Clean Eatz Opening in Antioch Crossing


Antioch Crossing in Gladstone is about to welcome a fresh and health-conscious addition to its culinary landscape as Clean Eatz prepares to open its doors on May 15th. Founded in 2013 by Don and Evonne Varady, Clean Eatz has been on a mission to redefine fast food by offering clean, balanced meals that are as delicious as they are nutritious.

The brainchild of the Varadys, Clean Eatz began its journey with a vision to provide wholesome alternatives to traditional fast food fare. Two years after its inception, the company began franchising, spreading its ethos of wellness and culinary innovation across the nation.

The menu at Clean Eatz boasts a diverse array of options designed to cater to health-conscious individuals without compromising on flavor. From refreshing smoothies to customizable build-your-own bowls, wraps, and flatbreads, the offerings are as enticing as they are wholesome. Notable selections include the mouthwatering "Meltz," featuring options like the queso steak with shredded beef, lettuce, tomatoes, and queso sauce wrapped in a garlic herb wrap. For those seeking lighter fare, veggie cups provide a satisfying crunch, while burgers made with bison, salmon, black beans, or turkey offer a protein-packed indulgence. Beverage choices include tea, bottled drinks, and lemonade, with a notable absence of soda in line with Clean Eatz's commitment to healthier options.

In addition to its tantalizing menu, Clean Eatz distinguishes itself with its no-contract meal plans, providing patrons with convenient and customizable options for maintaining a balanced diet amidst busy schedules.

With over 200 locations open or in development nationwide, Clean Eatz has quickly become a beacon for those seeking accessible yet nutritious dining options. Now, as the brand makes its debut in Gladstone, local franchisees Houston DeFoe and Abigail Painter are gearing up to introduce the community to the Clean Eatz experience. Scheduled to open at 5357 N.E. Antioch Road, the dynamic duo has ambitious plans to expand Clean Eatz's presence in the metro area, with more than a dozen locations in the pipeline.

Speaking about their venture, DeFoe emphasized Clean Eatz's unique proposition: "It is healthier food in a fast food setting but still affordable." With its emphasis on quality, convenience, and affordability, Clean Eatz is poised to make a lasting impression on the residents of Gladstone and beyond, redefining the notion of fast food one nutritious meal at a time.

By Josiah Bechthold