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Ray and Shannon Allen Quietly Unveil Healthy Fast Food Concept, Grown, in South Miami

Jesus Shuttlesworth is getting healthy

Fast food doesn’t have to be bad for you, and Grown is out to prove it. The new concept from NBA superstar Ray Allen — aka Jesus Shuttlesworth — and his wife Shannon, was created out of frustration when they couldn’t find quick and healthy meals, especially for their son, Walker, who is living with Type 1 diabetes.

The fast-casual restaurant in South Miami serves a variety "nutrient-dense fare" served in a mix-and-match plates, sandwiches, wraps, and salads, available in personal and family-sized options. Each entree comes with a choice of protein like free range rotisserie chicken or salmon, along with a veggie, grain and housemade sauce. For the early birds, breakfast is served daily with a variety of healthy options like build-your-own omelets, gluten-free pancakes, acai bowls, and of course, smoothies and lots of them.

The charming 1,900 square-foot space keeps with the feel good theme showcasing environmentally-friendly features like a urban rooftop garden, LEED-certified lighting and a rustic facade made from 100-year old reclaimed barn wood. Inside the dining room expect a floor-to-ceiling living versa wall with planters filled with herbs, communal tables, and plenty of white and blue decor. The restaurant is currently "soft" open at 8211 South Dixie Highway from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with the drive-thru and longer operation hours coming soon.

Grown

8211 South Dixie Highway, , FL 33143 (305) 663-4769 Visit Website

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