A Healthy Fast-Casual Concept Will Soon Come to Fort Collins

The Minnesota-based Crisp & Green eatery plans to open its second Colorado location later this year before expanding across the state with more than 16 new stores
A Healthy Fast-Casual Concept Will Soon Come to Fort Collins
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The incoming Crisp & Green will open at 3581 E Harmony Rd Fort Collins, CO 80528 later this year, according to a press release obtained by What Now Denver

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Steele Smiley opened Crisp & Green in 2016 with the belief that “every community should have access to convenient, healthy choices and resources that make a positive impact on their lives.”

The Crisp & Green menu offers an array of chef-curated salads, grain bowls, and smoothies. For example, dishes like the Wild Wild Southwest Bowl (arugula, roasted chicken, roasted corn and poblano, and a zesty Southwestern dressing) and the Vegan Seoul Bowl (brown rice, spinach, tofu, roasted mushrooms, citrus glazed tofu, napa cabbage, and spicy bibimbap sauce) are just two delicious selections featured on the Crisp & Green menu. 

In 2018, the company made the decision to begin franchising. By 2020, Smiley decided to spread his health-focused fair and food faith nationwide. In Addition to Colorado, Crisp & Green currently has locations in Minnesota, Florida, Texas, South Dakota, Nebraska, and North Dakota and will open locations in Tennessee, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Utah, Illinois, Arkansas, and Iowa in the future. Crisp & Green is also focused on partnering with health and fitness studios & concepts in its stores’ surrounding areas to create a wellness movement.

That said, What Now Denver caught up with Franchisee Andrew Rauch for more details:

WND: Why did you choose to franchise with C&G?

Rauch: Great product, great program, excellent leadership group. It’s a company you can feel good partnering with.

WND: What are your hopes for the location?

Rauch: We hope that the community loves the food and we can be accepted as a leader in the healthy, fast-casual dining space.

WND: What can customers expect from your store?

Rauch: Excellent chef-crafted food and fast & friendly service in a clean and positive environment.

WND: How many patrons can your store accommodate?

Rauch: I believe this location can have up to 50 patrons in the restaurant at one time.

Amanda Peukert

Amanda Peukert is a Los Angeles-based writer with a love for tattoos, music, food, and film. She received her BA and MFA in creative writing from California State University, Long Beach. Her work has appeared in/on SPIN, LA Taco, Tattoodo, Skin Deep, and Tattoo Energy. When she’s not writing, you can catch her listening to Alice in Chains and Tupac, or watching movies like The Crow and Halloween while eating tacos and drinking a cold beer.
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