The Whole Foods co-founder could launch a chain of restaurants

As John Mackey prepares to leave Whole Foods, the company he co-founded and ran, the soon-to-be former CEO revealed to the Reason Magazine podcast that he’s ready to speak out more about his views. While some of his comments extended beyond the food space, his connection to companies serving a larger purpose seems to be part of the concept. Although many people have supported Amazon-owned Whole Foods’ goal of feeding people and the planet, Mackey and some former company executives are willing to develop a new concept in health and well-being.

In an open letter announcing his retirement, Mackey said, “I will be prepared to pursue some of my other passions in life.” After reflecting on the impact this company has had on how, what and why people eat, the vegan thinks his life’s purpose may extend beyond his tenure at the company he ran. Although her plans weren’t revealed at the time, her commitment to helping others lead healthy lifestyles seemed obvious. Its next chapter could include a larger, multi-factor wellness initiative.

Are consumers ready to buy a healthy America?

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While mom may have insisted on eating more leafy green vegetables and getting that daily serving of fruit, developing a balanced lifestyle may not be as easy as learning the ABCs. . When John Mackey co-founded Whole Foods, the small seed of a concept that balanced core values ​​with customer happiness grew into a multi-billion dollar business. According to Bloomberg, Mackey is ready to nurture a new idea and hopefully foster “a nationwide network of medical wellness centers and vegetarian restaurants.” Under the Healthy America LLC brand, Mackey and other former Whole Foods executives are laying the foundation for a lifestyle-based company that combines “culinary, health care and wellness” under one entity. Food and Wine reports that a job posting for Healthy America says the company will include restaurants with a plant-based menu.

Although the complete information about this new company is vague, one of the company’s entities has a simple website. The program “Love life!” encourages people to live well by empowering their food, health and wellness choices. Only time will tell if Healthy America LLC can achieve an impressive goal of becoming a transformative health experience.

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