A new eatery that offers “nearly complete” nutrition for a fraction of the price of traditional foods is opening in the Atlanta suburb of Gastonia.
The “nourishment cafe” is a joint venture between the nonprofit food-and-nutrition-focused company euFora and the company founded by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.
“Nourishing is the most common term for a person’s day,” said owner and founder Laura Wertheim.
“We want people to have that luxury and convenience when they want it most.”
The restaurant, named Nourishing Charleston, has two levels, including one where diners can choose from a range of salads, soups, sauces, meats and more.
The menu includes dishes such as the ‘Bacon-Egg Curd Salad,’ which is “a delicious, healthy, creamy salad that will not only fill you up, but will also make you feel full,” Wertheimer said.
Nourishment Charlestone has a large, communal kitchen where dininers can make their own meals from scratch and share with a friend.
The restaurant’s website lists several local businesses that offer similar meals, including a chain of Mexican eateries.
Nauru, the island nation of Fiji, also has a cafe and restaurant.
The new cafe is expected to open in early 2018, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
The business owners plan to expand the menu, including desserts, sandwiches, salads and wraps, Wertheit said.