True Food Kitchen, a casual-dining chain that focuses on health and well-being, plans to open its first limited-service restaurant this summer in Tempe, Ariz.
True Food To Go will be located at 950 S. Mill Ave south of University Drive. It will feature a walk-up counter, self-checkout, and shelves to pick-up online orders. It will also offer indoor and outdoor seating and a grass area for picnicking.
The menu will feature favorites from the full-service restaurant as well as new items including flatbreads, build-your-own-protein plates, and breakfast items that will be available all day. It will also offer several slushes with the option to spike them with alcohol. The restaurant will also offer beer and wine available for takeout and delivery.
Restaurateur Sam Fox and Andrew Weil founded the concept in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2008, focused on food that adheres to the anti-inflammatory diet that Weil developed. Fox sold the concept to P.F. Chang’s in 2012 and it is now owned by consortium that includes Centerbridge Partners L.P., HumanCo and Manna Tree. It has grown to 43 locations in 17 states.
“We are thrilled to bring our first takeout-only location to Tempe, as part of our ongoing efforts to provide True Food Kitchen fans with even more ways to enjoy our brand,” the chain’s new CEO, John Williams, who was appointed last month said in a press release announcing the new location. “Tempe is a vibrant, thriving city close to our brand roots and we are excited to become part of the community. This new takeout location will allow us to offer our delicious handcrafted food and beverages to more people in the greater Phoenix area.”
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