18 November 2010

Mike Tyson ponders venture into restaurant business

Mike Tyson, former heavyweight boxing champion of the world and recent vegan convert is considering a new career as a restaurateur.

The New York Post reported that Tyson is in talks with Moshe Malamud of the Franklin Mint to launch a chain of high-end restaurants.  Apparently the pair broke bread or rather mushroom soup with mixed vegetables at Malamud’s favorite kosher eatery, Solo.

Tyson’s switch to a plant-based diet was originally revealed during a 90-minute interview for the series "CenterStage" earlier this year. In the August edition of Details Magazine, Iron Mike revealed his new vegan diet gives him powerful energy explosions and he is willing to go the rest of his life without eating a Baby Ruth candy bar. Now that is dedication.

Considering the overwhelming success of his vegan diet, we can only assume that the chain of eateries would feature a menu full of plant-based options. But you know what they say about assuming.

Eric Fortney | @elfortney | email
Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

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