Food & Drink

Which Charleston-grown food chain is headed to Charlotte?

Verde, Charleston's home-grown version of Chopt, is making its first expansion beyond the Lowcountry with a new Charlotte location.
Verde, Charleston's home-grown version of Chopt, is making its first expansion beyond the Lowcountry with a new Charlotte location.

Charleston’s homegrown version of a fast-casual, custom-salad chain is making its first expansion beyond the Lowcountry, and it’s coming to Charlotte.

Verde, the brainchild of Sam and Jennifer Ferrebee, started in 2011 at 347 King St. They’ve since opened two locations, in Mount Pleasant and West Ashley.

Verde is scheduled to open in Ballantyne, at 15105 John J. Delaney Drive, by the end of July, although an exact date hasn’t been announced yet.

As at fast-casual restaurants such as Chopt and Crisp, you choose your ingredients and the staff assembles your salad in front of you. Verde’s menu includes seasonal ingredients, wraps and soups, with prices ranging from $6.95 to $8.95. Signature dishes include the Southern Harvest Salad (mesclun, roast chicken, apples, pecans and cornbread croutons with a sweet tea vinaigrette) and the Lentil Giant (grains, kale, baby spinach, avocado, beets, grape tomatoes, chickpeas and almonds with a turmeric vinaigrette).

The restaurant also includes a composting program and local sourcing, as well as food donations. Find more information at www.eatverde.com.

Kathleen Purvis; 704-358-5236.
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