Modern Market Eatery, the Colorado-based fast casual concept specializing in scratch-made foods using clean ingredients, will open the brand’s first drive-thru restaurant in Colorado Springs at 3015 New Center Point, Suite 100, in the First & Main Town Center on Friday, Nov. 17.

The new company-owned restaurant is the third Modern Market Eatery location in Colorado Springs. Offering dine-in, drive-thru, and delivery options, it will serve the full Modern Market menu, including the new winter menu, which launched on Nov. 1, featuring eight brand-new dishes.

The restaurant will also feature a “Mini Market” merchandise area that the brand launched earlier this year to provide diners with numerous locally made products, such as Switchback Coffee Roasters, Bibamba Chocolates, and Skratch Labs, as well as Modern Market Eatery hats, mugs and more. The restaurant is also the brand’s third location to feature a double-sided assembly line in the kitchen that allows for quicker prep times, meaning guests wait less for their fresh, made-to-order meals.

“Opening our first drive-thru restaurant is just one of the many ways our team is working to reimagine fast food and show guests how healthy food can be a quick, convenient option for the entire family,” says Modern Market Eatery Co-founder and President Rob McColgan. “This will be the first of many drive-thru locations we anticipate developing over the coming years to provide an even more efficient service model to handle the increasing volume of take-out orders.”

Known for its mindfully sourced ingredients, Modern Market Eatery never uses artificial flavors or colorings, trans fats, hormones, antibiotics or funky additives and offers a broad menu of scratch-prepared grain bowls, salads, sandwiches, pizzas and more.

To celebrate the opening, the restaurant will host a grand opening event on Friday, Dec. 1, and will donate 100% of proceeds from that day to Food to Power, a Colorado Springs nonprofit providing multi-faceted programming to cultivate a healthy, equitable food system in the community.

Loyalty members can get an exclusive sneak peek at the new location and receive free lunch and swag on Thursday, Nov. 16. Guests can register for the loyalty program by downloading the app.

The restaurant created 32 local jobs in Colorado Springs and offers seating for 84 guests between the dining room and patio. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.

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