Shannon Allen is Changing Fast Food with Grown's All-Organic Menu

Shannon Allen is Changing Fast Food with Grown's All-Organic Menu

Shannon Allen grew up working in restaurants and in her Father's garden.  Food was always part of her life but when she met her husband Ray Allen, Shannon quickly realized how important the right food is to his success on the basketball court.  That's when her education in nutrition and healthy organic eating really began.  When her son, Walker, was diagnosed with type one diabetes Shannon struggled to meet his needs while constantly on the go - Grown was born.  Seeing the needs of the many, Grown provides healthy organic fast food with the convenience of a drive-thru.  As an Emerging Brand, Grown is breaking the norms of the restaurant business by creating a new approach for an entirely new type of consumer.  Watch the episode for more and download Foodable Labs' Emerging Brands Report

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Dirt Offers Miami Diners “Clean Eating” With a Chef-Driven Twist

Dirt Offers Miami Diners “Clean Eating” With a Chef-Driven Twist

By Kerri Adams, Foodable Contributor

Even though Miami is a city filled with thousands of diverse culinary options, the city isn’t necessarily known for an abundance of health-focused concepts like you would find in, say, L.A. As a whole, the local restaurant scene has catered to the health trend with increased healthier options available on menus. But what about restaurants with completely guilt-free menus?

In many cities on the west coast, veggie-centric eateries are sprinkled all over, but not so much in Miami. Enter: Dirt, which set up shop in South Beach a few weeks ago. This brand new concept — with a mantra to “eat clean” — aims to deliver healthy, farm-to-table, fine-dine quality food, with faster service at a more approachable price point. (Aside from bottles of wine and factoring in add-ons, the most expensive thing on the menu will run you $16.)

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