Original ChopShop, a neighborhood eatery crafting ‘Just Feel Good Food’ from whole ingredients, continues rapid expansion, opening its third DFW restaurant in University Park, at 6401 Hillcrest Avenue, on November 16. With the restaurant’s seven locations in Arizona, this latest opening brings the chain’s total location count to 10 stores, with more growth on the immediate horizon.
A local favorite in its home market of Phoenix since 2013, Original ChopShop entered the Dallas food scene just this year, opening its first restaurant in Las Colinas in April, followed by its second in Plano at The Shops at Legacy last month. Another location is planned in Plano on Preston Road early next year.
Original ChopShop has partnered with Consolidated Concepts since 2015 when CEO Jason Morgan brought the cost reduction specialist firm on board to help grow the new concept. Original ChopShop has utilized Consolidated Concepts services and expertise to work on Custom Contracts, Price Verification projects, onboarding a produce management system, and negotiating a Master Distribution Agreement.
“I have a lot of trust in Consolidated Concepts,” says Jason Morgan, CEO of Original ChopShop. “They act as our outsourced purchasing department, handling everything from negotiating MDA’s and Produce Agreements to doing work on custom contracts. A lot of what Consolidated Concepts promises sounds too good to be true, but they have really come through for us.”
Since the first restaurant opened in Old Town Scottsdale, Ariz., in 2013, Original ChopShop has provided a warm, welcoming place where guests ‘fuel their well-being’ with flavorful food made on-site from scratch with real, quality ingredients. The team at Original ChopShop is proud to offer customizable food for ‘Every/Body,’ providing a variety of dietary-friendly items for adults and children, including food free of gluten, dairy, lactose and soy, along with vegetarian and vegan options. The new restaurant at University Park will bring 30 new jobs to the area, with available positions in both the culinary and hospitality teams.
Protein bowls are a core component of the menu, providing guests with three key essentials: greens, grains and proteins. The menu also offers handcrafted salads, sandwiches, acai and pitaya superfruit bowls, fresh-squeezed juices and protein shakes.
Original ChopShop’s 2,675 square-foot interior at University Park will accommodate 58 guests and features the brand’s signature relaxed atmosphere, including sunny accents, distressed wood, handwritten notes and local vintage photography.
Giving back to the community is cornerstone of the Original ChopShop brand, with a focus on children’s health and recovery. The company has established a local partnership with Children’s Health Dallas. Original ChopShop plans to give an annual $5,000 contribution to the hospital through various initiatives, including a VIP preview event prior to opening.