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New restaurant raises $9,600 for Buffalo City Mission

A new restaurant that offers healthy options is coming to Western New York, and on the first day it opens up shop, the eatery will help raise money for the City of Good Neighbors.

CLARENCE, NY — A new restaurant that offers healthy options is already making a good impression on the City of Good Neighbors.

CoreLife Eatery hosted "Pay What You Choose Day" on Thursday, where all proceeds went to the Buffalo City Mission.

Officials say they raised $9,600 for the city mission.

CoreLife Eatery, restaurant with 14 locations nationwide offers a variety of greens, grains and broth-based dishes, opens at 5175 Transit Road in Clarence.

The eatery brings together scratch cooking with a fast, casual service line for a healthy and affordable eating, officials say. All foods are free of trans fats, artificial colors, sweeteners, other artificial additives and GMO’s. It uses few ingredients with gluten. The restaurant serves salads, bowls and soups, and focuses on the use of vegetables, protein and grains.

“Customers have been trained to believe that healthy food cannot taste good, but we are debunking that myth,” Todd Mansfield, partner and Wellness Champion for CoreLife Eatery, said in a statement. “We create our menu from fresh and simple, top quality ingredients that taste great and our customers want to eat.”

CoreLife isn't new to Upstate New York — it has two locations in Rochester and one in Syracuse. It expects to expand to 300 locations across the nation over the next five years.