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.