Melody Cox and Kristian Kelly are venturing into the Southern Pines market with Clean Eatz, a little more than a year after opening a Fayetteville location to an “overwhelming response.”
The franchise prepares dishes under 500 calories that are proportioned to balance proteins, sugars and fats. Meals can be eaten at its in-house cafe, and customers can also subscribe to a week’s worth of meals to go. Plans start at five meals for $38.
“A lot of people think it’s just the gym rats, but we have a lot of elderly, diabetic patients, bariactric surgery patients,” says Melody. “Then there’s the moms who are spending four nights at a ballfield and are tired of taking the kids to a drive-thru.”
The friends and business partners say they were encouraged to open a Moore County location by existing customers, who have been making the drive from Pinehurst and Sanford each week.
The store, in the Trident Marketing Plaza, could open by the end of this week. Follow them on Facebook for updates, and check out the menu here.