Ray Allen and his wife, Shannon are launching an organic fast-food restaurant in Miami called Grown.
The Allen’s were inspired to open the fast-food space because they wanted to find healthy options for their son Walker, who was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when he was only 17 months old, the Miami Herald reported.
“People want to be healthier, eat cleaner and feel better about what they’re putting in their bodies,” the former Miami Heat player told the Herald. “I know this from personal experience, and when Grown opens it will very much be a concept unlike anything else, designed to be accessible by everyone, from the weekend warrior to the mom and anyone in between.”
Grown is set to open in March and will feature healthy, gluten-free, low-cost fares such as smoothies, juices, soups, sandwiches, wraps, baked goods and coffee all ranging from $4-18. Grown will also feature a drive-thru, carry-out and a grab-and-go option.
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