If you haven’t sat down to a prepared meal in the Whole Foods Market Pinecrest location lately, you’re in for treat. The Pinecrest store now boasts a new and improved Self Service Hot Bar in the Prepared Foods section; alongside the frequented salad and olive bars. With two dozen steam wells and nine soup wells, the new hot bar is bigger and better than ever, offering a wide-variety of selections to please even the pickiest of palates.

Sold by the pound, Whole Foods Market’s freshly prepared foods are created daily by in-store chefs using natural ingredients, including natural meats and poultry and cage-free eggs. The menu combines the sophistication and diversity of a high-quality restaurant, with the convenience and value of eating at home.

“Our in-store chefs cook to the neighborhood, allowing the flavor of the community to shine through,” says Pinecrest’s Prepared Foods Team Leader, Peter Fong. “Our expanded menu features items that prove popular amongst our customers, and offer international flavors, as well as healthy options that are nutrient dense and low in fat.”

The Self Service Hot Bar is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., with hot breakfast items served from 8 – 10:30 a.m. The expanded menu can be found under the “Daily Menu” section of the store website at www.wholefoodsmarket.com/pinecrest.

Whole Foods Market Pinecrest is located at 11701 S. Dixie Highway. Telephone: 305-971-0900.

About Whole Foods Market®

Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company’s motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 64,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 14 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2011, the company had sales of more than $10 billion and currently has more than 315 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.