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Fork & Salad Brings “Aloha Spirit” to OC

06.28.19

Fork & Salad, the Hawai‘i-inspired healthy fast-casual concept, brings the “Aloha Spirit” to Orange. The location will serve as the concept’s mainland headquarters and franchise training facility.

Founded on Maui in 2016 by chefs Jaron Blosser, Cody Christopher, and Travis Morrin, the eatery aims to make healthy food affordable and accessible with tasty, nutritious ingredients and recipes inspired by the islands. After the first location opened in Kīhei, Maui, the community responded with one word: MORE! The co-owners added a second location on the island, recently named one of three best new restaurants in Hawai‘i in Hawai‘i Business Magazine’s 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards.

Fork & Salad’s expansion to Orange brings unique flavors to California while allowing the eatery to maintain its strong commitment to quality ingredients, customer convenience, and healthy lifestyles, all set in a casual, convenient and comfortable space. Fork & Salad partnered with Fransmart, the industry-leading franchise development company behind the explosive growth of brands like Five Guys Burgers and Fries, The Halal Guys, and Qdoba Mexican Grill, as their exclusive franchise development partner to grow the brand in California – and beyond.

“We were completely charmed by Old Towne Orange from the beginning. The way its culture not only respects the past but also welcomes the future as an emerging area, makes it the perfect match for our mainland headquarters,” said co-owner Morrin. “Our vision has always been to redefine the possibilities of farm-to-table cuisine. With the strength of Fransmart behind us, we’re confident you’ll see Fork & Salad first across California and then sprout up organically across the country and around the world.”

Fork & Salad offers more than 50 fresh ingredients, a variety of gluten-free selections, signature salads and sandwiches, build-your-own options and healthy beverages like house-made teas and organic kombucha – all inspired by Maui.

Each location also establishes local relationships with suppliers, sourcing locally as often as possible. Its Orange location will feature Santa Ana’s Bread Artisan Bakery for sandwiches and salad bread and San Diego-based Bootstrap Kombucha on draft, among others.

The Orange location will also unveil the Orange Home Grown Seasonal Salad as part of its give back program. A portion of the proceeds from the salad will be donated to the Orange Home Grown Foundation, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing awareness of healthy living and urban agriculture to the local community. The signature salad will feature produce from the Orange Home Grown Farmers and Artisans Market in historic Old Towne Orange.

240 W. Chapman Avenue in Orange.



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