Clean Eatz Enters Michigan with Troy Location, More Restaurants Planned

Clean Eatz, a wellness inspired café, will open its first Michigan location in Troy on March 11, offering properly portioned, well rounded meals from a full dine-in menu as well as weekly meal plans, catering, and grab and go options.
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Clean Eatz will open its first Michigan location in Troy and will offer dine-in and takeout options, as well as meal plans. // Photo courtesy of Clean Eatz

Clean Eatz, a wellness inspired café, will open its first Michigan location in Troy on March 11, offering properly portioned, well rounded meals from a full dine-in menu as well as weekly meal plans, catering, and grab and go options.

Owners Josh and Karen Shanahan, who have run businesses for more than 20 years, decided to open Clean Eatz because it matched their passion for having an active lifestyle. Katherine Knotts will oversee operations as the general manager.

The first location will be at 319 E. Big Beaver Rd. in Troy (between Livernois and Rochester roads), and they plan to open more locations in the future. Other locations in Michigan, according to the franchisor’s website, are in Auburn Hills and Grand Rapids.

The Shanahan’s purchased the rights to five other locations in Michigan: two in Metro Detroit, one in Ann Arbor, one in East Lansing, and one in Genesee County. Aside from these locations, Clean Eatz has six other Michigan locations planned — the locations have not been announced.

“Always being on the go, we have struggled with maintaining healthy eating habits, and we wanted to open a business that could help others who also face this challenge,” says Josh. “We’re excited to provide our community with a healthy, convenient meal option that can positively impact their lives.”

The build-your-own-bowl option is a five-piece meal, a base, a protein, up to three veggies, a sauce, and a spice. An example of an Asian-inspired bowl would look something like this: sweet potato chunks, bison, mushrooms, red onion, broccoli, Clean Eatz teriyaki sauce, and the sweet chili spice.

Handheld options include The Arnold, made of shredded beef, brown rice, green peppers, mushrooms, romaine, mozzarella, and Clean Eatz buffalo sauce on a whole wheat wrap. There’s also the teriyaki burger — topped with pineapple, green peppers, and Clean Eatz teriyaki sauce.

“(The) Marketplace (inside the store) has macro balanced grab-and-go meals and our signature cauliflower pizzas, delicious protein smoothies, and other handmade desserts. Our food is prepared with fresh ingredients with no added oil, salt, or sugar,” Josh says.

Clean Eatz was founded in 2013 by Don and Evonne Varady with the goal of being the first step to living a healthy lifestyle. The company, which has dozens of locations in 19 states, offers the opportunity to have a personal chef prepare balanced, healthy meals at an affordable price.

The Clean Eatz menu offers room for customization, meaning all dietary restrictions can be accommodated. There’s also menu items for those following gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan diets such as build-your-own-bowls, salads, burgers, wraps, flatbreads, and more. The menu is customized each week to ensure freshness and variety.

For more information about the franchising opportunity visit: www.cleaneatz.com/franchise

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