Former NBA star Ray Allen has opened Grown, an organic restaurant inside Walmart
Walmart is serving up organic fast food.
The big box store, where you can get everything from McDonald’s to Patti Labelle’s famous pies while you shop for cheap office supplies and shampoo, now has a new organic restaurant with green juices and grain bowls at one of its Orlando, Florida outposts, Delish reports.
Grown restaurant is a team effort by former NBA player Ray Allen and his wife Shannon, whose inspiration behind the healthy concept is to bring fast-casual organic certified ingredients to “every family regardless of zip code or mean income.”
That means $8 vegan s’mores parfaits with a chia chocolate pudding, $12 acai bowls, $9 cold pressed beet juice and a $14 customizable falafel bowl that allows customers to choose a protein, veggie and grains like quinoa. A portion of the menu also comprises salads, sandwiches and wraps.
Walmart, known for its “always low prices,” will charge more at its restaurant, with grain bowls running between $14 to $18 for items like “wild-caught salmon,” and “slow cooked grassfed brisket,” — a bit steeper than your average fast food restaurant. Grown charges $6 for avocado toast, around $3 more than Starbucks.
The health conscious restaurant isn’t a total surprise, considering Walmart sells more organic groceries than any other retailer in the U.S.
In addition to the new in-store Walmart restaurant, Grown has a standalone outpost in Miami serving breakfast, lunch and snacks, and it seems like Walmart has intentions to grow its restaurant business.
“Operating Grown inside of Walmart makes the store accessible to every family, regardless of their mean income, making the move a game-changer for consumers,” a Walmart representative told Delish.
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