Hart House, a plant-based fast casual founded by actor and comedian Kevin Hart, has opened its third location and first featuring a drive-thru.
Taking over a former McDonald’s spot, at the heart of Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, the location boasts a 2,130-square-foot space as well as 24 interior seats, 16 outdoor seats and is ADA accessible.
“Since the inception of Hart House, it’s always been about creating a new option within fast food which is why I’m so excited to bring Hart House to Hollywood,” Hart said in a company press release. “At Hart House, we are in the business of making people feel good and I’m so proud of how fast we are growing and can’t wait til there are Hart House restaurants all across the nation!”
For the restaurant’s interior and graphic design, Hart tapped Kai Williams of Studio 7 Design Group and Nicollete Santos, continuing a partnership with the team made up entirely of women of color. The space brings vibrant colors, a fresh design and the iconic “Eat Your Hart Out” neon sign to Hollywood. Additionally, the chain commissioned artist Olivia Sawai, whose past work includes murals for Starbucks, to create a mural along a wall in the drive-thru. Additional highlights include a newly landscaped property with the preservation of existing palm trees and a rainwater retention system that recycles water so it can be used for landscaping, according to Hart House CEO Andy Hooper
“We are on a mission to create a sustainable restaurant brand that is grounded in high-quality jobs and objectively delicious food, with a menu that happens to be made entirely from plants,” Hooper said in the release. “We believe it’s time to usher in a new era of fast food in Hollywood that matches up against the titans of the industry.”