NORTH SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - The wildly popular healthy eating restaurant in North Syracuse, CoreLife Eatery, is ready to start franchising across the U.S. as a way to keep up with demand for its stores.
CoreLife only opened that first location in May 2015.
Todd Mansfield, Co-Founder of CoreLife Eatery, tells NewsChannel 9, "We started with an idea of providing clean, healthy food to a local community and had no idea what was in store for us."
With demand far exceeding expectations after just a few months, the founders knew it was time to grow.
They opened two locations in Rochester the past few months and a Cleveland, Ohio store will be ready for customers next week.
In the past seven months, they've been working on a franchising plan to strategically launch CoreLife to more communities across the country with top flight, experienced partners.
"Just because people can afford to be part of it, they have to really buy into this whole active lifestyle, clean, whole, healthy food." Mansfield says.
That's only part of the criteria the founders developed to make sure future CoreLife restaurants are true to the original, no matter where they pop up in the U.S.
Mansfield says, “Can we source clean, healthy, whole food in different locations because if we can't we can't go there. It's a nice place to be where we don't have to go anywhere and we're only going to go places where there's a real solid match."
CoreLife aims to open 200 franchise restaurants on a national scale in the next five years.
They are planning to open five more corporate stores this year and another fifteen next year.
They hope to have at least one more restaurant in the Syracuse area although they're not ready to name specific communities.
Overall the company plans on having 100 corporate restaurants throughout the eastern and central U.S. by the end of 2019.
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