operating companies


MDO Holdings operates companies and franchises that are focused on authentically integrating with their respective communities. Though varied in nature, all companies strive to make a positive impact while stimulating creative thought and healthy activity. 



O2 Fitness started in 2002 as a place for Raleigh locals to get in shape while having access to better equipment, classes and personal training services. Since 2002, we’ve grown to 24 locations throughout the North Carolina & South Carolina. We are dedicated to offering the ultimate fitness experience. We have something for everyone and can tailor programs to help you meet your health and fitness goals. O2 Fitness is a local company who cares about our community and giving back and you will often see us out and about supporting local events and charities. We’re here to help our members and our community!

The O2 Promise: We are unlike any gym, health club or fitness center you have ever experienced in the Triangle, Wilmington and Charleston areas. We promise to provide a welcoming, motivating and clean environment with a professional and caring staff all helping you achieve real results.



With energizing rides tailored to all fitness and experience levels, CycleBar® will inspire you, motivate you and prepare you to face your day head on.  MDO Holdings, combined with its two joint venture partners, is the largest Cyclebar franchisee.


happy + Hale

Happy + Hale provides fresh, healthy and delicious fuel so you can be the best version of yourself. 

Well-being or health is a tangible means to Happiness. We believe that if you can accomplish just one aspect of healthy living for yourself or the world around you then you’re already making steps towards a better and happier place. Happy + Hale is committed to ensuring our customers, employees, and partners have access to these steps, because we are in the business of well-being.

We make that possible by producing healthy fuel that nourishes the body, fulfills the soul, empowers the community and balances the planet. What is Healthy Fuel you ask? Healthy Fuel is freshly made juice, it’s yoga in the park, it’s hearty protein bowls, it’s supporting community gardens, it’s composting the majority of your waste, it’s everything you need to get yourself to healthy and happy.


rise franchisee

Rise serves Southern Biscuits, Righteous Chicken and Sweet Stuff all day long, waitstaff-free and with a swift service line. Our fluffy, buttermilk biscuits are made from scratch every thirty minutes and are filled with savory ingredients ranging from crispy bacon and country sausage to fried green tomatoes and our famous Righteous Chicken. What makes our chicken Righteous? It’s tenderized, brined in buttermilk, fried to golden-brown perfection and then served on a biscuit or as strips with your choice of toppings and sauces. No meal is complete without an order of Cheddar Tots, our signature cheesy, Idaho potato treats. Top off your Rise adventure with Counter Culture Coffee and Sweet Stuff including fruit fritters, cinnamon biscuit rolls and our creative sweets like the Strawberry Upside-Down Biscuit.

Midtown Yoga

Midtown Yoga will open in Raleigh's North Hills Shopping Center in late 2017. Operated by one of Raleigh's leading yogi's, Emily Wallace, Midtown Yoga will provide a unique and transformative yoga experience. Emily has traveled the world to teach and to learn yoga in order to cater new yoga experiences for men and women of all ages.


Parlor blow dry bar

At Parlor, we make bad hair days—and the countless hours you’ve spent trying to avoid them—a thing of the past. Whether it’s a part of your weekly beauty regimen, an occasional indulgence or styling for a special occasion, our expert stylists are poised to pamper you and primp your hair to perfection.

Who says your locks should only look their most luscious after you’ve spent hours and oodles on a color and cut? The stylists of Parlor believe you deserve to look and feel your best anytime and all the time. So we’ve taken the luxury of the salon experience and shifted the focus on affordable blowouts and styling.



Taylor Group is an independent insurance firm creating custom insurance and risk management programs for Commercial Clients. 

Durham Food Hall

Ten of the area’s most talented chefs all under one roof! Inspired to create food and drink concepts using fresh local ingredients, and an emphasis on sustainable, organic practices.

An incubator for local culinary talent, Durham Food Hall provides a space for chefs to experiment and collaborate. Small menus focus on high-quality dishes and the freshest ingredients in a casual setting (and a casual price point!).

Durham Food Hall is open all day for dining, drinks, celebrations, meetings, a quiet place to work or a quick bite on the go.