Chef-crafted meal delivery service Kitchfix closes $450K round of financing
Company Debuts First Store In Chicago’s Gold Coast
CHICAGO – Kitchfix, the healthy meal delivery service that creates chef-crafted, ready-to-eat meals for busy professionals and families, today announced that it has raised a $450,000 round of financing to continue its rapid expansion. The round, led by local angel investor Ken Leonard, the first and largest investor in Protein Bar, brings the company’s total funding to $750,000. Additional Chicago-area angel investors participated in the investment. The company also announced that its first retail store will open on August 21 on State St. in Chicago’s Gold Coast.
“2015 has been an exciting, record-breaking year for Kitchfix, and the entire team has worked really hard to get to this point,” said Josh Katt, founder and CEO of Kitchfix. “Opening our first retail store was the next piece of the puzzle and we are thrilled to give new and pre-existing customers the opportunity to conveniently access our healthy snacks and meals without the wait.”
The 1,450-square-foot facility located at 1165 N. State St. next to Sweat on State, will stock ready-to-eat fresh and delicious grab-and-go packaged meals, snacks, deli items and juices featuring seasonal options and fan favorites. New signature menu items will also be introduced including an assortment of house-made bone broths, made-to-order smoothies and “Fix’d Coffee and Lattes,” the city’s first coconut oil-infused coffees and lattes available on the go. To view the current full store menu, visit Kitchfix’s website.
The chef-crafted, nutritious and never-frozen meals will be delivered to the store fresh each morning from Kitchfix’s main kitchen in West Town. Gold Coast retail store hours are Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and weekends 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Meals range from $12 to $18, depending on size, and snacks can be purchased anywhere from $4 to $12. Seating, microwaves and toaster ovens will be available for customers to enjoy the locally sourced, organic, gluten, soy and dairy-free meal and snack lineup.
The three-day grand opening celebration will run through Sunday, August 23. On Friday and Saturday, August 21-22, Kitchfix will offer customers a buy-one, get-one free meal promotion during regular store hours; the offer is limited to one per person.
Founded by Chef Josh Katt in 2013, Kitchfix is a Chicago-based company that creates ready-to-eat, delicious, chef-crafted food made with nutrient-dense, locally sourced, organic, anti-inflammatory, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free superfoods. The convenient meal delivery service allows customers to order online and have meals delivered to their home, office and gym in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. Kitchfix’s popular Paleo Granola can be found in Chicago-area Whole Foods and Mariano’s grocery stores. Kitchfix’s catering and delivery clientele includes many of Chicago’s top professional athletes. For information on Kitchfix, or to place your order, please visit kitchfix.com.