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LYFE Kitchen closes 4 stores

Closures represent a third of the concept's total units

Health-focused chain LYFE Kitchen has shuttered a third of its units in recent days.

The four closures—three in California and one in Tennessee—leave LYFE Kitchen with a total of eight units.

Chain representatives were not available for comment. A person answering the phone at the Carlisle Corp., LYFE’s parent company, said, “We are not taking any interviews right now,” and that the entire corporate team was traveling and unavailable.

LYFE notes the recent closures on its website and on the stores’ Facebook pages.

LYFE, which stands for Love Your Food Everyday, was founded in 2011 by Mike Roberts and Mike Donahue, former McDonald’s executives, as well as retail-food exec Stephen Sidwell. It launched a retail division for frozen food in 2013. It was acquired by Carlisle Corp. in 2016, two years after Carlisle, a real estate developer and Wendy’s franchisee, bought a minority stake in the concept.

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