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Food Inspiration Magazine is the online magazine for foodservice professionals in search of inspiration and innovation. With the magazine we collect, enrich and spread inspiration. The free subscription magazine is published eight times per year and is an abundant source of inspiration for food and hospitality professionals. Our readers can be found in the U.S., Northern Europe, Latin America and Asia.

TURNING TRASH INTO TREASURES

  4 min

COOL CONCEPTS

The vast majority of food chains serves unhealthy foods. But a new generation of international operating fast-casual and fast food restaurants has been working to create the perfect balance between wholesomeness, flavour and accessibility. These are the recipes that exhibit strong growth. 

Sacha Koolen  Sander van der Meij   

FOOD AS A MEDICINE

From 178 restaurants late 2015 to 439 restaurants late 2018. Matthew Corrin’s goal is to turn Freshii into the McDonald’s of healthy eating. Energising snacks, anti-inflammatory juices, protein-rich burritos, a salad to boost the metabolism, chia seed pudding filled with antioxidants, a beverage to boost your focus: Freshii's food is like medicine. Guests pick whatever their body needs at that moment in time. And when in doubt about what to order, the in-house nutritionist is available by email to provide a dietary recommendation. 

Over 400 store locations worldwide
freshii.com 
instagram @freshii

LYFE Kitchen focuses on guiding their customers towards dietary self-consciousness. Mike Donahue started LYFE Kitchen in 2011 together with former McDonald’s COO Mike Roberts. The menu consists of a list of all nutritional facts, ingredients and dietary qualifications. Every dish (from flatbread to salads) contains less than 600 calories and less than 1,000 milligrams of sodium (the chief ingredient of salt). LYFE Kitchen has implemented six truths when it comes to healthy food: delicious, convenient, affordable, responsible, personal and a true experience. 

TRANSPARENT &
MINDFUL EATING

FOOD AS FUEL
& A LIFESTYLE

CoreLife Eatery is one of the fastest-growing small chains in America. From 12 branches in 2017 to almost 60 in 2019. CoreLife Eatery reflects a new way of thinking about food. Food as a way of replenishment that feeds the body (and soul). CoreLife allows you to compose your own bowls and broths based on your personal dietary requirements. All products are free of GMOs, trans fats, artificial flavouring, sweetener and other artificial additives. In addition, the eatery offers its guests 21-day detox and refuelling challenges. The chain intends to expand to 300 eateries in the next five years.

Everytable's mission is to make nutritious food affordable to everyone. The pricing of their salad bowls is based on the location where they are being served. Disadvantaged communities pay less than guests from affluent neighbourhoods. Each meal purchased by a well-off guest helps sponsor the same meal for someone in a disadvantaged community.

Major investors are lining up to support this social concept, including Kimbal Musk, Acumen and TOMS Social Enterprise. They have collectively dedicated USD 5.3 million to the healthy chain. Everytable is projecting continued growth in 2019 based on the positive response and support.

HEALTHY FOOD
FOR EVERYONE

6 locations in Los Angeles
everytable.com
instagram @foreverytable

Pret A Manger is the predecessor to the healthy fast food chain. All products are freshly prepared in the shop. The ingredients are organic where possible and sourced from local suppliers. The chain has been around for over 20 years but that doesn’t stop it from growing. ‘Pret’ currently counts over 480 branches worldwide, 92 of which are in the US. In 2016, the chain opened a vegetarian alternative. It turned out to be a success: In 2019, Pret A Manger will acquire 94 Eat branches in order to create Veggie Pret.

MOTHER OF HEALTHY FAST FOOD

480 locations worldwide
pret.com
instagram @pretusa

At the campaign’s kick-off, Panera Bread announced a list of artificial ingredients that the chain would no longer be using starting 2017. The eventual goal was to source all of their ingredients from natural sources. But they weren’t done yet: Panera also introduced a radically transparent menu. It lists calories, detailed ingredients, and nutritional information for every item, as well as an animal welfare report and positive impact report. 80% of Panera’s visitors said the healthy options were the primary reason for a visit to Panera Bread.

RADICAL HONESTY

Over 2.000 locations in the US
panerabread.com
instagram@panerabread

These rustic Belgian bakery cafes are known for table sharing and organic fair-trade coffee. But most of all they are known for their bread. The bakers’ traditional method requires just four ingredients: stone-ground organic flour, sea salt, water and sourdough. The name of this fast-casual chain means ‘daily bread’. According to founder Alain Coumont, eating is more than food alone; it is a lifestyle. In May 2019, Le Pain Quotidien’s investors injected the chain with 21 million euro worth of growth capital in order to help the bakery chain grow across borders.

GIVE US OUR DAILY BREAD

98 locations in the US, 242 restaurants worldwide
lepainquotidien.com

True Food Kitchen a collective of experienced chefs, visionary restaurateurs and a renowned doctor in integrative medicine, Andrew Weil. This health-focused chain grew by about 20% over the past years, their sales curve was even steeper than that. The idea behind True Food Kitchen is that health is a science. Their menu is based on scientific data in order to help guests achieve and maintain optimal health.

