CoreLife Eatery is a new fast-casual, build-your-own-bowl restaurant in Boca Raton.
The prospect of running a restaurant is tricky business, even without a pandemic. So the prospect of opening the new Boca Raton location of the healthy chain restaurant, CoreLife Eatery, in June might have given one pause.
However, “it was extremely important to us to open our doors, even if it was during a pandemic. We know that our community needs to eat, and they want to eat healthy,” explains franchise owner and operator Drew DeGrazia.
And it is in this uncertain time that the new CoreLife Eatery, part of a Syracuse, New York-based chain, which offers customizable bowls, including grain, broth and green, has found a following with a concept DeGrazia describes as “scratch-made food that tastes good and is good for you.”
“The response has been overwhelmingly positive. We are happy to see guests come in and create their new favorite bowls and try us out! We are all getting used to our new normal, and our team members as well as guests have been wearing masks, practicing social distancing and enjoying their dining experience how they like to.”
Popular menu items include the spicy Thai chicken and rice noodle bowl featuring cabbage, spicy Thai rice noodles, spicy chicken, peppers, scallions, sesame Sriracha sprouts and Thai chili sauce. All that for less than 500 calories. Other menu items include tacos served on naan or a lettuce wrap, seasonal sides like gluten-free mac and cheese, sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts. Bowls are available with a variety of proteins.
DeGrazia says that even at this time, “we continue to stand by our mission” of serving healthy food. “The safety of our guests and team members is always our top priority. In response to COVID19, CoreLife Eatery had to make a lot of adjustments to our normal operations to adapt to the new normal of the food and beverage industry. We have found that our guests embrace these initiatives as this has become standard while in public in most places. Overall, we have found that the Boca Raton community has embraced our healthy concept, and has been utilizing us in the way they want to; whether that is take out, delivery or dine-in.”
A second Palm Beach County CoreLife Eatery location will open at the end of July in Royal Palm Beach located at 440 S. State Road 7.
If you go: CoreLife Eatery, 8170 Glades Road, Boca Raton; 561-931-2535