The healthy-eating-meets-casual-restaurant chain Chopped Leaf will officially open its first Ontario location in Burlington later this month after having its soft opening during June’s Sound of Music festival.
Chopped Leaf, whose menu offers fresh salads, wraps, soups made on-site and meals that cater to vegetarians and special diets, has more than 55 locations, mainly in western Canada and the U.S., and is headquartered in Oakville.
The Burlington franchise, at 2535 Appleby Line, will have official opening celebrations over the weekend of July 16 and 17 with food samples, contests and prizes.
Items range from about $5 for kids’ menu items up to $8.75 for a build-your-own “whole bowl” made with brown basmati rice and add-ons such as lettuce, beans, assorted vegetables and nuts.
In fact, according to Anna Datri, vice-president of marketing for Chopped Leaf’s parent company, it appears the whole bowls are the popular seller at the Burlington location.
With the product development team located nearby at Oakville headquarters, customers can expect the Burlington store to serve as a test market for new menu items, Datri said.
Along with seating for roughly 30 diners in-store, Chopped Leaf offers the option to order online and pick up viachoppedleaf.ca. The chain also recently launched a location in Waterloo’s Northfield Square.
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