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Elon Musk's Brother to Sell Organic Fast Food

The Kitchenette will open in Memphis in August
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2016 8:53 AM CDT

(Newser) – Healthy food might finally be as affordable as a Big Mac. Elon Musk's brother plans to open a healthy fast-food restaurant in August with each menu item costing $5 or less, reports Food & Wine. The Kitchenette—the brainchild of 43-year-old Kimbal Musk and co-founder Hugo Matheson—is set to open in Memphis' Shelby Farms Park and will rely on local, fresh foods. Musk—who co-founded a small chain of community restaurants called The Kitchen—wants to stick with certified organic ingredients from local farmers, though Quartz notes he'll have to use in-season ingredients to keep prices low.

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"People are overweight and starving at the same time," Musk tells Tech Insider. "People want real food," he says. "The demand for it is through the roof." Other healthy fast food places, however, offer meals for about $10, per Quartz. The Kitchenette's customers will choose from $5 soups, salads, and sandwiches, and can eat on a patio or the surrounding park lawn. Musk—who attended the French Culinary Institute after years of working in Silicon Valley with his brother—hopes to open more locations in the future, but those plans are TBD. (At this restaurant, clothing is optional.)

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