A national chain focused on healthy eating opens on Wednesday in Blawnox, its first location in the Pittsburgh area.
Clean Eatz opens at 175 Freeport Road, in a new mall on the corner of Center Avenue.
Owner Darryl Duncan, 58, is a health care professional and is from Morgantown, W.Va. moved to Pittsburgh.
He plans to open five Clean Eatz in the area. Locations have been secured in Murrysville and Cranberry, while Duncan is exploring options in the South Hills and Robinson.
“This is an opportunity to make a difference to people who want to change their lifestyle and eat healthily,” said Duncan. “It’s a lifestyle – that’s one of our topics.”
Clean Eatz, a franchise company, has 67 locations nationwide.
The location in Blawnox has takeaway and eating options. The menu includes wraps, burgers, build-a-bowls, flatbreads, kid’s dishes, salads, and smoothies.
In addition, Clean Eatz offers a take-away meal plan. The meal plans are created with portion size in mind and offer a balance of carbohydrates, proteins and fats with vegetarian and vegan options.
“We don’t cook with oil, butter, sugar, and salt,” said Duncan. “We rely on a balanced macronutrient ratio.”
The plans range from five to 21 meals, at $ 7.60 to $ 6.10 per serving.
Duncan said that after visiting a Clean Eatz in North Carolina, he decided to acquire the licensing rights for the Pittsburgh area.
“After 35 years in a stressful job, I wanted to do something fun that could still make a difference,” he said.
Clean Eatz is open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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