Nextbite and Wiz Khalifa Announce Partnership for HotBox By Wiz, Delivery-Only Restaurant Chain

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Menu to be Curated by Wiz Khalifa and Feature Midwest Family Favorites With 420/Rap Flair

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Today, Multi-platinum selling, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated recording artist, Wiz Khalifa, in partnership with Nextbite, announces his latest business venture, HotBox by Wiz, a delivery-only restaurant chain to be available nationwide starting October 1. Sign up to be notified of availability here! HotBox by Wiz will feature Wiz’s personal favorite dishes, personally curated by Wiz himself, with input from fans.

Delicious menu items include: Blazed Ends - Crispy, savory burnt brisket ends smothered in a smoky sweet BBQ sauce; Taylor Gang Turkey Burger - a juicy turkey patty topped with crisp lettuce, fresh tomato & onion, topped with creamy mayo and a side of Chip Hits: crispy house-made chips tossed in parmesan and lemon; Mac & Yellow - Huge delicious gooey bowl of mac & cheese goodness with even more cheese on top; and for dessert, the Mile High Dark Chocolate Brownie.

HotBox by Wiz will initially be available to fans in the following major metro areas via all major online delivery apps: Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Denver, D.C, Indianapolis, Houston and New York City.

Additional locations will be launched monthly based on fan voting.

For more information, please visit hotboxbywiz.com.

About Wiz Khalifa
Multi-platinum selling, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated recording artist Wiz Khalifa burst onto the scene with mainstream success with the release of his first major label debut album, ROLLING PAPERS‎ in 2011. ‎ROLLING PAPERS spawned the hugely successful hits “Black and Yellow,” “Roll Up,” and “No Sleep” and gave Wiz the platform to win the award for “Best New Artist” at the 2011 BET Awards and “Top New Artist” at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. As a follow up to ROLLING PAPERS, Wiz Released O.N.I.F.C. in 2012. This album featured tracks “Work Hard, Play Hard” and “Remember You” featuring The Weeknd. His third studio album released in 2014, BLACC HOLLYWOOD, ‎debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart and included hit single "We DemBoyz." Soon after, Wiz’s track,‎ “See You Again,” off the FURIOUS 7 soundtrack, catapulted to the top of the charts across 95 countries. Holding the #1 spot for 12 consecutive weeks, “See You Again” broke records by being Spotify’s most-streamed track in a single day in the United States and in a single week in 26 countries. In addition to winning 3 Teen Choice Awards in 2015, “See You Again” continued its success by winning a Critics’ Choice Award in the “Best Song” category, winning two Billboard Music Awards in the categories “Top Hot 100 Song” and “Top Rap Song,” earning three Grammy Award nominations in the categories “Song of the Year,” “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance,” and “Best Song Written for Visual Media,” and a Golden Globe nomination in the category “Best Original Song – Motion Picture.” Wiz released his album, KHALIFA, in February 2016 as a thank you to fans which included the tracks “Bake Sale” featuring Travis Scott and “Elevated.” In June of the same year, Wiz collaborated with Juicy J and TM88 to debut TGOD MAFIA PRESENTS: RUDE AWAKENING and embarked on his co-headlining “The High Road Summer Tour” with Snoop Dogg. On April 20th, 2017, Wiz launched his mobile app, Wiz Khalifa’s Weed Farm, which has garnered over 10.1 million downloads and is currently being played in over eight countries and six languages. Later that year, Wiz’s mixtape, LAUGH NOW, FLY LATER, was released in November and featured the chart-topping hit, “Letterman.” His latest studio album, ROLLING PAPERS 2, which is certified gold, was released in July 2018. Following the release, Wiz and rap duo Rae Sremmurd hit the road for their “Dazed and Blazed Tour” throughout summer 2018. In February 2018, Wiz partnered with Sovereign Brands to create McQueen and the Violet Fog, an Award winning gin and rated by the NY Times as the “Best Gin”. In April of 2019, Wiz released his 5-part docuseries with Apple Music, “Wiz Khalifa: Behind the Cam,” which gives viewers an exclusive look into his life and career. In the summer of 2019, Wiz went on his “Decent Exposure Summer Tour” with French Montana, Moneybagg Yo, Chevy Woods, and DJ Drama. In November 2019, Wiz starred in Apple TV+’s “Dickinson,” as the character of Death alongside Hailee Steinfeld. Wiz is also a series regular in Fox’s animated sitcom, “Duncanville” which premiered February 2020 with a second season coming soon. Most recently, Wiz released his latest project, The Saga of Wiz Khalifa, which features his tracks, “Contact”, featuring Tyga and his latest single, “Still Wiz”.

About Nextbite
Nextbite is a Denver-based pioneer in the virtual restaurant space and food on-demand revolution. The company successfully creates delivery-only restaurant concepts with high-quality, chef-inspired menus available through delivery apps. More information is available at getnextbite.com.

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Wiz Khalifa Press Contacts:

Atlantic Records
Sydney Margetson // Sydney.Margetson@AtlanticRecords.com

The Lede Company
Dvora Englefield // Dvora.Englefield@LedeCompany.com
Cara Hutchison // Cara.Hutchison@LedeCompany.com
Cassandra McCartney // Cassandra.McCartney@LedeCompany.com

Nextbite
Christine Su // Christine.Su@LedeCompany.com
Sarah Agate // Sarah.Agate@LedeCompany.com

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