125,000 through its latest equity crowdfunding round on Seedrs. The company launched the initiative last month and has raised £132,700 from nearly 180 investors.
As previously reported, Hummus Bros was launched in May 2003 by Christian Mouysset and Roen Givon with a dream to “open a place dedicated to hummus,” and the restaurant chain claims it is the only place in the UK to focus solely on hummus. The restaurant’s menu has options for vegans, vegetarians, meat eaters, and those who have food intolerances. Items on the menu include side salads, mezzes, wraps (falafel and chicken), baklava, and homemade gluten-free brownies. The restaurant also makes its own lemonade and spiced apple drinks. Hummus Bros currently has six restaurants/pop-ups in London: Soho, Holborn, St. Paul’s, Exmouth Market, Gray’s Inn Road, and Eastcheap. Mouysset and Givon recently stated:
“Hummus Bros was born on a glorious hot day in May 2003, when, as two college friends, we were searching for something filling and healthy that would taste great, and still leave some change for drinks at the Union Bar. Passing on the usual options of pizza or sandwiches, we stumbled out of a small specialist delicatessen with three basic ingredients: pitta bread, hummus, and olive oil. In no time at all, the bowls of hummus were wiped spotlessly clean. ‘I could eat a good meal like that every day!’ someone remarked. We looked at each other and smiled – a dream was born: to open a place dedicated to hummus.”
Hummus Bros. also announced it has formed a partnership with french bread company, Michel et Augustin. The restaurant tweeted:
— Hummus Bros (@hbros) April 24, 2017
Funds from the campaign will be used to continue Hummus Bros’ expansion. It is set to close later this spring.
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