Industry News | November 21, 2013

Fresh to Order Brings its Menu to CNN Center

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Atlanta-based Fresh To Order will open a location in the CNN Center on November 22, providing CNN staff and visitors, other downtown employees, Omni Hotel guests, and Atlanta sports fans a new place to dine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and all occasions in between.

The 2,400-square-foot restaurant, located just inside the primary entrance of the CNN Center, features Fresh to Order’s menu combining quality options at fast-casual prices. Food is cooked to order and includes tossed salads, panini sandwiches, soups, and the chain’s signature Long Plates, which are prepared entrees such as Bourbon Filet and Grilled Salmon. Nearly every entrée is available for around $10 in just 10 minutes. Guests may also take advantage of the restaurant’s full bar and bar seating for pre-game or post-work cocktails.

“The CNN Center was looking to provide healthy, fresh, and unique dining options for its staff and visitors from around the country and the world,” says Fresh to Order founder and CEO, Pierre Panos. “As an Atlanta concept, we jumped at the chance to share our flavorful menu to downtown employees and visitors of this marquee location.”

The chain continues to add new restaurants in its home state while also growing methodically throughout the Southeast. It began offering multi-unit franchising in 2010 and is actively pursuing franchisees in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, the Carolinas, and the Mid-Atlantic states. Panos expects to open 50 restaurants over the next five years through a mix of both franchise and company growth.

“As the city grows, so does the demand for new, differentiated dining options,” Panos says. “We have been fortunate to open in two landmark locations this year—at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport and now CNN—and continue our commitment to providing our guests with high-quality, fresh, and innovative dining options at affordable prices.”