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Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

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September 07, 2017

A New Primal Kitchen Restaurant Opens—And a Contest!

By Mark Sisson

inline_pkr_mda_645x445“Nine months ago Kyle and I walked into an empty building with dirt floors and wondered what that moment would feel like when this was all done! Yesterday we had that moment. It was crazy. We walked into our restaurant— done, designed and filled with our amazing staff ready to train! It was like time travel. It’s finally here!”

These are Devyn Sisson’s words (yup, proud to say my daughter) just yesterday. She and my son, Kyle, will be the second set of franchisees to open the doors of a new Primal Kitchen Restaurant location—tomorrow morning (September 8th) to be exact—in Culver City, CA. The occasion called for some celebrating as you can imagine…and a contest.

When I first took the plunge in designing the Primal Kitchen Restaurant plan, I didn’t know my own kids would decide to take on the challenge for themselves, but I’m so happy they did. I’ve gotten to see them live their vision and literally help build their franchise from the ground up. I’m thrilled to be one of their first customers, and I know they and their team will do a fabulous job of serving Primal fare to the Culver City area. If you’re in or around L.A., be sure to come out this weekend and grab an awesome Primal meal! If you can’t be there in person, you can follow them on their Instagram page.


On July 21st, of course, the South Bend, Indiana franchise opened, and they’ve been bowled over with the response. But that’s no surprise to me…. People want healthy food that tastes great, and the Primal Kitchen Restaurant menu delivers!

I’ll be headed to South Bend for their official Grand Opening that takes place September 29th through October 1st. I’ll be meeting and greeting and signing autographs on Saturday, September 30th, from 11:30-2:30, and I’d love to see you there. If you’re anywhere near South Bend, come join us!


Now, For the Contest…

The Prize:

A full Primal Kitchen® package! That’s right—one of every Primal Kitchen product. All five dressings, Collagen Fuel, Primal Fuel, Mayo, Chipotle Lime Mayo, Avocado Oil, Extra Virgin Avocado Oil, and four boxes of Grass-Fed Collagen Bars. (We’ll ship anywhere you are.)

The Rules:

1. Follow Primal Kitchen Restaurants on Instagram (our central Instagram account, @primalkitchenrestaurants).

2. Comment on today’s Instagram contest post (CLICK HERE!) to tell us in what city YOU’D like to see a Primal Kitchen Restaurant open! Tag friends for bonus entries.

3. You have until midnight tonight, September 7, 2017, 12:00 A.M. PDT.

A winner will be chosen at random and announced at the top of the Instagram contest post at 10 a.m. PDT on Friday, September 8. I’ll also post our lucky winner on Sunday’s Weekend Link Love as well. Good luck!

But, Wait! I’ve Got One More Ongoing Giveaway to Announce….

Grok PoseI want to see YOU enjoying some awesome Primal fare. To that end, I’m asking for photos of MDA readers eating at one of our Primal Kitchen Restaurant locations. Show us your Grok grub!

Each month I’ll pick one random photo to publish in the Mark’s Daily Apple newsletter. Monthly winners will receive a $50 gift certificate to either Primal Kitchen Restaurants or (their choice).

Send photos to, and be sure to mention in the subject line that this is for the “Primal Kitchen Restaurant Photo Contest.” 

That’s it! Thanks, everyone. Looking forward to seeing you on Instagram!

And I’d love to hear from you on this comment board as well. What menu items would you like to try most? Do you have a trip planned to one of the locations? (In addition to South Bend and Culver City, we have franchises in the works for Portland, OR, Santa Cruz, CA, Sacramento, CA, Anchorage, AK, and West Valley, Los Angeles. Look for more news soon!)

Thanks for stopping by, everyone. Have a great end to the week.


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16 days 23 hours ago

What is the adress?
Hours open?

16 days 23 hours ago

Someone PLEASE open one on the New Jersey shore!

16 days 22 hours ago

Charleston SC too!!!!

16 days 16 hours ago

I am looking forward to dining at Primal Kitchen Restaurant! And love your giveaways too!

16 days 15 hours ago

I’m not on instagram, but Mark, what about Rick Caruso’s big project in Pacific Palisades? You know we Palisadians would lap it up

Gregory Zinkl
Gregory Zinkl
16 days 15 hours ago

San Francisco. It’s an obvious location!

16 days 11 hours ago

Much success to the Sisson clan!

Dana Leigh Lyons
15 days 1 hour ago

Loved seeing the Primal Kitchen and family pics of you all! Congrats, Devyn & Kyle!