Back in September, Drake attended the grand opening of Toronto restaurant Fring’s, launched by celebrity chef Susur Lee. While initial reports said the rapper was a partner, this is not the case.
In an interview with T Magazine, Drake explains his involvement in Fring’s, opened by Lee and his sons, Kai and Levi Bent-Lee. Apparently, he named the restaurant.
“It’s just something you pull from your own emotions, from a happy time,” he said, adding that he derived it from Jamaican patois.
“We’d say, ‘Last night you were so fringed.’ To get the real definition of Fring’s, you need to come to the restaurant. Ask a chef, ask a server, and everyone’s definition will be something different,” said Drake.
The menu is comprised of dishes inspired by the mother of Lee’s sons, including Swedish meatballs, fried chicken and hamburgers.
Fring’s is expected to open to the public this winter, ahead of the NBA All-Star Game, which is hosted by the Toronto Raptors in February.
“My goal from day one has always been to build a trusted and proven brand and keep the people happy,” said Drake. “Anything I can do to bring more light to the city, I’m all in.”