NBA player Kyle Kuzma is diversifying his portfolio.

According to a press release, Kuzma has secured a franchise expansion deal with Mahana Fresh, a “fast-casual restaurant” that offers build-your-own gluten-free rice, noodle and salad bowls.

“The franchise expansion with Mahana Fresh represents my commitment to creating opportunities, fostering growth, and making a meaningful impact,” said Kuzma in a press release. “I’m looking forward to working with Mahana Fresh to help strategically scale their business so we can bring delicious, nutritious options to more neighborhoods across the country, promoting a healthier lifestyle for everyone.”


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Through the partnership, Mahana Fresh aims to double down on their dedication to delivering nutritious and delicious meals to consumers.

“I eagerly anticipate the growth of our brand alongside Kyle and embarking on this journey together,” said Dave Wood, CEO of Mahana Fresh, in a press release. “This partnership signifies our commitment to making healthy food accessible to everyone, and Kyle’s passion for health and wellness perfectly aligns with our brand values.”

What’s more, the first location under Kuzma’s belt is set to open in Tysons Corner, VA, nearby his home, Franchise Times reports. Additionally, there already more restaurants that will be reaching new markets, with a second expansion planned for Scottsdale, AZ.

In total, the franchise agreement will open 35 stores.

“Working with a brand that is in the early stages of expansion is exciting as I have an opportunity to play a direct role in the future growth of the business. Although the prospect of opening multiple stores nationwide is a sizeable undertaking, it also presents the potential for significant returns and I’m looking forward to putting in the work to make it a success,” explained Kuzma, Franchise Times reports.