Fast food entrepreneur ditches fried food for quinoa


A 24-hour health-food restaurant in the South—breaking news or just a slow news day?

At first glance, I guessed the sub-headline for this article must be the comedic genius of the folks over at The Onion: “Richard Thomas opened a health-food restaurant after a nutritional consultant told him that fried food was bad for his customers.”

Not so—credit belongs to the headline writers at The New York Times. The restaurant featured in the article—The R. Thomas Deluxe Grill—has definitely made it on to my list of Atlanta restaurants to try. It’s practically in my backyard and I’m embarrassed to admit that this is the first I’ve heard of it.

Based on the photo above, a 24-hour health-food restaurant in the South truly must be an anomaly. Or, could this highlight a growing trend? I’m hopeful it’s the latter.