The founder of Balans Restaurants has been found dead at his home in Miami.
The founder of the restaurant chain Balans, Prady Balan, has been found dead in his Miami home. The cause of death has been confirmed as a heart attack according to the Miami-Dade County medical examiner’s office He was just 59.
The restaurateur was found by his son, Jonathan, according to the Miami Herald.
The chain was started in Soho in 1993 and grew to 7 locations across London. In 1997 Mr. Balan opened his first Miami restaurant in 1997.
The chain is as famous for its food as it is for the celebrities who are known to visit. Louis Walsh has been spotted eating in the Miami branch.
Last year the English branches were bought off Mr. Balan by his business partner David Taylor.
David Taylor said during his 2015 interview,
Having bought out my partner from the English Balans, I’m now more determined than ever to bring back some sparkle and excitement to the restaurants and invite the outsiders in.