The Ride Along actor said this week that he will open Hart House, a plant-based eatery, in Los Angeles.
The entirely vegan menu will offer "burg'rs," "chick'n" sandwiches, salads, nuggets, fries, tots, and milkshakes that are devoid of hormones, artificial colors, preservatives, and high fructose corn syrup while being appetizing enough for non-vegan patrons to enjoy.
Hart enlisted the assistance of chef Michael Salem, a former head of culinary innovation at Burger King, to establish the menu for the restaurant.
Salem, who introduced Burger King to the Impossible Whopper, spoke exclusively with Los Angeles Magazine about his vision and how he helped shape the restaurant's cutting-edge menu.
It's one thing to hear someone's idea and become enthusiastic about working with a famous person. It's another thing when you hear about someone's idea and it really resonates with the work you've done with your life, like it did for me, he said.
Following the actor's switch to a plant-based diet a year earlier, Hart's idea for the restaurant, according to Hart House CEO Andy Hooper, was born during the pandemic.
In 2020, Hart, 42, appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience to discuss the dramatic car accident that changed his life and how he went about converting to a plant-based diet.
Just because you choose to attempt a plant-based diet doesn't mean you have to immerse yourself in it, Hart said. Learn it, comprehend it, and determine whether any of its advantages apply to you.
This summer, the public can visit the first Los Angeles restaurant.