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Healthy Fast Food Restaurant Eyes Downtown Spots

California-based Lyfe Kitchen could soon be opening a franchise (or a few) in Boston.

A California-based company offering healthier fast food options could soon be coming to Boston.

Lyfe Kitchen is looking for space in the city’s Downtown Crossing, Seaport District and Faneuil Hall areas in an effort to bring their quick-and-healthy restaurant concept from the West Coast to the East, the Boston Business Journal reports.

The company currently has two locations in Culver City and Palo Alto, Calif. and is looking to expand to 250 restaurants nationwide, according to the BBJ. That could include up to 10 Lyfe Kitchens in the Boston area.

Lyfe Kitchen’s menu items are all under 600 calories each, and the company promises “quality food using locally and sustainably sourced ingredients whenever possible,” according to its website, restaurant.lyfekitchen.com.

The menu features breakfast to dinner options, with salads, “small bites” and desserts in between. Main dish offerings include a quinoa crunch wrap (547 calories, $8.99), grilled barramundi with soba noodles (286 calories, $13.99) and portobello pasta (581 calories, $11.99), among many others.

Lyfe Kitchen co-founder Michael Donahue, who previously served as McDonald’s global communications chief, told the Journal he feels Boston would be a “robust market” for the new company, which opened its second location in March.

The company is currently looking for an eligible franchisee to operate the Boston sites, according to the BBJ report.

Read the full story at bizjournals.com/boston.

Kevin MacDonald June 15, 2013 at 11:38 AM
It is great to hear that this restaurant is offering healthy meals. I hope they will offer bread options other than wheat. I hope they read this link. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/06/11/unapproved-gm-wheat.aspx?e_cid=20130611_DNL_art_1&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20130611

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