Robyn Wallace, co-owner of the new Local Green food truck at Disney Springs, never imagined herself launching a food business. She studied science and analytics in college, and her plan was to become a doctor. But life has a way of taking us in unexpected directions, and Robyn has spent the bulk of her career focused on chronic health issues in communities, specifically related to the accessibility of healthy food.
In 2017, she put that passion into practice when, alongside her husband and business partner Zak Wallace, she launched Local Green, a fast-casual restaurant in Atlanta focused on healthier food choices. Now she’s bringing that same passion to Walt Disney World, with the debut this month of the second Local Green location – a food truck at Disney Springs!
Local Green Orlando features vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian dishes, bringing even more healthy options to Walt Disney World guests. “We want folks to know you don’t have to sacrifice your taste for health,” Robyn said.
As a Black female business owner and mother, Robyn faced unique challenges throughout her entrepreneurship journey. To learn more about her story and welcome Local Green to Disney Springs, Rosalyn Durant, senior vice president, Walt Disney World Resort, recently met with Robyn.
In the video, Robyn shares insights about what it meant to bring her business to Disney World, her advice for women who want to follow in her footsteps and more.
Guests can check out the Local Green Orlando food truck and sample its many delicious menu items on the West Side of Disney Springs.