Whole Foods Market co-founder John Mackey has some big plans after he retires from the chain next month. Mackey is reportedly going to help startup Health America LLC in its efforts to build a chain of plant-based restaurants and wellness centers that offer fitness and spa services.

Mackey is listed as a partner in Healthy America LLC, which has raised about $31M from investors earlier this year. The company is full of ex-Whole Foods employees, including CEO Betsy Foster who left the Amazon-owned grocery chain in 2020.

Austin-based Health America is described as an evidence-based lifestyle company that will lead the convergence of culinary, healthcare, and wellness. Healthy America is based in Austin, Texas and staffed by veterans of the high-end grocer.

The first Health America location is expected to be in southern California under the brand name Love Life!…

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