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Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield Make West Coast Expansion Official

Headed to San Francisco.

Headed to San Francisco.Photo: Melissa Hom

For as long as anyone can remember, Ken Friedman has hinted that he'd like to expand his ever-growing restaurant empire westward. Now it's happening. He and his partners — including, naturally, chef (and car spokesperson) April Bloomfield — will take over Tosca Cafe in San Francisco, according to the San Francisco Business Times. What to expect: Friedman tells the Chronicle that the plan is to keep things more or less the same, aesthetically. They'll fix the place up, but want to keep the vibe the same: "“The plan is to keep it exactly the same. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it ... We’ll fix what’s broke though.” Also, expect a totally new menu from Bloomfield. Head over to Grub Street's San Francisco branch for plenty more info and backstory on the deal. [San Francisco Business Times, Inside Scoop SF, Grub Street SF]

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