James Watt invests in Clean Kitchen Club

By Georgi Gyton, MCA

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James Watt invests in Clean Kitchen Club

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BrewDog CEO and co-founder James Watt has revealed he is an investor in Clean Kitchen Club.

Posting on LinkedIn, Watt said he would be the guest speaker at a founder meet up event at the plant-based fast food business’s Battersea Powerstation (BPS) venue.

Clean Kitchen Club, led by co-founders Mikey Pearce and Verity Bowditch, has plans to open two locations near London’s Oxford Street later this year​, and is also eyeing up an international launch in the UAE early next year, Pearce told MCA​ in February.

In addition to its Battersea site, the business also operates a site in Camden, along with a catering kitchen in Soho, having closed its Notting Hill location as a result of plans to pivot the brand and focus on “big, bold” launches, rather than sites with a small footprint.

The new sites will be c4,000sq ft each and aim to open by the summer.

“Our goal was always to push boundaries and grow into a site like BPS,” Pearce says. “What Notting Hill does in a week, we do at BPS in a weekend. There are more opportunities to scale nationally and grow quicker rather than spending money to redo the Notting Hill site.

Clean Kitchen Club raised £1.4m in a seed fundraising round in November 2021​. It had five locations in London at the time, with lead investors from the round including Clive Sharpe, ex-chairman of Quorn; and Grace Beverley, chief executive of the fitness and recipes app Shreddy.

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