My Fit Foods abruptly announces the closing of all stores nationwide
Another company bites the dust. According to this Biz Journal report My Fit Foods is closing all stores nationwide.
My Fit Foods, an Austin healthy prepared meals company that had seen some setbacks while rolling out locations in other cities and battling another local competitor for market share, has closed all of its locations.
In tersely worded notice on the company’s website posted over the weekend, the company thanked its customers. “Since 2006 My Fit Foods has been on a mission to make healthy eating easy and accessible for everyone… it is with a heavy heart that we announce the closure of all our stores,” the notice said.
The company had more than 50 locations in five states, and had opened a 30,000-square-foot central kitchen in 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas, to prepare meals daily for its 38 Texas and Oklahoma locations.
My Fit Foods, founded in 2006, moved its corporate headquarters from Houston to Austin in 2013 to 5000 Plaza on the Lake near the Pennybacker Bridge on Loop 360. The company was led by CEO David Goronkin, who came in after founder Mario Mendias was arrested in 2015 and charged with possession of a controlled substance after a disturbance at a downtown Austin hotel.
KPRC-TV reported that all employees were let go Sunday without warning. The TV station said its crews visited several My Fit Foods locations Sunday evening and all were closed with a sign announcing the closure on the front door.