The big box store chain is expanding its culinary offerings with Grown, a fully organic and green restaurant

When you think Walmart, does the word “organic” come to mind? The super store chain is hoping that it will, having opened an outpost of Grown, their first “farm-to-fork” fast food restaurant in an Orlando, Florida location. Founded by founded by former NBA player Ray Allen and his wife, Shannon, the chain is meant to provide healthy, organic food served in eco-friendly containers, and when at all possible, is locally sourced.

The menu includes items like smoothies, falafel, and yes, even avocado toast to its customers. There is even a kid’s menu for those picky eaters, and features vegan options. However, while the values of this organic restaurant might be in line with Walmart’s customers, the prices may not. Like organic supermarket giant Whole Foods, prices for their entrees ranging from $12 to $18 dollars, which might be a stretch for the family on a strict budget. However, Walmart doesn’t seem to think it’s customers will shy away when they check out the prices, as a company representative told Delish: “operating a Grown inside of Walmart makes the store accessible to every family, regardless of their mean income, making the move a game-changer for consumers.”

As Whole Food’s shareholder approve the merger with Amazon, Walmart might be looking to further compete in both the organic food market and the online shopping market, now that it will also sell groceries and other items on Google’s online shopping platform. Still, despite the popularity of organic foods and more green restaurants, it will take time to see whether or not this model can fit into the Walmart “everyday low prices” way. There are no further planned Grown outposts in other Walmarts in the area at this time.

Grown

When you think Walmart, does the word “organic” come to mind? The super store chain is hoping that it will, having opened an outpost of Grown, their first “farm-to-fork” fast food restaurant in an Orlando, Florida location. Founded by founded by former NBA player Ray Allen and his wife, Shannon, the chain is meant to provide healthy, organic food served in eco-friendly containers, and when at all possible, is locally sourced.

The menu includes items like smoothies, falafel, and yes, even avocado toast to its customers. There is even a kid’s menu for those picky eaters, and features vegan options. However, while the values of this organic restaurant might be in line with Walmart’s customers, the prices may not. Like organic supermarket giant Whole Foods, prices for their entrees ranging from $12 to $18 dollars, which might be a stretch for the family on a strict budget. However, Walmart doesn’t seem to think it’s customers will shy away when they check out the prices, as a company representative told Delish: “operating a Grown inside of Walmart makes the store accessible to every family, regardless of their mean income, making the move a game-changer for consumers.”