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Who says food can’t be fast and healthy? One California restaurateur set out to prove that healthy food can be just as quick and affordable as unhealthy food, and now he’s bringing his revolutionary new concept to the east coast for the first time.
Everytable is a radical new grab-and-go concept from California entrepreneur Sam Polk. The founder of the nonprofit Feast, Sam endeavored to address food-related health problems in South L.A. where life expectancy is an alarming 10 years lower than the national average. Working with Feast to help eliminate food desserts in Los Angeles, Sam discovered people across the country were in the same desperate need for easy access to healthy food, and thus Everytable was born.
Everytable’s business model was designed to drastically reduce the costs of the standard restaurant model. It works by establishing one central, local kitchen where qualified chefs turn fresh, wholesome ingredients into delicious meals. Then, the food is either delivered or sold through their small, grab-and-go storefronts, where the meals are priced according to the neighborhoods being served. Thanks to Sam’s emphasis on providing health and nutrition to underserved areas, Everytable figured out how to sell nutritious, made-from-scratch food at fast-food prices.
Since establishing Everytable in 2016, the brand now operates over 25 successful storefronts successful in Southern California. Now, Sam is finally bringing his radical new concept over to New York, where he is plotting an ambitious expansion strategy. Beginning with three new locations scheduled to open on May 23rd, Sam expects Everytable to eventually serve over 50 different zip codes by this Fall. The food preparations will be done in the former Pfizer industrial building in South Williamsburg, and will then be taken to Everytable’s new grab-and-go outposts. To start, Everytable will be opening one location in the East village at 229 Avenue B, and two in Chelsea, at 750 6th Avenue and 362 8th Avenue.
The company hopes to open a total of six stores in Manhattan by the end of 2022, and within the next three years they hope to operate 100 stores throughout the area. Everytable also created its own university in 2021, which empowers and trains entrepreneurs from marginalized communities to own and operate Everytable franchises with zero-dollar investment required. The program provides a unique opportunity for store employees to join the growing brand and embark on a pathway towards leadership and ownership. Once Everytable is comfortably established in New York, they will be brining their Social Equity program along soon after. Customers can even pre-purchase meals for strangers through their novel Pay It Forward program. For more information on their New York expansion, you can follow Everytable on Instagram for updates on all of their new programs.