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Delray Beach, Fla. (August 2017) – Offering guests healthy meals ordered via touch-screen kiosk, the first of many fast-casual health-focused localgreens (www.livelocalgreens.com) plans to open to the public Monday, August 28, for lunch and dinner in Delray Beach with a Grand Opening celebration on September 28, 2017. A concept developed by Restaurateur Dave Magrogan, Chef Josh short and Chef Adam Gottlieb of the Dave Magrogan Restaurant Group, localgreens features a tech-forward ordering system that combines the convenience of fast food with the nutritional benefits of fresh local ingredients, bringing health-minded consumers a new affordable fast-casual lunch and dinner destination.
“South Florida is in need of a quick-service restaurant that doesn’t cut corners or sacrifice on quality in the name of speed, especially when they’re feeding their families on the go,” explains Adam Gottlieb, the concept’s co-founder and Director of Operations. “From the wholesome ingredients used in our kitchen to the brands we bring in to our restaurant, we are committed to serving meals with integrity. localgreens is your everyday lunch, dinner or snack spot that you can always feel good about. Even our indulgences are good for you.”
Following the successful Grand Opening at Dave Magrogan Restaurant Group concept Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar in Delray Beach, localgreens serves as a quick-service complement to the full-service dine-in restaurant and hopes to attract like-minded area diners whose lifestyles promote health and wellness as an everyday focus. The fast-casual concept, whose motto is simply “live green. live well.”, will utilize the same farm-forward approach as its sister concept, with a menu curated by Corporate Executive Chef Josh Short who prides himself on sourcing ingredients from nearby farms to feature local peak-season selections whenever possible.
“It might sound cheesy, but when you cook with love as your main ingredient, everything will taste better,” explains Short. “Now more than ever, people are starting to care more about what they’re eating from where it’s sourced to how it’s prepared. I love using simple approaches to my ingredients that result in incredibly flavorful dishes that are crave-worthy and healthy at the same time. Mother Nature is the true artist here.”
Rather than stand in a line and wait for their order to be taken, localgreens customers will be prompted to submit their order via convenient kiosks placed near the restaurant entrance. Virtual menus allow diners to quickly and easily scan menu items, build and customize their orders and assemble their meal before it is prepared to order in localgreens’ open kitchen, with guest checks averaging at around $12 per person.
As part of localgreens’ commitment to sustainability, the restaurant’s interiors feature eco-friendly elements including a sealed exposed concrete floor throughout the 1,500-square foot space and seating made from 90% sawdust and other recycled materials; and all take-out containers are made from biodegradable plant-based materials.
localgreens enlists the expertise of certified nutritionists to work alongside Chef Short and the culinary team to provide wholesome, nutrient-dense meals that are made to order in under 10 minutes using the freshest local ingredients available without relying on added salt or sugar to enhance flavors. The first location to open in Delray Beach, Fla., will offer a menu featuring locally-sourced ingredients based on seasonality, which will change twice yearly to provide diners with the freshest possible flavors.
Menu highlights include the Grateful Shred Green Bowl, a mix of Tuscan kale and red cabbage loaded with heirloom cherry tomatoes, cauliflower, bean sprouts, carrots, beets, golden raisins, broccoli and toasted sunflower seeds; Medicine Man Hot Noodle Bowl with ramen noodles, carrots, edamame, broccoli, baby bok choy, red cabbage, basil, Tuscan kale, jalapeno and bean sprouts served in roasted vegetable broth; and an assortment of PowerSnack Bowls including acai, chia seed and organic Greek yogurt base options.
Guests can customize any of localgreens’ chef-curated Green, Grain or Noodle Bowls with a variety of proteins, choosing from organic grass-fed chicken or stir fry beef, tuna poke, citrus shrimp, tofu and Beyond Meat™ chicken strips. In addition to committing to the highest standards of food quality, localgreens’ beverage list will include a variety of bottled waters, coconut water and an assortment of hand-crafted sodas made with ultra-filtered water, 100% organic ingredients and natural sweeteners by Tractor Beverage Company.
localgreens features indoor and covered outdoor seating and is located in the Delray Place shopping plaza at 1841 South Federal Highway #400, Delray Beach, Fla. 33483. Hours are 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily. For more information, visit www.livelocalgreens.com or call (561) 808-8880.
Founded in 2017 by Restaurateur Dave Magrogan with Chef Josh Short and Chef Adam Gottlieb of the Dave Magrogan Restaurant Group, localgreens is the fast-casual answer to the health-minded consumer’s busy schedule. Featuring convenient ordering kiosks, the concept allows customers to browse chef-curated menu items before placing orders, which are ready to be eaten in-store or taken to go in 10 minutes or less. Open for lunch and dinner, localgreens offers a menu of nutritionally-dense options including salads, hot and cold noodle bowls, acai bowls and housemade popsicles, with a majority of ingredients delivered directly from local farms. localgreens currently has one location in Delray Beach, Florida with plans for expansion in South Florida. For more information, visit www.livelocalgreens.com.
published on 11/04/2017