Former Costco Exec Opens Game-Changing Fast Food Chain
By Liz Ritter, Executive Editor |
In yet another win for clean eating, a former Costco executive is launching what is said to be America’s first USDA-certified organic fast-food chain.
The restaurant, Organic Coup, opened last month in Pleasanton, CA, and has plans to roll out 25 more over the next 14 months, according to Business Insider.
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While the menu isn’t totally what you’d expect from “health food”—there’s basically only the option to get fried chicken, either in a sandwich, salad or wrap, and the only side is popcorn—everything is raised within the organic USDA standards, minus GMOs, toxic chemicals, pesticides, antibiotics or added hormones. Plus, the chicken is air-chilled and fried in coconut oil, which the company says is plant-based, doesn’t have cholesterol and is high in vitamin A.
One other difference: the price point. All meals ring in at $8.99 (a little higher than your typical fast-food fare), but, so far, all the local reviews seem to give Organic Coup a big thumb's up for convenience and taste.