Healthy craft eatery, Original ChopShop, plans to expand in the Phoenix area, starting with an opening in Queen Creek on 21227 S. Ellsworth Loop Road.
The Queen Creek location will open in late April, marking its fourth location. Three more locations are planned to open this year in the neighborhoods of Arcadia, Paradise Valley and North Scottsdale. Original ChopShop currently has restaurants in Scottsdale, Tempe and Chandler.
Hargett Hunter acquired Original ChopShop last year from founders Ryan and Caitlin Jocque, who opened the first restaurant in 2013. The restaurant provides a warm, welcoming place where people can come as they are and fuel their well-being with nutritious, flavorful food. The menu offers protein bowls, juices, shakes, salads and sandwiches that are made from scratch with fresh preparation and quality ingredients.
With Hargett Hunter’s people-focused approach and deep experience in the restaurant industry, Original ChopShop’s goal of providing ‘Food for Every/Body’ will reach more people.
The new restaurant in Queen Creek will bring 50 new jobs to the area, with available positions in the culinary and hospitality teams.
The eatery is also hosting a job fair at the Queen Creek restaurant on April 10th and 13th-15th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Original ChopShop’s 3,345 square-foot interior in Queen Creek will feature a cozy atmosphere with sunny accents, distressed wood, handwritten notes and fun photography. A 732 square-foot patio will incorporate crafted tables and benches, yellow umbrellas, festoon lights and custom planters.
Several tables will offer charging stations for guests to comfortably work on laptops, as free Wi-Fi will also be available. The restaurant’s interior will accommodate 80 patrons, while the outdoor patio will seat an additional 49.
Protein bowls are a strong focus of the menu, providing guests with three key essentials: greens, grains and proteins. The most popular of them all is the Teriyaki Chicken protein bowl, which can be served with forbidden rice – a trending super-food.
Additional signature menu items include: the Acai Bowl, which is also a notable super-fruit, topped with shredded coconut and agave nectar; the Danish salad, which includes Danish bleu cheese, smoked almonds and red wine vinaigrette; as well as the Cheat Day Wrap, the Power Green and the Daily Detox fresh juices, along with the Muscle Malt and the Jacked Up PB + J protein shakes.
To celebrate the new location, Original ChopShop’s Queen Creek area fans may sign-up on Facebook to receive a complimentary protein bowl for themselves and a friend, while one lucky resident will win 30 days of Feel Good Food. Additionally, Instagram users may post a photo tagged from any Original ChopShop location with #JustFeelGoodFood for a chance to be featured on the brand Instagram account and receive a $20 gift card.
Original ChopShop in Queen Creek will be open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Restaurant hours are 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday. For additional information, please visit www.originalchopshop.com.