August 28, 2020

Hotbox by Wiz in Indianapolis: Wiz Khalifa to bring delivery-only restaurant chain to Indy

Rapper Wiz Khalifa is partnering with the “future of food delivery”, Nextbite to launch a new delivery-only restaurant chain called HotBox by Wiz to Indianapolis, among other cities including his home town of Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Denver, D.C., Houston and New York City. Additional locations will launch monthly based on fan voting. The menu will “feature Wiz’s personal favorite dishes, personally curated by Wiz himself, with input from fans,” according to a release.

Some of the menu items include: Blazed Ends – Crispy, savory burnt brisket ends smothered in a smoky sweet BBQ sauce; Taylor Gang Turkey Burger – a juicy turkey patty topped with crisp lettuce, fresh tomato & onion, topped with creamy mayo and a side of Chip Hits: crispy house-made chips tossed in parmesan and lemon; Mac & Yellow – Huge delicious gooey bowl of mac & cheese goodness with even more cheese on top; and for dessert, the Mile High Dark Chocolate Brownie.

“Our main concern would be if there is confusion in the marketplace when people say, ‘We want to order HotBox,’ would they go to their website? Our website?” Gabe Connell, co-owner of HotBox Pizza, told IndyStar. “We’ll be looking into it, without a doubt.”

Nextbite has already lined up Grubhub, Uber Eats, Doordash and Postmates to deliver Khalifa’s signature meals.

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