Headquartered in Chicago, this health-oriented concept was launched in 2011 by former McDonald’s executives Mike Roberts and Mike Donahue. An acronym for “love your food every day,” LYFE features a menu of gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian dishes that have 600 calories or less, 1000 milligrams of sodium or less, and contain little to no white sugar or trans fatty acids. Chefs Tal Ronnen, a vegan proponent, and Art Smith, who worked with Oprah Winfrey, consult with LYFE executive Jeremy Bringardner. They deliver what Donahue calls, “great-tasting, convenient, affordable food that’s very good for you.” LYFE has two units in Illinois, four in California and three opening soon in Dallas. The chain is aiming for 13 locations by year’s end.