Checking in With Adam Archuleta: Welcome to the Restaurant Business
by Christina Fankhanel, ASU Walter Cronkite School Class of 2021
Adam Archuleta, former Sun Devil football linebacker and NFL alum, recently embarked on a new entrepreneurial endeavor and opened a CoreLife Eatery, a health food franchise restaurant in Tempe, Arizona.
While looking for his next passion after his football career, Archuleta attended the Franchise Bootcamp hosted by the NFL where attendees had the experience of learning about the ins and outs of a franchise.
"I got kind of a crash course, but I never saw anything that I really believed in and that I wanted to get involved in," said Archuleta.
Later, Archuleta found the perfect opportunity when visiting his in-laws in Ohio. His sister in-law recommended he make a visit to a CoreLife Eatery as she thought it was something right up his alley. It was everything that he had been looking for as someone who likes to eat right but also enjoys food that tastes great.
"It is healthy food, real, scratch-made food not loaded with junk and sodium. It was real good-tasting food. I thought, 'man, there is really not a lot of places like this. I would love to bring it to Arizona,'" said Archuleta.
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CoreLife Eatery, opened its doors in Tempe this past fall in October. The restaurant ensures quality, healthy food with an executive team member who goes through the menu to make sure the recipes do not include unhealthy ingredients.
Archuleta said his passion for CoreLife Eatery is rooted from the fact that the food made at CoreLife Eatery is real food, not processed, fresh, never frozen and at a great value.
"It is good, clean food, it is fresh, that if you ate there every day, you'd feel better at the end of the month than you did before. It kind of puts everything into one package," said Archuleta.
From a college to professional football player to a CBS commentator, and now a franchise partner. Archuleta attributed his business work ethic to his football experience and lessons he learned on and off the field.
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"My entire ASU experience kind of set the foundation of the rest of my life," said Archuleta.