An on-demand delivery startup has started selling healthy fast-food out of a former McDonald's


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Head Chef Scott Wiese whips up a batch of modified French toast in the Mealmade kitchen.


Jeff Nobbs, founder and CEO of on-demand food delivery startup Mealmade, is working to upgrade fast-food out of the most ironic of places: an abandoned McDonald's restaurant.

Founded in 2015 out of the on-demand mecca that is San Francisco, Mealmade caters to the customers whose specialized diets (think paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free) are ignored by most delivery apps, Nobbs says. Every dish is is made to order, cooked with healthy fats, and uses ingredients picked from farms within 200 miles, sometimes the day before.

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The startup recently converted a former McDonald's restaurant into its new headquarters. Business Insider had the chance to go behind the kitchen doors and try the food. Take a look.