Customers can enjoy anything from zucchini noodles with eggplant meatballs to kale smoothies at B.GOOD, Franklin Street's newest spot for healthy eating.
Founded by Anthony Ackil andJon Olinto in Boston, the restaurant hopes to bring Chapel Hill back to its roots.
Ackil and Olinto grew up eating fresh and wholesome homemade meals, so they wanted to create an atmosphere that feels like home at their international chain B.GOOD, which has locations across the East coast, and in Europe and Canada.
“(Ackil and Olinto) just grew up eating in Uncle Faris’ kitchen, and they wanted to have that on a grander scale and bring back the sit-down, wholesome family meal,” said Karla Yankowski, B.GOOD's new store opening team manager.
B.GOOD works with FreshPoint, a national produce distributor, to connect their restaurants with local farmers. The restaurant strives for its ingredients to be as fresh and local as possible.
“All the food is completely from scratch, from cutting the lettuce and cooking the grains," Yankowski said. "Some of it has to get sourced out because of just the sheer volume, but the stuff is still made fresh for B.GOOD.”
B.GOOD aims to provide fast food pace without fast food side effects, Yankowski said. The food comes out quickly, but is fresh and nutritious, a growing trend that students have noticed in new local restaurants.
“It’s the way Chapel Hill seems to be going,” junior Caelan Eckard said.
B.GOOD was created with the “friends and family” concept in mind, extending beyond customers, all the way from management to employees, Yankowski said.