Saturday, April 08, 2006

O'Naturals

Spicy udon noodles with snow peas, zucchini and carrots; a crunchy organic salad with apples...but Kate, that isn't your dishware! Where did this picture come from? Who made this yummy-looking lunch?

Why, O'Naturals, ladies and gents. The new organic fast food chain.

Here's what treehugger.com had to say about the new, fast-growing quick stop:

As the first organic fast-food restaurant, O’Natural’s has a pretty simple concept: Provide people with food that’s 100% food. With four locations (two in Massachusetts and two in Maine) the business is growing quite quickly and one quick look at the menu explains why. It’s comprised of Flatbread Sandwiches, salads, soups, Asian noodles and assorted breakfast items as well. Pizza is served after 4pm and a kid’s menu is also available. Clearly, the Flatbread Sandwiches are a favorite on the menu as the selection is quite distinct. Anything from a Chicken TMB (free roaming chicken breast meat with balsamic vinaigrette, tomatoes mozzarella and basil) to a Wild West (wild prairie raised bison meatloaf, roasted red peppers, cheddar and mustard) to a Mediterranean (organic hummus, lettuce, red onion, roasted red peppers and Swiss) can be found here. The cafĂ© is designed to be a quick stop for people in a hurry, but the leather couches and pleasant atmosphere might make you want to stay. The people behind this great idea are Gary Hirshberg, President and CEO of the successful Stonyfield Farm, Pam Solo, President of the Institute for Civil Society (ICS) and Mac McCabe, Consultant to ICS. Here’s food for thought - they are now offering franchising options (hmm…).

3 comments:

Joe said...

Sounds like a cool place!

mom said...

...does franchising options involve a loan??? Oh, dear...

Angela said...

I want!