Basil, the quintessential herb of summer, takes center stage on the menu at STACKED: Food Well Built in August with the introduction of five Signature items, including a refreshing shake, a flavorful salad, a robust turkey burger, an inventive Mac ‘n’ Cheese, and a delicious pizza – all infused with subtle appeal of basil.
STACKED: Food Well Built, now with four restaurants in Southern California and more on the way, has attracted widespread acclaim for its inventive culinary twists on American classics of burgers, sandwiches, pizza, salads and mac ‘n’ cheese, and its groundbreaking innovation of allowing guests to customize every aspect of their dining experience. STACKED also offers several Signature items in each menu category that rotate each month.
“At STACKED, we are faithfully ingredient-centric and that applies to both our customizable menu options and our monthly signature dishes,” said Paul Motenko, co-founder, STACKED Restaurants, Inc. “When our culinary team was developing our Signature items for August, we landed on featuring basil, an herb known for its versatility and its ability to subtly enhance a variety of dishes. The result is five, truly inspired recipes that are simultaneously satisfying and refreshing for the hottest days of summer.”
The five Signature items include:
Strawberry Basil Shake: A hint of fresh basil makes this Strawberry Shake even more refreshing.
Strawberry, Basil and Feta Salad: This fresh salad features strawberries, fresh basil and toasted almonds on top of a spring lettuce mix tossed with cranberry Balsamic dressing.
Caprese Turkey Burger: A freshly ground turkey patty is topped with Parmesan bread crumbs, caramelized onions, Applewood smoked bacon, Roma tomatoes, avocado, fresh basil and creamy Burrata, served on a Brioche bun with roasted pepper aioli.
Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Mac ‘n’ Cheese: This Mac combines grape tomatoes and fresh basil with macaroni noodles and a three-cheese blend, and then topped with Mozzarella cheese and Parmesan breadcrumbs.
Tomato, Grilled Corn and Basil Pizza with Burrata: Starting with fresh pizza dough, this pizza is STACKED with Mozzarella cheese, grilled sweet corn, fresh basil, grape tomatoes, red pepper flakes and a rich, creamy Burrata.
STACKED: Food Well Built is a full-service restaurant serving premium-quality, inventive and flavorful American favorites, where iPad technology serves as a platform for customization of incredible appetizers, burgers, pizzas, salads, sandwiches, mac ‘n’ cheese, shakes and desserts. Guests become culinary architects, building their meals exactly the way they want choosing from dozens of fresh ingredients and flavorful house-made sauces. Besides facilitating customization, the innovative ordering approach also lets guests control when they order and pay. And, it gives STACKED team members more time to deliver a greater level of hospitality than in a traditional, full-service restaurant. STACKED also offers a full-bar, replete with multiple, flat screen TVs, and stocked with rotating craft beers, premium wine selections, and top shelf liquor for inventive cocktails.
STACKED: Food Well Built was founded in 2011 by the former co-CEO’s of BJ’s Restaurants, Paul Motenko and Jerry Hennessy, who developed that brand into a national chain. STACKED has restaurants in Torrance, Cerritos, Thousand Oaks and San Diego, with more locations coming soon, including Huntington Beach opening in late fall 2015. For more information about STACKED or employment opportunities, visit stacked.com, facebook.com/stackedrestaurants, twitter.com/foodwellbuilt, or instagram.com/foodwellbuilt.