Home-grown salad spinners Evergreens appear to have some major expansions in the works, with six new locations slated to open for the mini-chain this year, and another five on the way in 2019.
An eagle-eyed Eater tipster noticed that a space right next to the Publix apartment complex in the International District as well as dumpling restaurant Dough Zone was papered over with Evergreens logos. That’s on 5th Avenue, directly across from International District/Chinatown station.
Evergreens’ website also lists other locations as “coming soon” — it looks that they’ll be setting up in the One Union building downtown (at 6th and Union), and further afield in Kirkland. Also listed is an upcoming Sea-Tac location — airport officials confirmed that it will be part of the Central Terminal renovations, joining that terminal’s food court in early 2019.
Evergreens co-founder Todd Fishman tells Eater that a Pioneer Square location is also set to open in future — the other locations for these fairly substantial expansions are still under wraps for now.
The gourmet-salad-to-go company started out in Seattle in 2013 on 3rd Avenue near Marion Street with a build-your-own-bowl set-up, as well as a set menu of salads. Companies with similar approaches like California-based Sweetgreen have been making major expansions of late, so it seems that Evergreens is more or less following suit. The company now has seven locations, mostly in Seattle, and with one in Bellevue.