Drake loves his hometown of Toronto, Canada, and he’ll do whatever he can to help maintain the city while also building it up at the same time. The 6 God’s latest act of generosity finds him offering to buy Randy’s Patties, a beloved Toronto food staple.
The iconic Jamaican patty eatery took to their Instagram account on Thursday (February 24) to announce their store will be shutting down for good after more than 40 years of business.
“Due to a variety of issues, including years of endless Metrolinx construction, 2 years of COVID, labour shortages, and aging owners,” the establishment shared with its customers, “we have decided to close our doors and re-evaluate our next steps going forward.”
#BREAKING: blogTO & I have confirmed Randy's Patties will be closing permanently on Saturday. #PattyDay#JamaicanPatties
— Kris Pangilinan (@KrisReports) February 23, 2022
etalk anchor Tyrone Edwards later took to Instagram to share the disappointing news and asked his followers how they could save Randy’s Patties. While people flocked to his comments section to to give their ideas, Drake swooped in with a direct statement heard throughout the 6.
“I’ll buy Randy’s right now,” Drizzy wrote in the comments section.
Edwards saw Drake’s comment and promised the OVO superstar he’ll put him in touch with the right people to make the purchase happen. “@champagnepapi soon link you, trying to get ahold of someover over there,” he replied.
In an Instagram post by @mr1LOVETO, Toronto’s very own @Drake says he is interested in buying Randy’s. pic.twitter.com/1JbW32Jrbt
— Kris Pangilinan (@KrisReports) February 24, 2022
This isn’t the first time Drake has ventured into the food industry. In 2015, the Certified Lover Boy opened his own restaurant in Toronto called Fring’s before closing it down three years later. He also became a minority owner of the surging California fast-food chain Dave’s Hot Chicken in September 2021.
“I tried the food, and it was amazing,” he said in a statement regarding his investment in Dave’s. “After meeting the founders and hearing their story, I jumped at the opportunity to invest.”