"Kanye's shopping for the ideal premises to create a flagship restaurant in Calabasas," a source told Radar. "He has this vision of creating high-end comfort food just like his mom used to make – but with a price tag that's as eye-watering as it is mouth-watering, of course."
West wants to follow in the footsteps of fellow rapper-turned-restaurateur Nas, who went from being a rapper to a restaurant mogul, opening outlets of his fried chicken and cocktail bar Sweet Chick on both coasts.
"The New York locations are hipster havens, and the new LA outlet has become THE place to be seen among Hollywood's rappers," the source continued. "Kanye watched him build that business practically overnight and it lit a fire under him."
This isn't the first time West, 41, has dipped his ladle in the restaurant pool. In 2008, his food company KW Foods, LLC reached an agreement to open ten Fatburger eateries around the Chicago area.
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