DINING FEATURE Clean Eatz Locally owned Flower Mound restaurant provides healthy, aordable options L ongtime Flower Mound residents Mike and Tammy Theriot said they chose to open BY KAREN CHANEY
breakfast, a brisket enchilada bowl, and bualo chicken mac and cheese. “A lot of people think we bring those [preorder] meals in,” Mike said. “I prepare everything in house.” In June, Mike and Tammy started delivering meals—which are $8.50 each, including tax and delivery—to the local senior community. To make the process as easy as possible, seniors choose the meals they would like delivered that week and simply call in their order. Seniors can call 469-451-5006 for meal delivery. There are 30 senior meal options that rotate throughout the month, such as meatloaf, pot roast, chicken tortellini, white sh with lemon hollandaise sauce and more. Mike said he has
a Clean Eatz franchise in 2021 for multiple reasons, including to fulll a promise Tammy made her father. “My dad died from basically eating unhealthily,” Tammy said. “He made me promise on his deathbed to eat healthy and take care of myself.” Mike worked in the restaurant industry for over 30 years. Due to pandemic-related cutbacks, he lost his corporate position as a vice pres- ident of culinary. He was hesitant to jump back into a restaurant-related eld, but after researching the franchise he was swayed. “What interested us in the concept is it was healthy and
Mike and Tammy Theriot opened Clean Eatz in Flower Mound in 2021. Their son Colton Theriot is the managing partner and is in training to run a future Clean Eatz franchise.
PHOTOS BY KAREN CHANEYCOMMUNITY IMPACT
POPULAR CLEAN EATZ CAFE MENU ITEMS 1 Queso steak meltz ( $9.99 ) Shredded beef, lettuce, tomatoes and queso sauce in a garlic herb wrap. 2 Build your own bowl ( $11.69 medium) Bowls can include chicken, broccoli, corn, black beans, mushroom, rice, sweet chili and many other options. 3 Grab-and-go (starts at $6.52 ) Meal plan grab-and-go oers a balance of protein, carbs and fats.
The queso steak meltz has 489 calories.
been surprised by the emotional impact this program has had on him. “I have one lady who has prayed over me multiple times,” he said. The couple said customers have multiple
“WHAT INTERESTED US IN THE CONCEPT IS IT WAS HEALTHY AND AFFORDABLE.” TAMMY THERIOT, OWNER
aordable,” he said. “I looked
at the operation, and compared to what I had done in the past, this was a very easy operation to maintain.”
reasons for choosing Clean Eatz, such as weight loss goals, empty nesters who do not want to cook for only two people, tness-focused folks who want to know the macro counts, young couples who were not taught how to cook and many more. Tammy said her favorite aspect of owning this franchise is, “my customer interactions and seeing how this changed their lives.”
The refrigerators in the grab-and-go section hold up to 2,200 meals.
The build-your-own bowls vary in size.
There are multiple ways custom- ers can experience meals at Clean Eatz. They can order items from the cafe, such as wrapz, burgerz, and smoothiez. Items, such as chicken parmesan, sweet chili chicken and pizza, can be selected from the grab-and-go section. Customers also can choose to preorder fresh meals, such as chicken and waes for
Clean Eatz 2201 Long Prairie Road, Ste. 101, Flower Mound 972-355-3289 www.cleaneatz.com Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
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