Chopt Creative Salad Company
16 years ago, best friends Tony Shure and Colin McCabe were students at the University of Wisconsin & knew that there had to be a way to enjoy really flavorful food that was actually healthy for you. Back in 2001, salads were something that went on the side of the plate. In the humble salad, Tony and Colin saw an opportunity. Why couldn’t a salad be the main event? Inspired by this question, they imagined Chopt. They dreamed of a restaurant where eating would be like flipping through the pages of a travel magazine, and they created a technique, chopping, to ensure that there would be big flavor in every bite.
Fast forward 16 years and Tony, Colin, and the entire Chopt family are continuing that same mission. As a brand, Chopt aims to be the first to get people to truly crave salad , like really crave. To achieve this, we go to crazy lengths for flavor , combining seasonal ingredients from local purveyors with authentic flavors sourced from around the world. We believe in a new kind of fast food — one in which healthy, flavorful food is just as convenient, accessible and affordable as what the burger guys are slinging down the street. And it’s that passion and conviction that has enabled us to open up 50 restaurants across the east coast, with many more along the way.