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Posted on January 9, 2018 at 2:15 PM by Cambria Jones
One of our newest restaurants, Fit Factory, is giving you a
real way to stick to those new year’s resolutions. While they’ve been serving
up “food with a purpose” since 2015 at their original location, Fit Factory
joined our restaurant roster only a couple months ago. Fit Factory – Allen is
co-owned by father and son duo, Bill and Dixon Kent, John Kirby, and Cody Crone.
We sat down with three of the four to find out how they’re cranking out the
recipe for healthy lifestyles.
Within the first few moments of speaking to these guys, it
was easy to see the passion behind this project. They’re all excited about
sharing a healthy lifestyle with locals and visitors alike.
“We don’t want just
the “fitness person” to stop by. We want everyone to understand the importance
of eating healthy. It’s not just about working out and having muscles, or
getting in shape; it’s about longevity, fighting off disease, and for educating
people about making healthier choices,” said John.
John is a World Champion Powerlifter and was inspired to
open Fit Factory after struggling to find good on-the-go healthy options for
himself. “I couldn’t really find anything
that offered healthy, on-the-go, quick, affordable, quality food. So, I figured
why not try and do our own thing? I’d like to provide a good option for people
like me that are trying to get healthy and stay healthy,” he shared.
John teamed up with the other guys and the rest is history.
They make a great team and all have some sort of athletic background. Bill is a
veteran with extensive martial arts experience and Dixon has experience in
football and track. They are very confident in the positive impact their food
can have on people because they’ve experienced it themselves.
We had a few more questions for the guys, to help us dive
deeper into what they’re dishing up. Here’s what they had to say:
For someone who is
not familiar with Fit Factory, how would you describe your restaurant?
Fit Factory is a fast
casual, healthy, gourmet, affordable food. You’re going to get top-notch food
in a timely manner. Plus, we have vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.
What separates you
from other health-centric restaurants?
The atmosphere, the
quality of food that we’re offering and variety and the options that we have.
We’re not just smoothies and we’re not just breakfast, lunch or dinner. We have
a variety of everything. We can meet anybody’s needs. You can come here and
find something, whatever it may be.
thing is that we offer it all at an affordable price. The average price range
for a meal here is $7.99 or $8.99.
There’s a common
misconception that healthy food is not as appetizing. How are you proving that
wrong with your menu and living up to your tagline that “healthy never tasted
People think diet food
is gross and a piece of chicken and dried broccoli, but it’s not all about
that. We’re able to offer healthy, but flavorful options.
Our in-house sauces
are made from scratch. It’s the cleanest food that you can get, and we don’t
make it until you order it. We don’t have anything in the back that’s frozen.
All our smoothies are made with whole fruit, no sugar, and no purees. We don’t
use simple sugars or anything like that; it’s made with pure whole fruit.
Nothing we have is
fried; it’s either grilled or whole-baked. We don’t use butter, grease, or
oils. Everything is made on the cook-top with cooking spray.
What are some of your
personal favorite offerings?
Our salmon bowl, bison
burger with sweet potato hash, teriyaki chicken bowl and the teriyaki steak
bowl are some of our best-selling items, but you can close your eyes, throw a
dart at the menu, and whatever you get will be good.
We also serve chicken
and waffles. We emulate it by baking it to get a little bit of that fried taste
and adding just a bit of salt to bring a little bit of a flavor profile in
that. We have sugar-free syrup and agave. We also offer peanut butter as an
option to put on the waffles and they’re very filling.
What advice do you
have for people who are interested in switching to a healthier diet, but don’t
know where to start?
Come see us. [Laughs]
This would be a good place to start. We do offer meal plans. You can come get
10, 15, or 20 meals throughout the week. It makes it a little bit easier.
Our employees are well
versed in our meal plans. You also have the option to order online and pick up
the meals, or you can pick up your meals daily.
We know sticking to your healthy resolutions can be
challenging. We’re glad to have Fit Factory to make it easier when you