Super Bowl-winning running back. Skittles aficionado. All-time Conan O’Brien guest. About that life. Marshawn Lynch is a lot of things.
You can add one more title to his resume: restaurateur.
The Oakland Raiders running back recently purchased an Oakland-area soul food restaurant to keep it from closing.
Scend’s Restaurant and Bar, which has been open since 1967, is now owned by Beast Mode, according to Eater San Francisco. Its former owner, Cassie Nickelson is retiring at 79 and rather than shutting down, Lynch decided to jump into the foray of restaurant owner.
Lynch is familiar with Nickelson and her food. As a boy growing up in the area, he used to order hamburgers and french fries from Nickelson, who ran a catering company out of her apartment.
According to Eater, Lynch will take over ownership in August and has no plans to change the menu from the classic soul food dishes it serves like red beans and rice, catfish, oxtails and macaroni and cheese.
The Oakland native is keeping a tradition alive, and the locals will now be able to continue enjoying the classics for decades more.
Lynch continues to endear himself to fans in the Bay Area and across the country. It was announced Wednesday that Lynch has the highest-selling jersey in 14 different states, and essentially all of the western part of the country.
Beast Mode is taking over the west coast. pic.twitter.com/V5xsRA1Im1
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) July 19, 2017
Only Tom Brady leads in more states, with 17. Beast Mode is alive and he’s dominating life once again.