A Business of Well-being

Well-being or health is a tangible means to happiness. We believe that if you can accomplish just one aspect of healthy living for yourself or the world around you then you’re already making steps towards a better and happier place. Happy + Hale is committed to ensuring our customers, employees, and partners have access to these steps, because we are in the business of well-being.

We make that possible by producing healthy fuel that nourishes the body, fulfills the soul, empowers the community and balances the planet. What is Healthy Fuel you ask? Healthy Fuel is freshly made juice, it’s yoga in the park, it’s hearty protein bowls, it’s supporting community gardens, it’s composting the majority of your waste, it’s everything you need to get yourself to healthy and happy.

 
 
 

What We Care About

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Sustainability

Since our inception we have worked closely with Compost Now to compost both our pre-consumer waste (food scraps) and post-consumer waste (bowls, plates, straws, cups, lids, etc.) and have diverted over 150,000 pounds of waste from the landfill since 2013!

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Urban Farming

Our friend Lester Clay leads the way in his Southeast Raleigh community by teaching kids healthy eating habits + creating jobs through farming. As one of our heroes Ron Finley once said, “if kids grow cucumbers, kids eat cucumbers.”

Healthy Living

In addition to eating your veggies, we believe in the power of physical fitness and the positive impact it can have on your life. Whether it’s sunrise yoga, a high-intensity interval class, or a quick sweat session at O2Fitness, we love anything that gets our endorphins going.

 

Our Story

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Matt Whitley and Tyler Helikson met at NC State University. They lost touch after school, but following a few random, yet serendipitous meetings, they reconnected — and saw an opportunity to improve the world, starting on a corner in downtown Raleigh.

With a tricycle, an electric golf cart, and a website made overnight, they set out to provide a fast, healthy dining option — and Happy+Hale was born.

Today, they're the proud proprietors of a flagship retail shop in the heart of Raleigh, where it all began, and now on Ninth Street in Durham, Main Street in Greenville, SC, and North Hills in Raleigh.

 
 

Meet Our Leaders