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July 14, 2017

The First Primal Kitchen Restaurant Opens Next Friday!

By Mark Sisson
26 Comments

Inline_southbend_ig2Well, I have to say it’s a great birthday gift (yup, today’s that day for me), and I couldn’t be more excited about the news. The Primal Kitchen Restaurants vision was born a few years ago, and today I’m proud to announce that the very first location in South Bend, IN, will open in one week—next Friday, July 21, 2017. 

I’ve got another great success story coming up in just a few, but I couldn’t let the morning pass without making the big announcement. Congratulations and thank you to our South Bend, IN, franchise owners, Tara and Tom Olson and to all the Primal Kitchen Restaurant staff. Check back next week for their success story, and get to know Tara and Tom’s own Primal journey. In the meantime, you can follow the South Bend restaurant on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest.

Also, be sure to check out the Primal Kitchen Restaurants website as well as follow the PKR Facebook page and Instagram for updates on ALL 7 of our upcoming franchise openings.

Thanks, everybody, and enjoy your day. I know I will!

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Shary
Shary
2 months 10 days ago

Congratulations and happy birthday! Southbend isn’t exactly convenient for me, but I’ll be watching for a Primal Kitchen to open in metro-Denver. Best wishes to Tara and Tom.

Nick
Nick
2 months 10 days ago

+1 Denver

Cosima
Cosima
2 months 9 days ago

+2 for Denver!

Groktimus
2 months 10 days ago

Happy birthday and congrats!

Teresa
2 months 10 days ago

That’s awesome! The announcement is on your birthday, and the opening is on mine! We will have to take a road trip from Ohio and check it out.

Allene Lowrey
2 months 10 days ago

Happy birthday!

So happy the first location is decently close to me. 🙂 (I live near Indianapolis. Not sure when I’ll make it up to South Bend, but definitely going to try!)

Liver King
2 months 10 days ago

Is there a website, Instagram page or any other paraphernalia to promote this awesome accomplishment? Would love to see what’s on the menu…

Time Traveler
Time Traveler
2 months 10 days ago

Cool; best of luck and happy birthday to you!

Dave
Dave
2 months 10 days ago

I foresee a primal style vehicle based street vendor gracing the streets of Manhattan.A food truck invasion has really infiltrated the island offering convenient and reasonably priced food items to legions of time deprived and famished New Yorkers.

Shannon
Shannon
2 months 10 days ago

I see one here in Indianapolis. We already have the Caveman Truck (Paleo).

Our food truck armada is huge!

Shannon
Shannon
2 months 10 days ago

A Primal Restaurant? In South Bend, IN? That’s awesome! (Yes, South Bend is actually two words; take it from a born and bred Hoosier who lives in Indianapolis.)

Hopefully they will open a franchise in Indy soon. 🙂

Susan B.
Susan B.
2 months 10 days ago

Congrats on the first PK restaurant, even if it’s nowhere close to NYC.
?Happy Birthday, Mark! ???

Julie
Julie
2 months 10 days ago

You going out there, Mark? I’m scheduled to be in South Bend from the 20th through the 23rd

Bebe
Bebe
2 months 10 days ago

Happy Birthday, Mark! Thanks for all that you do.

I hope an Atlanta based Primal Kitchen is in the near future!

HealthyHombre
HealthyHombre
2 months 10 days ago

Happy 65th (right?) birthday Mark! Waiting for a Primal Kitchen Restaurant to open in Columbus Ohio. You’ll have to come up with some organic buckeye treats (who could pass up on a blend of dark chocolate with peanut or almond butter in the center?). 🙂

wildgrok
wildgrok
2 months 9 days ago

Wow Mark happy birthday, you have a special birthdate:
In order of importance:
– you share it with my grandma (who was a very special woman)
– and with Bastille Day (international day of terrorism)

wildgrok
wildgrok
2 months 9 days ago

Here in Miami waiting for the next opening
I foresee Primal Kitchen stuff cross pollinated with Cuban sandwiches and Media Noches (of course without the bread)

Anthony
Anthony
2 months 9 days ago

This is pretty awesome.
In a perfect world I take a road trip once a year with family to see an Irish football home game. Now the road trip will be even more epic.
The menu looks really fun and I respect you immensely as an entrepreneur Mark. Your willingness to take risk is admirable.
Happy birthday!

Kevin deeth
2 months 9 days ago

Mark,
Will you be in attendance for the Thursday VIP event or Fridays Grand Opening? This is a huge accomplishment for our community that is otherwise overrun with the Standard American Diet and thus chronic health issues.

Faith
2 months 9 days ago

Congratulations, and Happy Birthday Mark!!

Kim
Kim
2 months 8 days ago

I hope you will consider opening a primal kitchen in Canada! Toronto would be a great start!! We are into healthy eating here!!!

zenrose
zenrose
2 months 3 days ago

A big happy birthday! So what time of day were you born Mark? Does that effect your daily cycle? You are a fellow Cancer to be very proud of!

Ion Freeman
25 days 5 hours ago

Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights has had an abandoned Starbucks (they moved up the street) for five years. It’d probably be a great place to put a Primal Kitchen; money with an interest in health. I’d eat there at least once! It would have to be kid-friendly.

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