Seattle--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Organic To GoTM (OTCBB: OTGOE), the nation's first fast-casual retailer to be certified organic by the USDA, today announced that it has expanded in the Washington DC metro area on two fronts. The Company has launched a strategic expansion of its catering operation options in Washington, DC and Los Angeles through a new sales agreement with SeamlessWeb, the nation's leading online food ordering service, and has also marked the grand opening of its fourth Washington, DC location at 1700 K Street NW.
SeamlessWeb offers a Web-based system that allows businesses and individuals to order food and other services from local restaurants, caterers, in-house food service providers, and other vendors. Organic To Go now provides its complete catering menu on SeamlessWeb.com where customers can place orders for delivery, paying either online or to the delivery person. Overall, SeamlessWeb has more than 350,000 users, with approximately 230 corporate customers in Washington, DC and almost 70 corporate customers in Los Angeles.
"SeamlessWeb is doing for urban catering what Amazon.com did for internet ordering in the earliest stages of the web's development. SeamlessWeb has also done a great job working together with major corporations to streamline companywide ordering and billing processes," said Jason R. Brown, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer. "This is the perfect expansion customer base for our company. The new launch provides Organic To Go with tremendous exposure to both a large number of potential new clients, and also gives us the ability to increase our relationship with many of our best clients, since they now can include Organic To Go among their SeamlessWeb orders. SeamlessWeb provides a quick and easy way for workers to still eat healthy, either at their desk or in a meeting any time during the day."
In addition, Organic To Go is celebrating the expansion of its popular brand of "clean casual" dining with five days of free giveaways. Beginning Monday, December 15th, guests at the new Organic To Go café on K Street will be able to take advantage of the following free offers:
Monday, December 15 - FREE Steaz beverage with any purchase
Tuesday, December 16 - FREE Half Sandwich with any soup purchase
Wednesday, December 17 - FREE Honest Tea with any purchase
Thursday, December 18 - FREE Side Salad with any sandwich or soup purchase
Friday, December 19 - FREE Coffee, Espresso or Hot Tea from 6:30am-9:30am
"Since arriving in the Washington, DC area we have had a tremendous response to our cafes and catering, and look forward to serving even more DC residents and workers through our new café on K Street," Brown added. "As we head towards the holidays, we look back over the past year and reflect on the amazing growth that the Company has experienced on both the east and west coasts. We end the year with 33 cafés and having served more than 3 million guests, many of whom are repeat customers. Our Washington, DC operations have been an integral part of this success, and I acknowledge and thank everyone who has helped make this possible."
Organic To Go cafés serve hot and cold breakfasts, lunches and snacks and caters breakfast through dinner for office meetings and events for groups from five to a thousand. Organic To Go offers fresh, healthy ingredients that are natural and sourced locally whenever possible. All meals are free of harmful additives, antibiotics, chemicals, pesticides, growth hormones or genetic modification. Whenever possible, Organic To Go uses biodegradable and compostable packaging.
Based in Seattle, Organic To Go is the nation's first fast casual café chain to be certified organic by the USDA with locations in Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego and the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Organic To Go's delicious organic food is currently available in more than 170 locations including 33 cafés, more than 120 wholesale locations, 15 universities, 9 locations at Los Angeles International Airport and one franchise café scheduled to open soon at the San Diego International Airport. The company's multi-channel business model includes Retail, Corporate Catering and Wholesale operations. Organic To Go's mission is to become the leading branded provider of certified organic and natural, soups, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, entrees and other food products to corporate, university and other institutional customers in selected urban areas nationwide. All Organic To Go fare is always natural, free of harmful chemicals and created with care.