Queues Out the Door for USA's First Major Organic Drive-Thru Fast Food Restaurant
A game-changing drive through restaurant in California has just opened. Amy’s Kitchen, known for its organic, non-GMO and vegetarian/vegan frozen food options, has opened it's doors to queues of people.
Running since the late 1980s as an alternative to the extremely over-processed foods that dominated the frozen food market, Amy’s Kitchen's roots began in making healthy frozen meals.
Fastforward to the year 2000 and Amy’s frozen products began to appear in stores throughout the U.S., with more than 250 varieties sold worldwide today.
The new Amy’s Organic Drive-Thru restaurant, located in Rohnert Park, California, features an entirely vegetarian menu.
Amy’s website states:
We feel it is important to know where our food comes from. We have earned a reputation in the farming community as the company with the most rigid standards for quality and consistency. This is as it should be.
Non-GMO and organic
According to a report by KOIN-6:
The restaurant provides non-GMO, organic, gluten free and vegan options for those looking to grab a bite on the go, but don’t want the typical fast food experience. Menu items are cooked with organic vegetables, beans, grains and dairy sourced “from the farm around the corner.
Business has been good since the doors opened last July, with long lines in the both the dining area and the drive-thru and reported wait times of 15-20 minutes, according to ABC-7.
“So many (have) showed up and it’s given us a lot of hope that this is a concept that works,” Amy’s Restaurant Manager Paul Schiefer said.
The restaurant offers a wide selection of meat-free burgers, burritos, macaroni and cheese, pizza, salad, and chili, as well as milkshakes and vegan non-dairy shakes with complete transparency of where the food came from, where it was grown and packed and the constituent nutritional information.
Vegan and gluten-free options
The full menu can be ordered as vegan or gluten-free, all ingredients are non-GMO. More than 95 percent of the products are organic, and much of the ingredients will be locally sourced, according to the company. In addition, the menu is peanut- and egg-free.
Traditional fast-food restaurants often source their produce from factory farming operations
Amy’s actually grows produce on site thanks to its roof-bound garden. The establishment also has an on-site water tower that collects rain to water the roof-top garden.
In addition to having great food grown sustainably, the company also reportedly pays workers a living wage with health benefits.
While most fast food joints seem content to serve pink slime and unhealthy processed foods, Amy’s has set the bar for quality fast food. In addition to serving healthy locally grown food, the restaurant has also provided an example of how a fast-food company can pay a living wage to its employees.
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