Bee Healthy Cafe Expanding Operations

Amir and Cindy Alavi launched Health Nut Cafe in 2007, just months after Cindy received a life-altering diagnosis. A truncated bike ride, cut short because Cindy felt ill, led to hospital visits and a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Amir had been a vegetarian since 1995, but the diagnosis pushed the couple toward what he called a “health nut lifestyle.”

“That’s where the original name came from,” Alavi said. “We focused on fresh ingredients, healthier options—all choices that would help Cindy’s body fight the disease.”

Cindy’s health is much better now, 14 years later, and the company she and Amir founded is moving into 2022 with major changes, including a new name and rebrand. The Alavis have already opened nine locations around the metro, but the goal is to open locations outside the state as well, and so the newly named Bee Healthy Cafe is offering franchise opportunities to expand operations. They are focused on Texas right now, but CEO Cody Pepper said they are making the expansion available in 28 states, plus the District of Columbia.

The first franchise agreement has already been signed for the metro, and it’s with former store manager Kharissa Edmond.