CoreLife Eatery, a fast-casual health food chain, will open in Clarence next week.
The bulk of the restaurant's menu uses green vegetables, grains or broth. Menu items do not contain trans fats, artificial colors, sweeteners, artificial additives or GMOs. Its sustainably raised meat is free of antibiotics and hormones. The concept serves a growing segment of health-conscious consumers who seek out fresh, unprocessed foods.
The restaurant will offer a preview of its food from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. July 13 with a pay-what-you-choose event. All proceeds will be donated to the Buffalo City Mission.
CoreLife is located at 5175 Transit Road in Clarence. It will open July 14.
This is the first CoreLife in Western New York. Another location is planned for Amherst this winter. Until now, the closest CoreLife was near Rochester. The first location opened in Syracuse in 2015. The company also has stores in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Michigan and Utah. It plans to expand to 300 franchised and corporate locations over the next five years.
Scott Davis, CoreLife's CEO, was formerly chief concept officer at Panera Bread.