FULTON MARKET — Honeygrow, a fast-casual stir-fry and salad chain, will open in Fulton Market on Friday, the company's first Chicago restaurant.
The Philadelphia-based chain will celebrate the restaurant's opening at 179 N. Morgan St. Friday by giving the first 100 people in line a free meal, or diners can donate the price of their meal to nonprofit Common Threads, a representative confirmed.
Honeygrow's menu focuses on stir-frys, salads and cold pressed juices and offers a variety of vegan and gluten-free options. And the restaurant's build-your-own "honeybar" allows customers to create custom desserts using different kinds of honey and fruit.
CEO Justin Rosenberg told Crain's Chicago Business earlier this year that the West Loop is an "ideal first location" in Chicago for the brand.
"Chicago has a good fast-casual scene, but there isn't a lot of fast-casual in the West Loop. It's an ideal first location for us in an emerging, amazing neighborhood," he said.
Rosenberg is expected to open other Honeygrow restaurants in Chicago after the Fulton Market shop, a company spokeswoman said.
Founded in Philadelphia in 2012, Honeygrow operates 15 restaurants on the East Coast and plans to open new locations in Philadelphia, Brooklyn and New York City soon.
Honeygrow is at 179 N. Morgan St. in Fulton Market. [Honeygrow]