• Oprah ‘impressed' with True Food Kitchen; invests in healthy restaurant chain

    By: Najja Parker, Atlanta Journal-Constitution


    Oprah Winfrey is expanding her portfolio, investing in a health-focused restaurant chain. 

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    The media mogul has partnered with True Food Kitchen as a shareholder. She is joining the company’s board of directors, which already includes health guru and celebrity doctor Andrew Weil.

    The Phoenix-based business, which has 23 locations across 10 states, believes “delicious dining and conscious nutrition can go hand in hand, without sacrificing flavor, creativity or indulgence,” according to its website.

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    When Winfrey visited a Palo Alto, California, location last year, she said she was “impressed.”

    “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 press release.

    This isn’t the first time Winfrey has invested in food-related ventures.

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    In 2015, she bought a 10 percent stake in Weight Watchers International, Inc., and she launched a line of soups with Kraft Heinz called O That’s Good! last year. 

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