CoreLife Eatery signs multi-unit deal for Ohio

CoreLife Eatery has signed a deal to bring 21 restaurants to Cleveland and several surrounding markets.

Franchisee Billy Lewis, president and CEO of Red Letter Hospitality, plans to establish eateries in and around Cleveland and Youngstown, Ohio, as well as Erie and State College, Pennsylvania, according to a company press release. Lewis comes to Red Letter Hospitality from TreeHouse Foods, where he was SVP  and business leader of the condiments division. Just last week, Lewis opened his first CoreLife Eatery in Mentor, Ohio.

"After 30 years in the food manufacturing business, you know a winner when you see one. I immediately fell in love with CoreLife Eatery and the healthy basis on which it was founded and wanted to be part of the brand's future and expansion," Lewis said in the release. "I'm very excited to deliver this incredible concept to communities around Ohio and Pennsylvania."

Steve Corp, SVP of franchise development for CoreLife Eatery, said Lewis has a proven track record of success in the food manufacturing and restaurant industries. 

"We're thrilled Red Letter Hospitality will be helping us build what we firmly believe is one of the best and most promising new brands in the country," he said. “It's obvious that Mr. Lewis and his team are committed to CoreLife Eatery and its mission. We're confident they will do a fantastic job representing and developing our brand." 

This agreement comes in addition to another large development deal CoreLife Eatery recently cemented in Florida.

CoreLife Eatery offers a wide variety of fresh ingredients that are transformed into custom-created dishes, according to the release. All foods are free of trans fats, artificial colors, sweeteners, other artificial additives and GMOs.

CoreLife Eatery plans to expand to 300 locations, including both corporate and franchise restaurants, nationwide over the next five years. 


Topics: Franchising & Growth

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