Whole Foods started its first store in Austin, Texas, in 1980. The food retailer is known for its organic foods—and high prices.
The nickname “Food Hole” was applied by at least 1995. Other Whole Foods nicknames include “Whole Wallet” (since 2001) and “Whole Paycheck” (since 1994).
Wikipedia: Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods MarketNASDAQ: WFMI) is an Austin, Texas-based foods grocer. As of September 2007, the company operates over 270 locations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Whole Foods Market is a food retailer of “natural” and organic products including produce, seafood, grocery, meat and poultry, bakery, prepared foods and catering, beer, wine, cheese, whole body, floral, pet products, and household products. The company also sells a selection of conventional national brands. The company is consistently ranked among the most socially responsible businesses and recently placed second on the US Environmental Protection Agency’s list of Top 25 Green Power Partners.
Whole Foods - ArborWiki
Whole Foods has been accused, at the corporate level, of union-busting; labor activists in Ann Arbor have disappointedly watched union drives at other Whole Foods locations falter.
Aka Whole Paycheck, The Food Hole.
Google Groups: austin.food
From: John Joseph Medway
Date: Thurs, Jul 6 1995 12:00 am
Email: (John Joseph Medway)
Groups: austin.food, austin.general
BTW: This does not happen with cheese from Food Hole, so it’s not my fridge. It must be the sanitation (or lack thereof) or poor temperature and quality control at Central Market. I’ve also heard jokes about their cheeses turning into “exotic polymers”, so there’s something others are seeing as well.
Disclaimer: This note was inspired by the 10th time I’ve had to throw dead Central Market cheese away. At least I had the Whole Foods cheeses from a couple of days before. Otherwise hunger would make me even more cranky.
Google Groups: rec.food.drink.beer
From: Randal Chapman
Date: Thurs, Feb 11 1999 12:00 am
Email: “Randal Chapman”
I usually go to Whole Foods (aka - The Food Hole) to buy my beer because they have an awesome selection and the guy who buys the beer there knows me, and I know he keeps his stock fresh.
Whole Foods (a/k/a The Food Hole, nyuk nyuk) is right down the street from me, so I get a few pots worth of their Extra Dark French Roast a couple times a week.
posted by Little Durian at 03:12PM UTC on November 16, 2004
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