Oprah Buys Into ‘True Food’ Restaurant Chain, Joins Board of Directors
Oprah Winfrey has recently tapped a restaurant to be her next business venture. The mogul donated an undisclosed amount of money, to join True Food Kitchen’s board of directors to assist as a consultant and collaborator to help with branding and expansion across the U.S.
True Food Kitchen is reportedly the top restaurant on the rise to become the next big thing, according to CNBC. The restaurant is known for their Mediterranean and Asian inspired flavors and dishes, while focusing on serving ingredients with anti-inflammatory properties.
Their menu ranges from soup, salad, pasta, noodles, and burgers with selected options for vegans and vegetarians. Oprah became interested in being apart of the company after dining in. She says,
When I first dined at True Food Kitchen, I was so impressed with the team’s passion for healthy eating and, of course, the delicious food, that I knew I wanted to be part of the company’s future.
A move such as this comes as no surprise for the philanthropist.
Winfrey has been an advocate for healthy living for the majority of her career, and even joined Weight Watchers, as a spokesperson, in 2015. Following her role, she partnered with Kraft Heinz in 2017 to release ready-to-eat refrigerated meals which are designed to make “nutritious products more accessible.” The meal line was named “O, That’s Good,” and featured meals such as Three Cheese Pasta Side with Butternut Squash & Garlic Mashed Potatoes.
With over 23 locations in Texas, Colorado, and Florida, True Food Kitchen has plans on doubling that number within the next three years, and with the help of Winfrey’s expertise in business.
Oprah’s favorite dish/cocktail combo is the Organic Tuscan Kale salad combined with the Thai Grapefruit Martini.