Fit Food Stop opening second location in Columbia Tusculum
Hannah Hagedorn | WCPO contributor
6:00 AM, Jun 26, 2017
6:41 AM, Jun 26, 2017
CINCINNATI -- Fit Food Stop, the locally owned healthy alternative to fast-food, is opening a second location on 3528 Columbia Parkway in Columbia Tusculum.
Owner Anthony Maley is hoping to have the store open for business in mid July.
Maley opened the first location in December 2016 on 3180 Madison Road in Oakley, with individually portioned and nutritious meals.
Fit Food Stop offers gluten-free breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available. Individual meals usually cost between $6 and $12 and menu options change daily. Store hours are 7a.m. to 7 p.m.
The new location will mirror the first, with the same menu options, prices, hours and minimalist look. Maley said there will be one difference: accessibility. Fit Food Station on Columbia Parkway will have its own parking lot, making it easier for customers to stop in.
Maley implemented the option to buy in bulk on June 1 at the Oakley location and said this option will become a larger part of his business model at the new store.
“So many people were wanting to buy in bulk so they could put their meals together,” Maley said. “It caters to families who want to portion out their own meals.”
Bulk meals come in 10-meal increments and come out to cost less than $4.50 per meal. Maley said this is an affordable way to eat hormone and antibiotic-free foods without having to self-cook all the meals.
Fit Food Stop also offers basic nutritional advice to customers who are looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle. While they do not have certified nutritionists, they offer suggestions on what types of foods are most helpful for individual fitness and health goals.
Maley said the goal of his stores is to be a “liaison” for people who don’t always have time to meal prep healthy foods or need help starting a healthy lifestyle.
“We don’t keep any of our information secret," Maley said. "We will tell people how we make our sauces and what we put in our food so people can cook at home as well."
Maley hopes to open even more restaurants in Clifton, West Chester Township, Mason and Downtown in the future.