Chopt Creative Salad Restaurant was founded in 2001 in New York City, New York, by current CEO and co-owner Nicholas Marsh. The company operates a chain of restaurants that mainly serve salads as a main course.
The company is different in that it serves salads or “salad wraps” as the main course. No refined sugars are used in the restaurant’s dressings, bur agave nectar and honey are used as replacements. Typical salads include fish, shrimp, or even nuts, fruits and grains. Customers order their salads, watch them being made, then pay for them at the end of the “salad bar”. Vegan choices, as well as a gluten-free menu, are also available.
In 2016, the company announced that it hired salad blogger Julia Sherman to represent their brand.
In October 2020, Chopt opened it’s 5th New Jersey location.
Chopt has 48 locations in 7 states. Catering is available at every location. DoorDash is the third party delivery service used by the company. Headquarters remain in New York City, New York.