At the Melt Shop, comfort food is reaching new levels. With thick milkshakes, greasy tater tots and unique sandwiches all made from scratch, the Melt Shop's wares may not be the healthiest thing on this list, but considering the amount of praise and awards the restaurant has received from critics and customers alike, they're the tastiest.
Since 2011, it has grown to eight units in New York, Philadelphia, and Minnesota, and over the next five years, that unit count will grow exponentially. Melt Shop has launched an international franchise program with Aurify Brands and plans to grow to 100 locations across the U.S. and internationally.
My Pie: Pizza Your Way:
In spring of 2012, three guys from the East Coast were discussing how to grow their Italian Pizza Restaurant Crust. A few days later, one of the partners was in Chipotle choosing between chicken and beef when he envisioned sausage and pepperoni, and My Pie: Pizza Your Way was born.
Located across Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Nebraska, My Pie is distinguished by high-quality ingredients and traditional recipes passed down from generations of Italian New Yorkers. With homemade recipes and strong family values, you can taste the passion put into each pie.
The Little Beet was founded with one simple philosophy: To serve real food deliciously.
Aurify Brands LLC has big plans for The Little Beet, a dual-format, better-for-you restaurant concept that operates in the two fastest-growing restaurant segments: fast casual and polished casual.
Inspired by local, seasonal and natural ingredients, Little Beet has created menu that offers wholesome food that makes you feel real good about eating it, and even better after. Using ingredients free of genetically modified organisms and meats that have not been treated with antibiotics, the menu focus largely on vegetables and whole grains, and are entirely gluten free.
Over the next year, Duddleston said the company plans to open 10 Little Beet restaurants and three Little Beet Table locations. The next Little Beet is already slated to open in Midtown Manhattan. The next few locations will open in Manhattan, before expanding to Washington, D.C., and Chicago, he said.
Fields Good Chicken:
Fields Good Chicken is your go-to chicken restaurant serving soul warming health food for lunch and dinner.
With five locations across the city all serving up the same four styles of cooked chicken—herb grilled, grilled mojo, pulled bbq, or chicken salad—a good lunch is minutes away no matter where you are. The free-range chickens are sourced from Freebird family farms in Amish country, Pennsylvania, from sustainable farmers Failing has built relationships with. These protein-heavy bowls and salads (Christina’s Kale, cobb, mo’ miso) are filling, healthy and delicious, the perfect nutritious lunch to pick up on-the-go in the city.
The nine preset sandwich combinations, like tri-tip steak with salsa verde, range in price from $7.95 to $11.95. All sandwiches are made to order in five to seven minutes with ingredients like Parmigiano-Reggiano, organic eggs and Pain d’Avignon bread. Make Sandwich is an excellent addition to an area that can always use another quick-bite option, for lunch or an easy, perhaps pre-movie, supper.