Fried chicken sandwich

Fried chicken sandwich

Former Costco exec launches certified-organic concept

The Organic Coup, founded by Erica Welton, taps consumer demand for certified organic ingredients

Erica Welton, a former food buyer for Costco Wholesale Corp., has opened what she says is the nation’s first ‘certified organic fast-food’ concept.

The Organic Coup opened in Pleasanton, Calif., on Nov. 10, offering a focused menu of fried chicken sandwiches, wraps and bowls. All ingredients are certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers, or CCOF, a trade association and certifying agency accredited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National

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