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Move Over Chips – Hello Kale & Quinoa

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Marriott Chicago O’Hare and Farmer’s Fridge have partnered on an interesting concept – have a vending machine filled with detox salads and healthy snacks vs. junk food.  So it’s time to move over potato chips and say hello to Kale and Quinoa Salad.

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For the next 5 months – the Chicago Marriott O’Hare and Farmer’s Fridge are going to be test driving this concept with a lobby kiosk.  Prices will range from $3 – $12.  Not bad if you can grab a quick and healthy option to eat vs. ordering room service and paying crazy prices, delivery fees and service charge.

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I’m all about heathy eating on the road.  When I land, I try to find the nearest Whole Foods so I don’t tempt myself with junk when I’m in a hurry.  (Yes, I’ve learned my lesson.)  So my interest was definitely peeked with this concept.  I went to the Farmer’s Fridge website to get a little more info.  Options include: salads, greek yogurt and berries, veggies and dip and more.  They make everything fresh and from scratch EVERYDAY and deliver new salads by 10:00am.  Wonder what happens to the unsold salads?  First they discount them by a $1 after 6pm and anything left over is donated to a local food pantry.

Of course this got me thinking of how it could be applied to events.  This would be a great grab and go option for large conferences – don’t you think?

So the question is – would you buy a salad or healthy snack from a vending machine?

(Original Article discovered here)

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