Nearly doubling in size, the pop-up supper club Dinner Lab has announced expansion into nine new markets: Baltimore, Denver, Charlotte, Houston, San Antonio, St. Louis, Philadelphia, San Diego and Milwaukee.
Those who register with an annual membership, which range from $100 to $200 depending on the market, could be dining in as little as 45 days.
The social dining experiment, which combines up-and-coming chefs with unique locations and a curated guest list, was already available in its native New Orleans in addition to Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago and Washington D.C.
Dinner Lab’s rapid expansion is not so surprising considering the company just closed a seed funding round at $2.1 million, which was led by Chairman of the Board at Whole Foods and Director of the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship at Tulane, Dr. John Elstrott. Additional angel investors also took part in the round.
CEO Brian Bordainick says the staff of 60 across the country, with 25 based in New Orleans, is going to need more hands on deck as the company grows. He believes Dinner Lab will need 20 more employees nationally and 10 more locally.