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C3 is a leading global food tech platform that is re-imagining the food service industry at a time when change is needed most.

C3 is disrupting the food & beverage industry and reshaping the future of foodservice through its portfolio of digital kitchens, virtual and full-service culinary brands, and lifestyle food halls.

C3 was founded in 2019 by Sam Nazarian. The company is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California.


C3 is simultaneously, systematically and broadly bringing together technology, underutilized retail, hotel and kitchen spaces and world-class culinary talent.


C3's array of culinary brands coexist to disrupt the food & beverage industry by capitalizing on rapidly evolving customer preferences through C3 established shared kitchens, mobile delivery with the next-gen Citizens Go app, and Citizens food halls.


C3 is on track to grow to 300+ kitchens and 14 brands by December 2021. C3’s current brands include: Umami Burger, Krispy Rice, Sam's Crispy Chicken, EllaMia, and In a Bun.


C3 has raised $80M in a Series B funding on Jul 06, 2021. The round was co-led by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and REEF Technology, with participation from Egon Durban and Greg Mondre Managing Partners and Co-CEOs of Silver Lake Partners, and others.



  • Year founded: 2019
  • Funding Info: $80M over 1 Round (Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 201-500
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Beverly Hills
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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