Dig Inn, a chain of locally-farm sourced restaurants, has secured a $20m funding deal as it looks to expand into the Northeast.
The 24-strong group, which was founded by Adam Eskin in 2011, recently inked a $15m deal with Danny Meyer’s Enlighted Hospital Investments equity fund as part of the funding and will now invest in grow its footprint in key locations including New York and Boston.
It will open its first site in Philadelphia and boost the expansion of Dig Inn’s delivery service, first serving downtown New York City, then all of Manhattan.
Additionally, the company plans to hire 300 additional employees.
Dig Inn preaches a ‘farm-to-counter’ model that involves working with farmers to plan what it will harvest and cook, and crops that are set in conjunction with menu ideation.
The chain also focuses on minimizing waste with specific cooking techniques.
The first Dig Inn restaurant was opened in New York City, New York in 2011.