The fast-casual Native Foods Café chain on Tuesday announced a $15 million investment by two private-equity firms to support the meat-free concept’s planned national expansion. Based in Chicago but founded in Palm Springs, Calif., Native Foods Café is a 16-unit restaurant chain with a plant-based, made-from-scratch menu. The new investors include Laurel Crown Partners LLC, based in Los Angeles, and Huntington Capital, based in San Diego. With the deal, current ...

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