David Minsky

Energy Kitchen Closes in Pinecrest, Decides to Relocate to Coral Gables

Don't worry, Miami isn't losing another healthy dining option.

Energy Kitchen

, the fast-food chain boasting of

menu items under 500 calories

, recently closed its only location in Miami, down in Pinecrest. However, the company says it will reopen just a little ways north, in Coral Gables.

The new address is 2626 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, where UVA Restaurant and Lounge used to be.

Why did they move? Better business opportunities, says Tapan Shah,

Energy Kitchen's marketing director. In other words a new location in a

trendy part of the city with a lot of foot traffic, such as Miracle

Mile, is better for business.

Can't blame them. The Pinecrest

location was too easy to overlook.

With the new place, one

downside is finding a free place to park. The upside is that your healthy fast-food eating options have not diminished. Everything on the menu at Energy Kitchen

is grilled, baked, steamed and never fried, and the menu offers wraps, salads and burgers. They have

breakfast too.

There is no re-opening

date yet, but the owners are looking at no later than October.

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