Grown, a highly celebrated USDA Organic Certified fast food restaurant based in Miami, announced its expansion to Central Florida with the debut of a stand-alone location inside of the new Walmart Supercenter located in the vibrant community of Lake Nona. The innovative farm-to-fork concept is owned and operated by husband and wife team Shannon and Ray Allen. Shannon (The PreGame Meal) created the concept in frustration after searching unsuccessfully for an organic nutrient dense meal on-the-go for their five children and especially their son Walker who lives with Type 1 Diabetes. She and husband Ray (retired two-time NBA Champion, 10-time NBA All-Star and Olympic Gold Medalist), are committed to promoting a healthy diet and lifestyle by providing freshly prepared meals inclusive of guests with dietary needs such as gluten sensitivities, food allergies, vegans, vegetarians, pescetarians, and those on the Autoimmune Protocol or paleo diets.
Grown is proud to be the first USDA Certified Organic fast food restaurant with a drive-thru on the East Coast, and is widely recognized as a market disrupter for providing convenience without compromise.
“At grown, we’re passionate about changing the world one organic fast food meal at a time by providing busy families with convenient, delicious, freshly prepared meals using the best USDA Organic Certified ingredients the market has to offer. Our biggest challenge to date is that organic certified products are cost prohibitive for a lot of families. You may not know this, but Walmart is the second largest seller of organic groceries in the US. Due to their immense customer base and buying power, they can not only support local farmers as they make the switch from conventional to organically grown farms, but, also help drive down the cost of organic for consumers everywhere. Operating grown inside of Walmart makes us accessible to every family, regardless of their mean income; this is a game changer,” says Shannon.
Grown marries the quality of farm-to-fork cuisine with the convenience of fast food dining and makes it possible for busy people to access high-quality foods at affordable prices. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner items as well as fresh pressed juices, smoothies, family style meals to-go, organic beer and wine, and more.
Practicing sustainability beyond the kitchen, Grown utilizes pulp-free and compostable paper products, 100 percent recyclable cups, BPA-free storage containers, and plantable menus and kids meal packaging that encourage even the youngest guests to cultivate their own gardens.
Grown Lake Nona will be located inside the Walmart Supercenter at 11930 Narcoossee Road. The restaurant, opening in mid-February, will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Grown’s Miami flagship location is at 8211 South Dixie Highway, and can also be found in Hard Rock Stadium (BankUnited Club Level and Section 148-A).