Learn about a newly opened restaurant that helps those with an active lifestyle eat healthy on-the-go.
Cincy Chic: What is CoreLife Eatery?
Todd Mansfield, Founder of CoreLife Eatery: CoreLife Eatery is an active lifestyle restaurant offering a fresh, delicious selection of greens, grains and broth-based dishes. CoreLife Eatery brings together scratch cooking with flavorful source ingredients and a fast, casual service line for a healthy and affordable eating alternative.
Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind it?
Mansfield: CoreLife Eatery’s founders shared a mutual desire to find an answer to one simple question: why is it so difficult to find healthy clean foods that taste great and are easily accessible every day? They wanted to bring health-conscious consumers a flavorful, nutritious and convenient eating alternative, which is how CoreLife Eatery was born.
Cincy Chic: Who’s behind the eatery?
Mansfield: CoreLife Eatery was founded by partners Larry Wilson and Todd Mansfield. An experienced restaurateur, Wilson is CEO and the driving force behind CoreLife Eatery’s development. Meanwhile, Mansfield, a physical therapist by trade, serves as Chief Culture Officer and uses his background in wellness and nutrition to enrich the brand. President and Chief Concept Officer Scott Davis, who has an impressive resume that includes tenure at Panera Bread, is a leader and innovator in the fast casual restaurant sector and uses his expertise to strategically shape and position the brand for success and growth.
Cincy Chic: Where is CoreLife Eatery located?
Mansfield: CoreLife Eatery is headquartered in the Binghamton, New York area. Today, there are more than 40 stores in 10 states, and that number is growing rapidly. The brand just recently opened its first Cincinnati location in the Hyde Park Plaza.
Cincy Chic: What makes CoreLife Eatery unique?
Mansfield: A healthy, fast, affordable dining option is hard to find, and CoreLife Eatery has perfected it. At CoreLife Eatery, you won’t find microwaves or freezers, sodas or highly-caffeinated, sugary sports drinks, high-fructose corn syrup, processed foods, or food coloring. All ingredients are GMO-free. Our menu is absent of all the things people are constantly trying to eliminate from their diet. You literally cannot visit CoreLife Eatery and order something unhealthy.
Cincy Chic: What can we find on the menu?
Mansfield: At CoreLife Eatery, you’ll find bowls heaping with greens or whole grains, topped with grass-fed beef, mixed vegetables, organic tofu or free-range, antibiotic- and hormone-free chicken and drizzled with dressings made from scratch. The Southwestern Grilled Chicken and Purple Rice, complete with a delicious lime cilantro dressing, is a fan favorite. Don’t forget our delicious craft beverages: dive into a refreshing glass of cucumber basil lemonade, cranberry cayenne lemonade, or beet lemonade, our number one seller.
Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for CoreLife Eatery?
Mansfield: In July, CoreLife Eatery claimed the top spot on the 2018 Future 50 list, presented by Restaurant Business. This list highlights new cuisines that are rising to the top, signaling increasing acceptance of different ingredients, flavors and formats. CoreLife Eatery is opening multiple restaurants each month, and is on track to have 300 locations in operation in the next five years.
Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more and follow along?
Mansfield: Visit https://www.corelifeeatery.