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Oprah Winfrey Invests in True Food Kitchen

Oprah Winfrey is expanding her empire into healthy eating by investing in the restaurant-chain True Food Kitchen, CNN Money reports. 

Winfrey will be joining the board of directors for the chain, which is based in Phoenix, Arizona, and will work closely with its leadership team.

“When I first dined at True Food Kitchen, I was so impressed with the team’s passion for healthy eating and, of course, the delicious food, that I knew I wanted to be part of the company’s future,” Winfrey said in a press release.

The mogul’s investment will help the True Food Kitchen expand to more states. It currently has 23 locations in 10 states since it was founded in 2008, per reports.

Winfrey made waves in 2015 when she bought a 10% stake in Weight Watchers for $43.5 million. Her investment in the lifestyle company helped its stock performance and despite dumping shares in March,  her stake in the company is at $400 million, per CNN Money.

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