Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield Make West Coast Expansion Official

Headed to San Francisco.

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]