The Fresh Diet nominated for boosting US economy

The Fresh Diet, America’s premier diet meal-delivery plan, are one of five finalists recently named by Inc. Magazine in their search for the Next Economy Hero. The competition, hosted by Inc. and its partner SAP, is heralding select companies and their respective CEO’s, that have made a continued positive contribution to the U.S. economy. The Fresh Diet and the four other front-runners chosen: Shenandoah Growers Inc., Monogram Foods, KaTom Restaurant Supply and Big Ass Fans, were selected from 250 Inc. Magazine Economy Hero applicants:

“Inc. and SAP were in pursuit of finding companies that have been assisting in getting the country out of a recession by providing jobs, innovative work, and possible new business models,” says Inc. Navigator CEO, Steve Kimball. “And, The Fresh Diet, who has been growing progressively despite the current economic climate, truly impressed us. They met the competitive criteria and are now competing for a grand prize valued at $250,000 that includes tools such as Inc. Navigator and SAP’s Business by Design program, that will assist them in growing their business faster, with a continuance to make a difference in this market.”

“We’re in good company,” says The Fresh Diet CEO, Zalmi Duchman . “We’re honored to be one of Inc. Magazine’s 5 finalists recognized for economic growth and stimulus, all the while providing a quality product that benefits our end-users health and overall well-being.”

Inc. Magazine’s Economy Hero will be announced on the main stage during Inc.’s Growco Conference, on April 7, 2011, at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada. The grand prize winner will receive national recognition, as well as business tools and advisory services from Inc., SAP and Inc. Navigator, valued at $250,000.

The Fresh Diet hand-delivers three, freshly-prepared, meals and two snacks each day, offering clients delicious, healthy meals that are never frozen, freeze-dried or vacuum-packed. An innovator in the diet delivery service category, The Fresh Diet provides members with an online meal planner and hands-on control over their service plan. The Fresh Diet chefs can accommodate certain food allergies, dietary restrictions and personal taste preferences. Founded in 2005 by Zalmi Duchman and Yosef Schwartz, a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef, The Fresh Diet is now available in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, New Jersey, New York, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Southern California, Southern Florida, and Washington D.C. For more information, please visit,,

Authored by: Sean McInnes

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