In what they hope will be the first of a string of successful fast-casual concepts, three buddies are launching Evergreens, a gourmet salad to-go idea adopted from the east coast, where they've proven an extremely popular lunch alternative to pizza and sandwiches.
Childhood friends Hunter Brooks and Todd Fishman grew up together on the eastside and recently reconnected in NYC, discovered similar salad concepts, and brought the idea back home with them to Seattle, along with business partner Ryan Suddendorf .
The dudes have implemented the help of Beecher's Kurt Dammeier (who is busy with his own build-outs) to help finance the project that focuses on all-natural ingredients (like Beecher's cheese!).
There will also be a ton of proteins to chose from (chicken, salmon, egg, shrimp, turkey, bacon) and at least 15 salad dressing options (blueberry sriracha vinaigrette, barbecue ranch, cilantro lime). Not only that, Evergreens will chop up and build your order, sort of like Chipotle for salads.
You can look for Evergreens to open in the old Quiznos space on 3rd and Marion (near Metropolitan Grill) in late summer. Hours of operation are still being finalized, but you can pretty much count on M-F, early afternoon to early evening. Check out their Facebook page for updates.