More than six years into FUSIAN’s journey, the fast casual has rewritten its business strategy. It starts with the brand’s first test kitchen, now operating in their Grandview location in Columbus, Ohio.
The space “will serve as a launching point for us to curate, test, and assess new menu items before incorporating them into the experience of each of our current and future restaurants,” FUSIAN says in a release.
Guests visiting FUSIAN Grandview will experience a new menu starting with the pilot of FUSIAN Inspired Bowls on February 5. The initial offering will feature four inspired bowl options to fit an array of dietary preferences and flavor profiles from the hearty “Highland Bowl” with sweet white rice and roasted chicken to the “Kaleo Bowl,” a paleo friendly and gluten-free option with a citrus-kale base and yuzu tossed tuna. Additionally, FUSIAN will continue to offer four inspired rolls and the option for guests to create their own bowl or roll.
“Our Grandview store is the perfect location for us to try new things. The surrounding neighborhood is rich with progressive palettes and a diverse base of diners willing to discover. Grandview is the epicenter of ‘Test City, USA’, the moniker NPR has rightfully given to Ohio’s center city,” says FUSIAN co-founder Stephan Harman in the release.
In addition to the menu changes, FUSIAN plans to renovate locations and is introducing new flavors inspired by their chef’s travels, including yuzu, sesame soy, and spicy togarashi.
FUSIAN has 11 locations: three in Cincinnati, four in Columbus, two in Dayton, and one upcoming in Toledo.