Energy Kitchen

Trufoods Recruits Energy Kitchen Founder as COO

Trufoods, LLC announced the appointment of Anthony Leone as the brand’s new chief operating officer for Ritter’s Frozen Custard, Wall St. Deli, Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips, and Pudgie’s Famous Chicken.

Leone officially came aboard the Trufoods team on August 1 and brought with him a plethora of franchising and restaurant experience that dates back to 1991.

Restaurants Get REAL

Certification program gives operators infrastructure to go healthy.

Fast casual Energy Kitchen is one restaurant using the REAL certification.
Jarrett Waller, general manager of Energy Kitchen in Washington, D.C., stands by the REAL Certification plaque.

Several quick-service restaurants are doubling down on their health and wellness efforts thanks to the new REAL Certification program from the United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC).

Established in 2011, the USHFC is a Washington, D.C.–based nonprofit, nongovernmental organization dedicated to fighting obesity, diabetes, and other food-related diseases by increasing access to healthful, affordable, and sustainable food and beverages. The USHFC works toward its mission through the REAL Certification, nutrition analysis, menu labeling, and recipe consulting.

Energy Kitchen Makes 2012 Resolutions Affordable

Year after year, eating healthier, slimming down and getting fit are among Americans' top New Year's resolutions.

As 2012 kicks into full swing, Energy Kitchen – the restaurant chain known for changing the perception that fast food has to be fat food – is making it a little easier for people to stick to their resolutions by slashing menu prices and introducing better-for-you combo meals.

Energy Kitchen Takes the Fat Food Out of Fast Food

Energy Kitchen, the healthy, fast-casual eatery founded in New York and financially backed and strategically led by Mike Repole, co-founder of Vitaminwater and major stakeholder of Pirate’s Booty all-natural snacks, is poised to open 40 new restaurants throughout the United States in the next two years and a total of 1,000 stores over the next 10 years.

In a world where fast food is king, Energy Kitchen is revolutionizing the way people eat by changing the conception that fast food has to be fat food.

Mike Repole Leads Energy Kitchen Expansion

Energy Kitchen, the healthy, fast-casual eatery founded in New York and financially backed by Mike Repole, co-founder of Vitaminwater and major stakeholder of Pirate's Booty all-natural snacks, is poised to open 40 new restaurants throughout the United States in the next two years and a total of 1,000 stores over the next 10 years.