The world has changed significantly over the last few decades, and we are in a constant rush. It is all about money, and often, we tend to forget about our and our family wellbeing. This also applies to food that we eat, as we tend to skip meals, eat junk food and similar. Fortunately, things are changing, and now we have various options that are much healthier and better.
Did you know a single Naked Chicken Chalupa is priced at $3.49? Or you can buy the $5 Naked Chicken Chalupa Box which comes with a medium drink, crunchy taco, Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco, and Naked Chicken Chalupa? But is that healthy?
Salad and Go
For many years, most people thought of salads as something that is not all that tasty. With Salad and Go things are a bit different, it is something you might really like. Their drive-thru menu offers salads, and it is a great alternative to coffee and donut that you usually take for breakfast. Instead, you can have a healthy breakfast conveniently every day. Not to be out-rivaled by other walk-up and drive-thru chains, the Salad and Go management team is making their services as fast and convenient as possible for a better ordering experience.
The drive-thru chain serves 48 oz salads, soups, smoothies, and other healthy breakfast foods. This benefits a lot of people from all walks of life: from the health freaks who can now save a lot of time from preparing their uber healthy snacks to couch potatoes who always dream of eating something healthy but are too lazy to prepare them. Interestingly, the idea of this drive-thru chain came about because some of the family members of the Salad and Go founders were struggling with heart problems. It was then that Roushan Christofellis and her husband Tony decided to take on healthier lifestyles. But thanks to their out-of-the-box thinking, instead of opening a healthy restaurant, they opted for opening a drive-thru chain.
And, even though they could increase their food’s price, they made their prices comparable to other fast food restaurants to attract more people who choose a healthier option. Owing to their success, they are now expanding elsewhere in the US, and they might come soon to a place near you.
Another great alternative is Cultured South that offers Kombucha, something that ancient Chinese referred to as the “immortal health elixir.” It is a fermented tea beverage and has a lot of health benefits. It is rich in probiotics which may help lower anxiety and depression, help manage weight, and help keep the heart in check. Of course, other than kombucha, the restaurant also serves a variety of fermented foods which include kefir (an interesting probiotic drink mixed with herbs and fruits), Jun (a tea similar to kombucha) and vegan cheese.
Their taproom also has a variety of delightful flavors: lavender lemon, peach ginger, strawberry mint, elderberry thyme, hibiscus blood orange, and blackberry basil. But if you’re a coffee person and not a tea person (we don’t blame you at all, after all, coffee is life), then they also have the Banjo Cold Brew Coffee on tap. Cultured South is quite new but they tapped an unknown and unique market. It’s only a matter of time that similar food chains in the future follow their trail.