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NEDERLAND — A new Mid County eatery is hoping to provide the area with healthy food in a fast and affordable manner.

This Fit Fuel opened at 2119 Nederland Avenue this week, and owners Amber Dickerson and Jason Dickerson are excited for their new adventure.

“We serve healthy food at a fast-food-restaurant pace,” Jason Dickerson said. “Aaron Alverson is the inventor of This Fit Fuel and all of the entrees and sides that we sell. The store is originally in Beaumont.”

Jason and Amber worked in the chemical industry before being laid off during the pandemic. Jason met Alverson while working out at a gym in Beaumont. At the time, Alverson had opened his first location in Beaumont and Jason and his wife ate there regularly.

After being laid off, the couple decided to follow their passion of fitness into the restaurant business with Alverson.

“Cooking has always been a passion of mine,” he said. “I was a nutrition coach, a cross fit coach and athlete. This was right up my ally. I knew I could get behind this and promote this and feel good about myself selling it.

“We worked out at Cross Fit Beaumont. He was really inspirational in telling me not to give up. We hadn’t talked for about a year when I lost my job in April. I didn’t know if he would even remember me. I reached out on Facebook and he did.”

Dickerson said he knew Alverson opened a second location in Pearland.

While that location closed during the pandemic,