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Our Story

Ope’s creates food with a distinct philosophical base. Simply, we are committed to improving the health of our planet and the health of all life that inhabits it.

Ope’s as a business and philosophy, was created by Dr. Richard A. Oppenlander. For the past 40 years, Dr. Oppenlander has studied nutrition, the implications of our dietary choices on the environment, and our food industry. From that research, evolved a broader understanding of the enormous impact our food choices have on many aspects of life. Also apparent is the need for healthier food options and accessibility than what is currently available through fast food outlets, academic institutions, hospitals, and conventional retail outlets. So, Ope’s was created offering a new mode of quick service restaurants, food options that we deserve, and a new program to increase the awareness of the effect our choices have on our planet.

Ope’s has developed and operated the world’s first franchiseable healthy fast food restaurants. Systems of operation, production protocols, and menus including numerous trademarked items were all established. In 2002, though, we closed the restaurants in order to devote our full time and attention to our food production business, Export Ope’s, LLC. Through Export Ope’s, we create our trademarked food items which are available now in universities, selected retail outlets, and corporations. We hope to have our products available everywhere possible. Accompanying these food items is an enlightenment system to elevate consumer awareness regarding food choices.

All Ope’s products conform to the following for very specific reasons based on research, facts, and a belief in a peaceful, healthier planet:

  • Non-GMO
  • Vegetarian
  • No dairy
  • Contain natural occurring phytonutrients
  • No addition of preservatives, additives, colors
  • No refined carbohydrates or processed foods
  • High in natural fiber
  • No cholesterol, saturated or trans fat
  • Proper balance of protein, complex carbohydrates, and essential fatty acids

Why? To understand more, please click on any of these or simply the “why” links in the left hand column of this page.

It is our hope to not only provide you with life enhancing food products, but also to stimulate you with a better understanding of the relationship of your food choices and the impact it has on the health of our planet. Thank you for choosing Ope’s.