Business Profile: Clean Eatz Express Leland
We hear the term “clean eating” all the time these days, but what does it mean?
Clean eating is another term for a healthy eating. It means making choices to eat real, whole foods instead of processed, packaged food. It means choosing more plant-based foods and all-natural meats. It means eating for nourishment and health all the time, at meals and for snacks.
Eating this way takes time and forethought, but a new restaurant in Leland is making it easier. Clean Eatz Express, now open in the Shoppes at Waterford, specializes in portion-controlled, nutritionally balanced meals that can help Leland residents eat healthier, even when they’re on the go.
One of the nation’s fastest-growing, quick service restaurant franchises, Clean Eatz Express Cafe was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Wilmington. Since it started franchising in 2015, the company has grown to more than 40 locations, with dozens more slated to open over the next year. The new Leland location will serve Brunswick County’s families and retirees on the go.
“Leland is a perfect fit for our Clean Eatz Express Model,” says Clean Eatz Co-Founder Don Varady. “This community is home to many people who want easy, healthy and affordable meal options. That’s the whole premise behind our brand.”
For take-out options, Leland’s Clean Eatz Express offers the franchise’s widely popular Grab-n-Go freezer meals, weekly meal plans, Clean Eatz take-and-bake cauliflower crust pizzas, fresh-made smoothies, a full snack line that features items like Paleo Fudge, CE energy bars, Clean Crunch and more. The location also sells a full range of 1st Phorm protein supplements.
For those who want a quick lunch or dinner on site, Clean Eatz Express provides microwaves and cafe seating, so customers can eat their meals in the restaurant.
“We’re excited to be a part of Leland, and we see so many ways we can grow together,” Varady says. “From the people we’ve met so far, it seems this area’s residents place importance on living a healthy lifestyle so they can enjoy the things they love. We’re here to be a part of that journey, providing the right balance of nutrition, education and encouragement along the way.”
The Leland location of Clean Eatz Express is open every day except Sunday. Hours are Monday and Tuesday from 9 am to 7 pm, Wednesday through Friday from 11 am to 7 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm.
Leland residents can order freshly made weekly meal plan kits online at:
cleaneatz.com/mealplanmenu. The menus change weekly, and they’re available for pick-up every Monday (barring holidays).