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Interesting facts about GMOs

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GMOs are a topic that has been popping up more and more in the food media lately.  It is tough to find pure information on GMOs that is just reporting facts, which is why I found this article interesting.  It lists out 20 common GMO questions and has not only answers but more supporting information.  Like all things food related, I think folks should absorb all the facts they can in order to make an informed choice for their life.  Issues like GMOs are never black and white.

Happy Holidays!

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Happy Holidays from Modmarket.  We have so much to be thankful for and we hope you do as well.  Our stores will be closing at 5pm on December 24th and will be closed on December 25th.

Cost to eat healthier? $1.50 per day

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A cool study made the rounds this week that illustrated how eating better for you would only set you back about an additional $1.50 per day.  While there are definitely some folks who cannot afford that, I believe a majority can.  Look how many people figured out how to purchase smart phone data plans in the last few years which, at least every one I have ever seen, cost more than $1.50 per day.  What did people cut out of their lives to afford that?  Given the connection between quality of diet and quality of life, $1.50 per day seems like a small price to pay in order to eat better.

Mark Bittman shares our views on a healthy diet

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Great article today in the NYT by Mark Bittman about how simple it is to actually eat a better diet.  He says:

Many people have the gnawing feeling that “nothing” is fit, safe, wise or ethical to eat, and the $61 billion diet industry encourages us to dwell on this uncertainty. We buy too much of the wrong stuff because it is affordable, satisfying, plentiful and aggressively marketed. Then we seek the cure for what that toxic regimen causes. It’s a dizzying merry-go-round

We couldn’t agree more.  In fact, it is one reason we started Modmarket.  He also writes:

I asked Marion Nestle, who is among the wisest and sanest people I know when it comes to nutrition, how she might sum up dietary advice, and after noting that not much has changed since the ‘50s, she said: “The basic principles — then and now — are variety (eat many different kinds of foods to get all needed nutrients), balance (don’t eat too much of any one food category, especially meat, dairy and junk foods) and moderation (balance calories). To these, we can add: Eat more fruits and vegetables.

That pretty much sums up the menu at Modmarket – a variety of simple, whole foods with reasonable portion sizes and lots of fruits and vegetables.   We post nutritional data for every single item but we don’t obsess on what the numbers end up being.  We have amazing options for vegans, vegetarians, paleos and gluten free folks, however, it is the not then entire menu and most can be achieved through simple substitutions.  Our food looks good, tastes good and makes you feel good.  All of this achieved using basic cooking techniques, simple recipes and whole ingredients.  People always ask what kind of food we serve and we never know what to say.  Sure, the food is ‘healthy’ if you mean that you can eat it everyday and it will not harm you.  But it is not ‘health food’.  To us, it’s just food.  Nourishment that makes your body happy right when you consume it, an hour later and a year later.  Hopefully more people adopt Bittman’s view that:

And yet it’s the simple advice — the eat less meat and junk, eat more plants — that’s going to make the biggest difference, because not only will more doctors and other advice-givers preach it but more people will also be able to heed it.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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We are thankful for every person who dines with us. We know you have a lot of options, and the simple fact that you return to our restaurant, no matter how often, is truly amazing and deeply appreciated. We hope you have a beautiful day of good food, family, love and gratitude (and a little football, too). Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

Modmarket is coming to Denver International Airport

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We are beyond excited to announce that Modmarket is coming to DIA. For years we have traveled through the airport wishing there was a better option (especially for early AM flights). Now we are making it happen. See our press release below:

Modmarket to Open Restaurant in Denver International Airport

Brings Total Number of Metro-Denver Area Locations to Seven

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Modmarket, a rapidly growing fast casual restaurant company offering healthy, delicious, affordable food at six metro-Denver area locations, announced today their plan to open a new location at Denver International Airport (DIA).

Modmarket DIA, which is scheduled to open in the spring of 2014, will be located in the Concourse B Food Court, home to the United/Continental Airlines hub. The DIA location will be operated through a partnership with Tastes on the Fly, a national airport restaurant operator. Currently, Tastes on the Fly operates 12 restaurants in airports throughout the country, including those in San Francisco International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport and John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.

Modmarket DIA will be open daily, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Modmarket offers farm fresh food for the modern lifestyle, making a quick meal out healthy, delicious and affordable. Using simple, whole ingredients, sourced from a thoughtful collection of traceable regional and local suppliers, all dishes are made from scratch in open kitchens. Modmarket’s seasonal menu brings scratch-made, farm fresh food to diners for under $10 in less than 10 minutes. In addition, Modmarket’s recipes cater to many dietary preferences as well as the mainstream population.

“This is a very exciting step not only for our Company but also for travelers at DIA. Everyone knows it is virtually impossible to find healthy food in airports. This partnership pairs Modmarket’s healthy and tasty food with Tastes on the Fly’s airport operational expertise to deliver travelers nutritious and satisfying options before their flights,” explained Anthony Pigliacampo, Modmarket co-founder.

“We are excited to join other local Denver-area companies at DIA, such as Root Down and Udi’s, to promote the fact that part of Colorado’s healthy lifestyle is a commitment to sustainable dining, even when traveling,” Pigliacampo said.

About Modmarket

Denver-based Modmarket, a rapidly growing fast-casual, healthy restaurant company, currently operates six restaurants throughout the metro-Denver area. The Company expects to open at least six locations in Colorado and Texas during 2014. Founded by two health conscious, active entrepreneurs who were frustrated by the lack of healthy dining options, Modmarket delivers farm-to-table food in a fast, affordable format that fits with today’s modern lifestyle. Modmarket, named a “Hot Concept” by Nation’s Restaurant News in 2013, plans continued growth throughout the nation while changing customer expectations of what a $10 dining experience can offer.

Brand Colorado

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We are thrilled to be part of the new Brand Colorado.  More to come on how we will be involved, but we wanted to share this awesome video about the initiative.