On almost every major street corner in America, fast food joints sell burgers, fries, and chicken nuggets. These multi-billion dollar businesses have become the landscape of America, the food system itself. But the world is changing. People are searching for more nutritious, fresher fare. Everytable aims to redefine the food landscape the same way McDonald’s did fifty years ago. But this time, instead of burgers and fries, we are selling nutritious, fresh, made-from-scratch food, at fast-food prices.
Our mission is to make food accessible to everyone, everywhere.
Everytable’s business model drastically reduces the costs of the standard restaurant model. Chefs at our local kitchen turn fresh, wholesome ingredients into delicious meals, which we sell through our small, grab-and-go storefronts. From start to finish, everything is designed to be super-efficient, and the savings are reflected in our prices.
We have locations in food deserts, underserved communities with little or no access to nutritious food, and in affluent areas. To ensure that everyone can afford our meals, we price them according to the neighborhoods we serve.
In 2013 Sam Polk, a former hedge fund trader, founded a nonprofit called Feast (originally called Groceryships) to address food-related health problems in South LA, where the average income is $13,000 a year, life expectancy is 10 years lower than more affluent areas, and diseases like obesity and diabetes are alarmingly high. Feast began helping family food providers make healthy choices through nutrition education, cooking classes, free produce, and support groups.
That year Sam began hearing from Feast participants that while fresh produce was great, they often had to buy food on the go because they were juggling multiple jobs and large families. And in South LA, their only options were fast food.
Sam saw an opportunity to help families like these. So he created a model for a new company that would sell nutritious food in “food deserts” like South LA at prices competitive with fast food.
Feast was built on the belief that every life is equally important. Sam wanted this core value embedded in the new company, so they called it Everytable, reflecting a mission to bring nutritious, affordable food to every table in the country, with no one left out.