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A Hyde Park restaurant specializing in healthy fast food is coming to Hobart.
The Litehouse Whole Foods Grill will soon be on S. Lake Park Ave. 1403B across from St. Mary Medical Center. The restaurant offers wraps, salads, bowls, burritos, tacos, nachos and fettuccini alfredo bowls.
The offer includes a jerk chicken bowl, a chicken thai wrap, sweet potato fries, fries and guac or a fire-fired salmon salad with blackened salmon, rotini noodles, romaine lettuce, tomato, mozzarella cheese and homemade honey mustard dressing.
“Fast food kills people,” said Ronald Edwards, Hobart manager of Litehouse Whole Foods Grill. “Instead, we hope to help them live. Instead of being unhealthy, we hope to offer organic, nutritious foods.”
Litehouse opened its first location on East 55th Street in Hyde Park on Chicago’s South Side in 2012. In 2018 it opened a second location.
The restaurant always had a higher purpose.
“Litehouse wanted to be more than just a restaurant,” said Edwards. “In Hyde Park they employed ex-convicts, teenagers, troubled teenagers and other people who wanted the light in their lives. It fed the homeless. You could come in and get a free meal without question. Litehouse always tried to join the community help and be extremely good for the community, a light for the community. “