HEALTH IS SCIENCE

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  4 min

The vast majority of food chains serves unhealthy foods. But a new generation of international operating fast-casual and fast food restaurants has been working to create the perfect balance between wholesomeness, flavour and accessibility. These are the recipes that exhibit strong growth. 

Offline: This content can only be displayed when online.

Sacha Koolen  Sander van der Meij   

FOOD AS A MEDICINE

From 178 restaurants late 2015 to 439 restaurants late 2018. Matthew Corrin’s goal is to turn Freshii into the McDonald’s of healthy eating. Energising snacks, anti-inflammatory juices, protein-rich burritos, a salad to boost the metabolism, chia seed pudding filled with antioxidants, a beverage to boost your focus: Freshii's food is like medicine. Guests pick whatever their body needs at that moment in time. And when in doubt about what to order, the in-house nutritionist is available by email to provide a dietary recommendation. 

FOOD AS FUEL & A LIFESTYLE

CoreLife Eatery is one of the fastest-growing small chains in America. From 12 branches in 2017 to almost 60 in 2019. CoreLife Eatery reflects a new way of thinking about food. Food as a way of replenishment that feeds the body (and soul). CoreLife allows you to compose your own bowls and broths based on your personal dietary requirements. All products are free of GMOs, trans fats, artificial flavouring, sweetener and other artificial additives. In addition, the eatery offers its guests 21-day detox and refuelling challenges. The chain intends to expand to 300 eateries in the next five years.

HEALTHY FOOD
FOR EVERYONE

Everytable's mission is to make nutritious food affordable to everyone. The pricing of their salad bowls is based on the location where they are being served. Disadvantaged communities pay less than guests from affluent neighbourhoods. Each meal purchased by a well-off guest helps sponsor the same meal for someone in a disadvantaged community.

Major investors are lining up to support this social concept, including Kimbal Musk, Acumen and TOMS Social Enterprise. They have collectively dedicated USD 5.3 million to the healthy chain. Everytable is projecting continued growth in 2019 based on the positive response and support.

MOTHER OF HEALTHY FAST FOOD

Pret A Manger is the predecessor to the healthy fast food chain. All products are freshly prepared in the shop. The ingredients are organic where possible and sourced from local suppliers. The chain has been around for over 20 years but that doesn’t stop it from growing. ‘Pret’ currently counts over 480 branches worldwide, 92 of which are in the US. In 2016, the chain opened a vegetarian alternative. It turned out to be a success: In 2019, Pret A Manger will acquire 94 Eat branches in order to create Veggie Pret.

480 locations worldwide
pret.com
instagram @pretusa

TRANSPARENT &
MINDFUL EATING

LYFE Kitchen focuses on guiding their customers towards dietary self-consciousness. Mike Donahue started LYFE Kitchen in 2011 together with former McDonald’s COO Mike Roberts. The menu consists of a list of all nutritional facts, ingredients and dietary qualifications. Every dish (from flatbread to salads) contains less than 600 calories and less than 1,000 milligrams of sodium (the chief ingredient of salt). LYFE Kitchen has implemented six truths when it comes to healthy food: delicious, convenient, affordable, responsible, personal and a true experience. 

RADICAL HONESTY

At the campaign’s kick-off, Panera Bread announced a list of artificial ingredients that the chain would no longer be using starting 2017. The eventual goal was to source all of their ingredients from natural sources. But they weren’t done yet: Panera also introduced a radically transparent menu. It lists calories, detailed ingredients, and nutritional information for every item, as well as an animal welfare report and positive impact report. 80% of Panera’s visitors said the healthy options were the primary reason for a visit to Panera Bread.

Over 2.000 locations in the US
panerabread.com
instagram@panerabread

GIVE US OUR DAILY BREAD

These rustic Belgian bakery cafes are known for table sharing and organic fair-trade coffee. But most of all they are known for their bread. The bakers’ traditional method requires just four ingredients: stone-ground organic flour, sea salt, water and sourdough. The name of this fast-casual chain means ‘daily bread’. According to founder Alain Coumont, eating is more than food alone; it is a lifestyle. In May 2019, Le Pain Quotidien’s investors injected the chain with 21 million euro worth of growth capital in order to help the bakery chain grow across borders.

98 locations in the US, 242 restaurants worldwide
lepainquotidien.com

HEALTH IS SCIENCE

True Food Kitchen a collective of experienced chefs, visionary restaurateurs and a renowned doctor in integrative medicine, Andrew Weil. This health-focused chain grew by about 20% over the past years, their sales curve was even steeper than that. The idea behind True Food Kitchen is that health is a science. Their menu is based on scientific data in order to help guests achieve and maintain optimal health.

Over 400 store locations worldwide
freshii.com 
instagram @freshii