The Kitchen LLC, a locally based operator of a trio of restaurants in downtown Boulder and Denver, is raising more than $7 million to fund an expansion, regulatory filings show.

The Kitchen has raised more than $6 million of a $7.8 million equity investment round, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings made Wednesday morning. The filing indicated that 17 investors had participated in the round thus far.

The company that runs The Kitchen, The Kitchen Upstairs and The Kitchen Next Door off 11th and Pearl streets in downtown Boulder and The Kitchen in downtown Denver is opening additional locations in Denver and Fort Collins.

The company plans to open The Kitchen Next Door in Glendale by December, The Kitchen in Fort Collins by February or March, and another The Kitchen Next Door at Union Station in Denver by next summer, said Kimbal Musk, co-founder of The Kitchen.