October 24, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OKC based Healthy Quick-serve Chain Rebrands as Bee Healthy Cafe,
Launches Franchise Model for Future Growth
Launch coincides with National Food Day, which focuses on access to healthy and nutritious food
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City-based Health Nut Cafe announced today that its eight metro locations will rebrand immediately to Bee Healthy Cafe, and switch from sole ownership to a franchise-ownership model. Bee Healthy Cafe will continue to serve healthy bowls, wraps, sandwiches, salads, smoothies, house-roasted espresso drinks, coffees and teas. The launch coincides with National Food Day, an annual observance focusing on healthy and nutritious foods.
Founded in 2007, by husband-and-wife team Amir and Cindy Alavi, Bee Healthy Cafe, now has locations across the metro from south OKC to Edmond, and from OU to the state capitol building.
“When Cindy became ill in 2007, we immediately learned the value of putting healthy food on the table. We essentially became health nuts, and that’s where the original name came from,” said Amir Alavi, co-founder, president and chief operating officer of Bee Healthy Cafe. “The new name, Bee Healthy Cafe, underscores our journey. Now we say, we are the health nuts so you don’t have to be—you can just come in and be healthy. And the bee? That’s a nod to our use of honey as a sweetener instead of processed sugar and our ingredients that rely on pollinator health.”
The Bee Healthy Cafe leadership team claims that the ideal franchise partners will be people who, like them, share a passion for health and wellness, and want to serve others seeking a healthy experience.
“We want to grow, and we want to grow with like-minded, passionate people. That’s why the franchise model makes the most sense,” said Cody Pepper, chief executive officer of Bee Healthy Cafe. “People who own their own business tend to take better care of their customers, and ensuring every guest gets top quality hospitality is very important to us. That’s why franchising is our right path to a healthy future.”
In July of this year, a study by the American College of Sports Medicine revealed that, of the top 100 large cities in America, Oklahoma City ranked unhealthiest of them all. Bee Healthy Cafe aims to change that by democratizing access to healthy food with lower prices, and a simply delicious menu with food, smoothies and drinks. Visit BeeHealthyCafe.com to explore the new website, brand, and menu layout and learn more about franchising.
About Bee Healthy Cafe
Founded in 2007, Oklahoma City-based Bee Healthy Cafe is a franchise restaurant company with eight metro locations. Bee Healthy Cafe makes it easy to be healthy. How easy? As easy as one-two-three! Step 1: Choose what goes inside, from a variety of signature recipes like Mediterranean, Wild Alaskan Salmon, Pecan Chicken and more. Step 2: The outside, from wrap, to melt, to salad, quinoa bowl or sandwich. Step 3: On-the-side, with healthy sides at no additional cost. Bee Healthy Cafe values transparency and quality ingredients, making it an ideal choice for those with specific dietary preferences or food allergies. With more than 65 flavor combinations, Bee Healthy Cafe offers fresh and guiltless food that’s fast and affordable.