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CoreLife Eatery will open on North Prospect on March 23rd

CoreLife Eatery, a healthy fast-casual restaurant chain originally from Syracuse, NY, will open its second Illinois location on Friday, March 23rd. 

Located at 2512 N Prospect Ave in Champaign, CoreLife will offer healthier options among a sea of other chain restaurants. 

To celebrate its opening, CoreLife will have a special preview and donation day on Thursday, March 22nd (11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.), in which visitors can pay what they want, and all funds will be donated to Daily Bread Soup Kitchen

The press release has more specific details:

Media Contact: Stephen Donnelly, CoreLife Eatery, (719) 337-8238 or [email protected]

CoreLife Eatery to Open Second Illinois Location in Champaign
Fast-Growing Active Lifestyle Restaurant Continues Illinois Expansion

Champaign, Illinois – March 13, 2018 – CoreLife Eatery, an active lifestyle restaurant offering a variety of greens, grains and broth-based dishes, will continue bolstering its Illinois presence by opening a new location at 2512 N Prospect Ave in Champaign on Friday, March 23. CoreLife Eatery brings together scratch cooking with flavorful source ingredients and a quick, casual service line for a healthy and affordable eating alternative.

As part of its ongoing commitment to wellness and the community, CoreLife Eatery will be hosting a Donation Day from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22. Guests can pay whatever they would like for their meal, and all funds will be donated to the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen. The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen’s mission is to feed the hungry in the Champaign community regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity. The organization, which is entirely staffed by volunteers, serves a hot meal of soup, salad, entrée, dessert and beverage to over 200 guests per day.

CoreLife Eatery offers a wide variety of fresh ingredients that are transformed into custom-created dishes. All foods are free of trans fats, artificial colors, sweeteners, other artificial additives and GMO’s. The chicken and steak used are sustainably raised and never given antibiotics or hormones, and the bone broth is slow simmered all day for maximum taste and nutrition. Creating a menu that tastes great because it’s healthy is the secret to CoreLife Eatery’s success.

“There’s a widespread belief that healthy food can’t possibly taste good. We’re debunking that myth,” Todd Mansfield, partner and Wellness Champion for CoreLife Eatery, said. “Our menu is made entirely from fresh, simple, high quality ingredients that taste fantastic and our customers want to eat. We can’t wait for the Champaign community to experience all that makes CoreLife Eatery wonderful and unique.”

CoreLife Eatery intends to open three more Illinois locations this year in Normal, Springfield and Downers Grove.

“CoreLife Eatery is more than a brand – our food is a key part of our customers’ active lifestyles,” Scott Davis, President and Chief Concept Officer of CoreLife Eatery, said. “We’re making it easy, convenient and affordable to eat clean, without sacrificing flavor.” During his tenure as Chief Concept Officer at Panera Bread, Davis led many key initiatives that drove the long-term success of the company and now applies his proven knowledge and expertise to this new and emerging concept. 

CoreLife Eatery strives to promote active lifestyle activities by offering and participating in a number of health-related events in the community.  CoreLife Eatery staff members are proactively sharing their food concepts as well as wellness ideals through talks at local organizations and participation in community events.

Led by CEO Larry Wilson, the CoreLife Eatery executive team brings individual successes and skill sets to help the restaurant grow to meet the needs of more communities lacking convenient access to healthy and affordable eating alternatives. CoreLife Eatery plans to expand to 300 locations, including both corporate and franchise restaurants, nationwide over the next five years. For more information, please visit


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