Seattle--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Organic To GoTM (OTCBB: OTGO), the nation's first fast-casual café chain to be certified as an organic retailer by the USDA, today announced the opening of its first grab & go location franchise within San Diego International Airport (SDI). The new, fully branded Organic To Go location can be found in the Food Court on the first floor of Terminal 1.
"We are very excited to launch our first franchise within San Diego International," said Jason R. Brown, CEO of Organic To Go. "Showcased in the midst of Chili's, McDonalds, Baja Fresh and Starbucks, Organic To Go's fresh, 'clean' menu options and vegetarian alternatives make a great deal of sense for travelers to and from southern California, allowing for a complete set of choices. As airlines pull back from complimentary foodservice on flights, Organic To Go offers a quick grab & go option that is not only delicious, but also nutritious."
Organic To Go's fully branded premiere SDI location is managed by Concessions Management Services (CMS), an experienced multi-concept concession company, and features Organic To Go's full service menu with branded hot soup, hot & toasted sandwiches and mini-pizzas, coffee and espresso drinks and custom sandwiches made to order. Organic To Go also partners with CMS at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), where CMS operates nine kiosk locations serving Organic To Go menu items. In addition, Organic To Go partners with HMS Host and provides grab and go meals at one of their locations at LAX.
"We've witnessed impressive customer response and growth at our LAX locations since offering the Organic To Go options. Thus CMS is excited to expand with Organic To Go into San Diego," said Clarence A. Daniels, President & CEO of CMS. "Organic To Go is truly a different option. They offer healthy and delicious organic choices that are fast and easy to take on board a plane. People are very happy to have great-tasting choices for meals made with organic ingredients, and we look forward to growing our relationship with Organic To Go at other airports throughout the country."
Organic To Go offers fresh, healthy and delicious "clean" food that is always free of harmful additives, antibiotics, chemicals, pesticides, growth hormones or genetic modification. Organic To Go ingredients are certified organic and locally sourced whenever possible.
Organic To Go has more than 120 wholesale locations, which include 50 university locations on 15 campuses as well as the ten locations at Los Angeles International Airport. Organic To Go also supplies its food to The University of Washington Medical Center, Children's Hospital and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, and operates 33 cafés and also offers corporate catering, counting such companies as Microsoft, Marriott, T-Mobile, Google, Safeco, Starbucks Coffee, and Amazon as customers.
Based in Seattle, Organic To Go is the nation's first fast casual café chain to be USDA and QAI certified as an organic retailer with locations in Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego and the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Named one of Nation's Restaurants News' "Hot Concepts" for 2008, Organic To Go's delicious organic food is currently available in more than 170 locations including 33 cafés. 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 made with organic ingredients whenever possible and is always natural, free of harmful chemicals and created with care.
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