Food Network Star' Contestant Opens Freshii, Healthy Fast Causal Chain, In Jupiter
A new healthy fast casual food chain called Freshii is coming to Jupiter—and area chef and former "Food Network Star" contestant Josh Lyons will be the franchisee.
Freshii serves salads, wraps, burritos, chili and more, but all the dishes are packed with lots of veggies, unique ingredients and strong flavor profiles.
"It kind of fits my lifestyle because I'm always on the go and I like to be healthy," he said.
Lyons, who helped open up the now-shuttered West Palm Beach restaurant FuKu on Clematis, said he'd thought about franchising a Jimmy John's location but reconsidered when he discovered Freshii.
"I'd gone to the one in Orlando, and I was pretty impressed with the whole style—the decor mixed with the fast service and healthy cuisine—and I don't know any one else who does that," he said.
The ultra-healthy Toronto-based fast food chain has about 200 locations, but the only other store in South Florida is located in Miami.
Lyons said he has acquired the rights to open Freshii locations throughout the Palm Beach County area—from Jupiter down to Delray Beach—and he wants to take advantage of the opportunity.
"I plan on opening up as many as I can afford," he said.
The first, though, will be located in Abacoa, so the single father can work near home and remain close to his 2-year-old son. He's aiming to open the eatery by March.
Lyons, who is currently in Toronto training with Freshii, also plans to work with the international chain to help design new menu items down the road.
"We're creating a neighborhood atmosphere," he said.
Freshii; 1155 Main St., Unit 112, Jupiter
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