Fuel to Fit Founder Franchesca Gonzales.
Tempe-based Fuel to Fit experiences exponential growth
When Fuel to Fit founder Franchesca Gonzales left the banking industry four years ago to start her own health-driven meal prep company, she could not have imagined how the company would take off —becoming one of the longest standing and fastest growing meal prep companies in the valley today. Tempe-based Fuel to Fit has used its success to develop a new arm of its company, Tasty Pet, which upcycles unused healthy food from the meal packages to create fresh and wholesome meals for four-legged friends.“We’re really proud of what we’re doing here. It’s important to us to make a difference in people’s lives by making healthy eating convenient, affordable and delicious,” says Gonzales, who started her company as a one-woman show working out of a shared kitchen and has since expanded to her own 4,000-square-foot facility. “People are busier than ever these days. We’re so happy that our customers trust us to make and deliver great food, and it feels good to be able to give any unused product new purpose — to healthfully fuel our pets!”
Fuel to Fit offers healthy pre-packed meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as snack packs, sides such as salads, baked sweet potatoes, and broccoli florets, and even healthy options for the kids. Customers can choose individual meals (with menus changing weekly) or select from a variety of plans. Each meal is prepared using high-quality ingredients with macros and nutritional content in mind, and guests can customize their orders to be dairy-free, beef-, fish-, or shellfish-free, low carb, and more. Fuel to Fit even has a comprehensive retail marketplace that offers healthy grocery staples and unique, hard-to-find artisan foods that customers can add to their delivery order, and every order is delivered by Fuel to Fit team members, not third party organizations. Fuel to Fit further sets itself apart by providing customers with delivery options twice a week, versus one, and a convenient storefront for walk-in customers.
With the success of Fuel to Fit, Gonzales wanted to be proactive about eliminating waste. Thus Tasty Pet was born, utilizing the same high-quality ingredients used in the meal packages, and made just for Fido. Owners can select pets choices for their pets such as the Bow Wow Chicken, Turkey Delish, and Tasty Beef & Veggie. Each Tasty Pet meal is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by AAFCO Dog Food nutrient profiles for all life stages.
In celebration of the company’s rapid success as well as the launch of Tasty Pet, Fuel to Fit is offering new clients $15 off their first order (of $40 or more) when using CODE: Tasty15 online. For more information or to order, visit www.fueltofit.com.