The wildly popular St. Louis based Crushed Red Urban Bake and Chop Shop, which recently introduced its innovative “Artisan Fast” concept to franchisees, will open six new restaurants over the next four and a half years in the Denver and Boulder, Colorado areas. “Our concept highlights made-to-order chopped salads and whole grain pizzas that appeal to both the heath-conscious and to those who just want a delicious meal that’s quickly prepared,” states founder Chris LaRocca. “We’re excited about our expansion into Colorado with JAM Mgmt and are looking forward to bringing Crushed Red to even more areas in 2015 and 16.”
But LaRocca has even more to be happy about. Crushed Red is set to open three new company owned stores in 2015 in the St. Louis area and has caught the eye of international investors looking to franchise Crushed Red in the Middle East.
The popular concept is one where guests can create their own organically dressed chopped salads and individual pizzas from a variety of fresh toppings or they can choose one of Crushed Red’s Urban Crafted creations. Additionally, guests can select from the all-natural soups (three offered daily) or unique appetizers the restaurant dubs “shareables.” The food preparation is fast – with pizzas delivered straight to your table in about 5 minutes – and comfortable interiors that invite guests to linger and relax, even if they’re in a hurry.
Not only is Crushed Red committed to an outstanding customer experience, but to the environment as well: the restaurants are 100% sustainable with certification from the Green Dining Alliance. They feel that being sustainable is not only the right thing to do, but also something their guests appreciate and feel good about.
Crushed Red’s unique concept has made them a huge favorite in the St. Louis area garnering “Best Fast Casual Restaurant” and “Best Local Restaurant Chain” awards from the Riverfront Times and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Go Magazine respectively.
This exciting franchise opportunity is being offered to investors nationwide. Visit http://www.crushed-red.com for more information.
Founded in St. Louis by veteran restaurateur Chris LaRocca and father and son entrepreneurs Ralph Kalish, Jr. and Powell Kalish, Crushed Red is a completely new restaurant concept that fills the need for truly delicious, healthful foods that are served as quickly as their unhealthy counterparts. Much more than another fast casual concept, Crushed Red is the first entry in the emerging Artisan Fast category. Their menu was developed by people with years of culinary experience, master craftsman who pride themselves on quality and taste.