Originally from upstate New York, Scott and Kelsey Searles could have chosen any location in the US to open their first CoreLife Eatery. They chose Murfreesboro TN as their first location – but they chose to call Franklin home.
“While traveling around, we fell in love with Middle TN, and decided to make this home for ourselves and now 5-year-old daughter, Quinn. This was 3 years ago, and we’ve never looked back.”
The husband and wife team opened their first CoreLife location in 2019 off Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.
With the Searles living in Franklin, they felt it would be a good site for their second store.
“We were really drawn to Franklin because there’s so much to do. We are a stone’s throw away from farms and the country, but then we have easy access to a big city. The topper was really the people and with a young family, it’s the perfect place.”
The couple had been actively searching for their second location in Williamson County and were deep into the lease and architectural process when Covid hit. They decided to forge ahead, and they just opened their newest location off Cool Springs Blvd. in early October.
CoreLife Eatery’s foundation is healthy great tasting ingredients with a focus on speed and convenience without sacrificing nutritional value.
The menu is fresh and approachable offering Green, Grain and Warm Rice bowls. You can select from the menu or opt for the BYOB – build your own bowl. The menu consists of plant-strong bases like kale and romaine, warm organic grains and rice noodles paired with proteins like grass-fed steak, tuna poke, pork and chicken. Some of their signature bowls are the Tuna Poke, Spicy Thai Chicken and Rice Noodles and Tri Tip Steak and rice. A variety of tacos like tuna, chicken and pork are an added bonus to the menu along with signature bone broth bowls. All bowls are gluten free and vegan options are also available. Menu items are responsibly sourced and GMO Free.
It is important to the Searles to stay involved in their community.
CoreLife partnered with One Gen Away as their first initiative to give back to the community. They offered a “Pay What You Can” approach to giving on opening day. After your order was rung up at the cash register, what you selected to pay was made in a donation to One Gen. The brand-new eatery raised $6,875 for this worthy cause helping so many that are hungry in Williamson County and beyond.
“This is our first opportunity to partner with One Gen. We knew of the organization through some past events and friends. We like to partner with a local organization located within our immediate community. Many people underestimate hunger in our country and right here in Franklin. Any time we can raise awareness and funds to help organizations such as One Gen, we do,” said Kelsey.
The Covid-19 pandemic has been difficult on so many family owned businesses. But the Searles have been blessed.
“We’ve been blessed to keep our doors open and keep feeding people healthy and nourishing food,” Said Kelsey.
“CoreLife Eatery fits really well with the pandemic,” said Scott.
“There is a core group of people who have always known how important eating healthy is to your overall wellness. It has been steadily growing over the years, but now there is a whole new wave of people starting to see the value and importance of it. We are structured to be a COVID-friendly business, having plenty of open dining space -including a 1200 sq ft park-side patio, and an easy to use app for curbside pick-up, delivery, and contactless takeout.”
CoreLife Eatery is located at 401 B Cool Spring Blvd #220 Franklin, TN. For more information, check out www.corelifeeatery.com or call 615-387-9996.