Fast casual chain Crisp & Green will open its first Tampa location this summer

Florida's first storefronts in Naples and Venice are slated to open this spring.

click to enlarge Fast casual chain Crisp & Green will open its first Tampa location this summer
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Tampa's upcoming Sweetgreen is set to have some competition this summer.

Tampa Bay is just a small area included in Crisp & Green’s massive expansion throughout the country, which includes a whopping 30 locations opening over the next few years.

The Minnesota-based company announced its expansion earlier this week, adding that it will open five locations throughout Southwest and Central Florida this spring and summer.

On the Crisp & Green website, there are actually three different Tampa locations “coming soon” alongside other slated storefronts in Miami, Sarasota and Orlando.

Crisp & Green is known for its health-forward approach to fast casual dining; popular items on its menu include salads, build-your-own grain bowls and smoothies. Most locations boast a large refrigerated display of the fresh produce that’s used in its many dishes.

The franchise also regularly collaborates with fitness studios and trainers in whatever city it’s in, so expect Tampa’s upcoming Crisp & Green to work with local gyms and influencers.

There are a number of vegan and vegetarian options offered on the nutrition-focused eatery's menu.

Florida’s first Crisp & Green in Venice is slated to open this week, and its upcoming Naples location will celebrate its grand opening shortly thereafter.

“Floridians are seeking high-quality food with great flavor that is healthy and they can grab on the run,” Crisp & Green Founder and CEO, Steele Smiley wrote. “We are grateful to be able to meet customer demand with fresh menu items and become the fast and healthy option in Central and Southwest Florida this summer,” a press release states.

There are no additional details about where exactly Tampa’s upcoming restaurant will be  located, so follow the franchise on Facebook and Instagram—both at @crispandgreen— to keep up with the latest information.

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Kyla Fields

Kyla Fields is the Managing Editor of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay who started their journey at CL as summer 2019 intern. They are the proud owner of a charming, sausage-shaped, four-year-old rescue mutt named Piña.
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