Our Story

Chopt is a

Creative Salad Company

Our mission? To make healthy eating exciting for all people.

From classic cravings to seasonal collaborations, we challenge ourselves to create a menu that celebrates flavors from around the world and opens up a seat at the table for anyone who wants to join.

Our Values

Our Values

We commit ourselves to a better process, start to finish. That means buying local produce and developing relationships with farmers along the way. It means seeking out unique artisans from around the world. And it means giving you a better tasting, better quality experience.

Innovate

Innovate

We constantly innovate our menu and technologies to give you better access to nutritious food and a better (more convenient) way to enjoy it.

SERVE WITH URGENCY

SERVE WITH URGENCY

We value giving you a seamless experience rooted in hospitality, with respect for your time and accuracy with each order.

Be Generous

Be Generous

Chopt Gives allows us to give year round, and support our Chopt communities, team members and the charitable partners we believe in.

Our story

the start of something better

In 2001, we founded the original Chopt restaurant in Union Square, NYC. It was our founding mission to make healthy eating exciting for all people and we continue to this day to explore new ways for our guests to make better eating a part of their daily lives.
FIRST CHOPT STORE OPENS IN UNION SQUARE

FIRST CHOPT STORE OPENS IN UNION SQUARE

Chopt opens its doors in 2001 with founders Tony and Colin working the counters.

TONY INVENTS THE MEXICAN CAESAR SALAD

TONY INVENTS THE MEXICAN CAESAR SALAD

A fan favorite gets turned into another fan favorite with this spicy twist on Caesar.

CHOPT BEGINS PARTNERSHIP WITH WELLNESS IN THE SCHOOLS

CHOPT BEGINS PARTNERSHIP WITH WELLNESS IN THE SCHOOLS

Living up to our Be Generous core value, Chopt partners with Wellness in the Schools—bringing healthy habits to NYC public schools.

Chopt expands to CT, NJ, PA, D.C., MD, VA, NC, TN, GA, AL

Chopt expands to CT, NJ, PA, D.C., MD, VA, NC, TN, GA, AL

Since opening our doors, Chopt has expanded to 11 markets and continues to grow, bringing the best of the best to customers across the country.

OUR 200th LIMITED-TIME DRESSING IS CREATED

OUR 200th LIMITED-TIME DRESSING IS CREATED

Looking back at favorites like Chili Cashew, Sweet Miso Mustard and Tapatio Ranch, the creativity never stops when it comes to creating new, shockingly delicious dressings.

CHICKEN TINGA BECOMES THE FIRST WARM BOWL ON THE MENU

CHICKEN TINGA BECOMES THE FIRST WARM BOWL ON THE MENU

The first Warm Bowl to join the menu continues to be our bestseller.

CHOPT 4.0 IS UNVEILED

CHOPT 4.0 IS UNVEILED

Innovation is what we do. Our latest restaurant model features new ordering technology and a streamlined in-store and online experience while being our most sustainable design yet.

Our partners

THE GOOD COMPANY WE KEEP

SEED + MILL

SEED + MILL

Seed + Mill is a women-owned business specializing in high-quality, organic tahini featured in our craft-made dressings.
SIMPLI

SIMPLI

SIMPLi works with producers who use regenerative farming practices to bring sustainable, high-quality olives from Greece to you.
DOUx SOUTH

DOUx SOUTH

Doux South pickle products are preservative-free and hand-packed with only natural ingredients in Atlanta, GA.
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