Oprah Winfrey's penchant for vegetables, by now, is no secret. The TV personality, philanthropist, actress, and businessperson is well adept in the garden—just take a peek at her Instagram.
It seems Winfrey is just as into eating plants as she is growing them. This week, news emerged that the mogul was investing in True Foods Kitchen, a health food restaurant chain based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Go ahead and add this venture to a list of her other food-related forays, which include an investment in Weight Watchers and an eponymous line of health-conscious prepared dinners and sides.
Very few of you are probably wondering: Who is Oprah? Yet many of you might be asking: What is True Food Kitchen? Fair. I searched the web for some answers; here’s what I found:
So what does Oprah’s investment mean for the future of True Food Kitchen? Good question. Since 2016, when Christine Baron, a former Starbucks executive, became the company’s CEO, the restaurants have expanded dramatically, opening spots in a bunch of new cities. With Oprah’s help, it’s safe to say they’ll be able to continue this quest. The company expressed plans to double their number of locations in the following three years.
“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," Winfrey said in a release. And because she's, well, Oprah, she made that happen.
Whether or not she'll be supplying the kitchen with some of her famous produce remains to be seen.
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