CoreLife Eatery, a new Polaris restaurant, wants its customers to enjoy a healthy meal – bowls filled with premium ingredients – as part of an active lifestyle.
Call it a bowl with a goal.
CoreLife Eatery, a new Polaris restaurant, wants its customers to enjoy a healthy meal in bowls filled with premium ingredients ?? as part of an active lifestyle.
?? This market, we believe, has a lot of attributes to be a very active community, ?? said Mitch Churchill, district manager for Syracuse, NY, based at CoreLife Eatery.
And while there are plenty of options for customers to choose from, you can forget about the burritos. No envelope here.
Customers have a choice of three bases: green, grain, or broth bowls, starting at $ 5.95. From there, customers refuel with a choice of 20 vegetables, 10 house dressings and a protein.
Three homemade soups also join the program.
Most options with protein cost $ 9 or less. For example, the mixture of grilled chicken and southwestern wild rice costs $ 8.45. Another is the steak, bacon and blue cheese at $ 8.95. The restaurant recently added raw tuna, which costs $ 10.59 in a bowl. There are also plenty of vegetarian options, like tofu and falafel.
The portions are generous, but nothing is meant to be heavy, Churchill said.
?? When you eat it, is it energizing ?? he said.
The calorie count of each dish and the potential allergens it contains are listed on the menu.
The healthy theme extends to the drink offerings. Don’t expect to see soda or alcohol. Instead, customers can choose from freshly squeezed juices, teas, and cold brew coffee.
The Columbus location is the seventh store in total. The first Ohio CoreLife is located in the Cleveland suburb of Strongsville.
The interior is meant to be open, bright and welcoming, with large windows and a minimalist design, Churchill said.
?? The music is a little louder than in most places, ?? he said. ?? For me, it is motivating. ??
The channel began in 2015 when Larry Wilson, John Caveny, and Todd Mansfield got together on the concept. They then brought Jeff Coughlin and Scott Davis into the dining group. Meanwhile, Wilson and Mansfield own Moe’s Southwest Grill franchises, which brought them to Ohio.
They have an ambitious growth plan: 100 corporate stores and 200 franchise stores over the next five years.
There are plans to add restaurants in Michigan, North Carolina and Florida.
?? Really, everything is open in terms of franchise, ?? said Churchill.
CoreLife is located at 8742 Sancus Blvd., in the same building that houses the Firebirds Wood Fired Grill. The 5,000 square foot interior can accommodate 100 people; 40 can be accommodated on the patio.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For more information, call 614-827-3376.
Dispatch Restaurant reporter Gary Seman Jr. can be reached at [email protected]